The knitting loom is an older style of knitting which has recently come back into vogue -- especially when it comes to knitting gloves or socks. Although this often requires using circular of double point knitting needles, a knitting loom can be a simpler, less complex alternative to juggling four or five needles at once. Familiarize yourself with the basic loom stitches, such as the e-wrap, before beginning fingerless gloves, and you will be able to quickly stitch up a pair.
Things You'll Need
- 2 Skeins, worsted-weight wool
- Round loom
- Yarn needle
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Cast on to 19 pegs of the round loom. Knit evenly for six rows.
E-wrap pegs 24 to 20 for the thumb. Knit pegs 20 through 24, then pegs 1 through 19. Knit back from pegs 19 through 1, then 24 through 21. Transfer the yarn loop from peg 20 to peg 21. This decreases one peg. Continue knitting, decreasing one peg each time until you are back to knitting pegs 1 through 19.
Knit pegs 1 through 19 for five more rows. Cast off.
Sew up the side seams using a yarn needle. This completes one fingerless glove. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for the second glove.