Gloves are complicated projects to knit and it can be difficult to find patterns that use straight needles as opposed to circular or double-pointed knitting needles. When knitting gloves on straight needles, sew each finger seam individually in addition to the side seams. Be careful when substituting different yarn and needle sizes when making gloves, as even small changes in gauge will have a big effect on the final fit of your glove.
Things You'll Need
- Size 13 knitting needles
- 2 skeins, worsted-weight wool
- Yarn needle
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Cast on 38 stitches. Work in 1-by-1 stitch ribbing until your piece measures 2 inches long. To make 1-by-1 stitch ribbing, simply alternate between knit and purl with each stitch. This is as opposed to 2-by-2 stitch ribbing, for example, where you would work in an alternating pattern of knit two, purl two. Increase every ninth stitch on the last row. You now have 42 stitches.
Continue working in 1-by-1 rib stitch for 22 stitches, then knit to the end. Purl for 20 stitches, then knit to the end of the row. Repeat this step. Work in 1-by-1 rib stitch for 22 stitches. Knit 1, then knit three times in the next stitch. Knit across. Purl for 22 stitches, then knit for 22 stitches. Work 1-by-1 rib stitch for 22 stitches then knit 1. Increase one stitch, knit one, increase one and knit across. Work one row in 1-by-1 rib stitch. Knit one row. Work another row in rib stitch. Work in rib stitch for 22 stitches, then knit across. Increase one stitch, knit three, increase one then knit across. Continue working the last four rows until you have 52 stitches on your needle.
Knit 35 stitches, turn, leaving the remaining stitches unworked, and purl back across 12 stitches, turn and cast on three stitches. Work in stockinette stitch on these 15 stitches for 1 1/2 inches. Stockinette stitch means that you alternate knit and purl between rows. To shape the top, knit together every second and third stitch. Purl across. Knit together, across. Break the yarn and thread through the remaining stitches. Use a yarn needle to sew the seam. This is the thumb of the glove.
Rejoin the wool at the base of the thumb and knit across. You have 43 stitches on your needle. Work in stockinette stitch for 1 inch. Knit across 28 stitches, turn, purl back 13 stitches, turn and cast on three stitches. You now have 16 stitches on the needle. Work these stitches in stockinette for 1 3/4 inches. Follow the same method as described in Step 3 for shaping the top of this finger. Break the yarn and sew down the seam. This is the first finger.
Rejoin the yarn at the base of the first finger and knit across five stitches. Turn and purl back 13 stitches, cast on three. Work in stockinette on these 16 stitches for 2 inches. Shape the top, break the yarn and sew down the seam.
Rejoin the yarn at the base of the second finger and knit across five stitches. Turn and purl back across 13 stitches, turn and cast on 3 stitches. Work in stockinette for 1 3/4 inches. Shape the top, break the yarn and sew the seam.
Rejoin the yarn at the base of the third finger knit to the end. Work in stockinette on these 13 stitches for 1 1/4 inches. Shape the top, cast off and sew down the side seam of the glove. This completes one glove. Repeat all steps for the second glove.