Thursday, March 12, 2009

Custom Fingerless Glove Pattern (intermediate/advanced)


I wouldn't mind seeing how a beginner does as well, but no pressure.

I need a tester or two for this pattern. Or, if you happen to make them and want to tell me how I can improve the pattern, please leave your suggestions in the comments sections of this post. For the first 5 to email me a picture of your gloves, I'll send you a little Thank You to show my appreciation.

*One skein, any weight yarn you wish
*the hook appropriate for it. It usually has a hook size on the label, but if not you can make a gauge swatch. For the right effect the pattern should be snug and not full of gaps.
*A needle for weaving in ends

Pattern Stitch-
*sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc* (shell is 5 dc)

Beginning chain is in multiples of 6 +1.

Measure around your arm where you want the glove to start. Use your gauge to determine the length of base chain to the nearest multiple of 6. Chain 1 more for a turn-ch.

1)sc in the first ch from hook,* skip 2 ch, 5dc in next ch (shell made), skip 2 ch, sc in next ch* Repeat from * to * around. Join to first sc, ch 3, turn.

2)2dc in same stitch as ch 3, *skip 2 dc, sc in next dc (center st of shell), skip 2 dc, shell in sc* Repeat from * to * around. Finish with 2 dc in the same st as ch 3, join with slip stitch to 3rd ch in ch3. Ch1, turn.

3)sc in same st as ch1, *shell in next sc, sc in center st of next shell,* Repeat from * to * around, join with slip stitch to beginning sc. Ch 3 turn.

Alternately repeat rows 2&3 til you reach your wrist. I suggest you try it on every so often. Once you reach the length you want, we'll start the gusset increases.

Measure around your wrist, then measure around your hand at the level of your thumb knuckle's widest point. Use your gauge and the differences between those measurements to determine how many increase rows you need.
For instance, I needed 2 inches of inc. and that was 6 pattern repeats to increase. Keep the increases in line because they are a gusset and will shape your thumb I found this easiest to do by making my increase at the first stitch in the row.

Gusset Increase-
1)In the first shell of the row, instead of a regular shell, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc. Continue on with your regular pattern stitch for the rest of the row.

2)Continue in your regular pattern stitch for the row until you reach the last shell, the dc, ch1 shell. Sc in the first ch-1 space, shell in the next ch-1 space, sc in the next ch-1 space. Finish in pattern.

3)Make one row in regular pattern.

This increases your shell count by one shell. Make the increase as many times as needed. (for mine, I needed 6 more shells to make a 2 inch increase so I repeated the increase rows 6 times.)

Separating the thumb gusset from the body of the glove now.

1)Work row in pattern til you reach the center shell before the gusset. ( 6 shells before the end for me) Sc in the center of the shell, ch 5, join with slip stitch to the first sc. Ch3 turn.

2)2 dc in the same stitch as ch3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, shell in next sc. Continue in pattern around.

Body of Hand-

Continue in pattern til you reach the desired length. You can leave the scalloped edge the way it is and cut yarn or you can add the mile-a-minute edging I used (edging pattern below, do not cut yarn yet if you wish to edge) It will add three rows of length, so take that into account if you are planning to use it.

Thumb Rows-
Attach yarn to any shell center stitch. Continue in pattern til reaching the ch5. Skip 2ch, sc in next ch, skip 2ch, and then continue in pattern. join with slip stitch. Work rows 2&3 of pattern til desired length is reached. If you want to edge it, this will add three rows to the length. If not, cut yarn.

Mile-a-minute edging (optional)

1)Working with wrong side facing (you are looking at the inside of the glove)You may be starting with row 2 OR row 3 from the Arm section. Either is fine, simple start this row on sc or dc, whichever you need.
*Sc in the center dc of shell, ch 2 dc in sc, ch 2* around. Join with slip stitch to beginning. Ch 1, turn.

2)*sc in sc, 2 sc in each ch 2 space* Repeat from * to * around. Join with slip stitch to beginning sc. DO NOT TURN.

3) Ch 7, dc in 4th chain from hook, ch 3, dc in same stitch as beginning chain. *Sk 3 sc, dc in next sc, ch 4, dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in same stitch as dc on sc row. * Repeat from * to * around, join with slip stitch in chain 3 of beginning chain 7. Cut yarn.

Since you've been trying the glove on while making it, it should fit like a .... well, you know, a glove. Weave in the ends with your needle. Voila, DONE.

1 comment:

Amber said...