Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Pattern!


Twilight Fingerless Gloves
Designed by Sheila Chew

Thanks to ChickenBetty’s sock pattern and Shiny Knits Eclipse sock pattern (great charts!)


I designed these fingerless gloves for my friend Beth using the above two patterns for inspiration and charts. I knit the white and black parts using intarsia, and then used duplicate stitch for the red apple on top. I also used duplicate stitch on the red ribbon.

Needle : US 3 / 3.25 mm
Yarn : Bernat Satin Sport Solids in black, white, and red
Darning needle for finishing and duplicate stitching

“Eclipse” Glove: (for the left hand)
Cast on 48 stitches onto US3 double pointed needles and join. Knit K2P2 ribbing for 8 rounds. Switch to stockenette and knit 26 rounds. On the next round, knit 9, knit a 6 stitch buttonhole*, and knit the rest of the round. Knit 8 more rounds of stockenette. Knit K2P2 ribbing for 6 rows. Bind off.

Using the charts from Shiny Knits Eclipse sock pattern, duplicate stitch a red ribbon around the glove.

“Twilight” Glove: (for the right hand)
Cast on 48 stitches onto US3 double pointed needles and join. Knit K2P2 ribbing for 8 rounds. Switch to stockenette and begin the apple/hand chart from ChickenBetty’s sock pattern, starting at row 30. Remember, you will knit the chart BACK and FORTH, not around, so use several needles and be patient with yourself. I knit only the black and white portions, and then added the red apple later using duplicate stitch. On the 27th row of the chart that you knit, put a thumbhole by knitting a six stitch buttonhole* starting 15 stitches from the end of the row. (knit the chart, knit a few more black stitches, knit a six stitch buttonhole, and the knit 9 stitches). Finish the chart. Knit 5 rounds (yes, switch back to knitting in the round) of stockenette, then 6 rounds of K2P2 ribbing. Bind off. Weave in all ends. Sew seam.

*Instructions for a six stitch buttonhole can be found here.

1 comment:

cko said...

Thank you for the instructions. Wish I were as talented as you. Must be so rewarding to accomplish so much!