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Adam's Star Fingerless Gloves

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Named in memory of my nephew Adam, all profits from the sale of this pattern will go to the national suicide prevention charity Papyrus

Every year hundreds of families lose a loved one to suicide. Last year we were one of them. Sadly, the numbers are growing, especially amongst young men, and I wanted to help raise awareness of the issue and money for a charity that helps those who are struggling.
I decided to design fingerless gloves (with the option to make them fingerless mittens if you would prefer) because it’s easier to knit for hands than feet if you don’t know someone’s exact size.
I chose a star design to remind the wearer that even in the darkest night the stars are still shining brightly above the clouds, we may not be able to see them, but they are still there.

Method: These stranded colorwork fingerless gloves/ mitts are knit in the round from the cuff down and come with the option to knit half fingers or a half mitt at the end of the hand. They have a thumb gusset and can be worked with two or more contrasting colors. These gloves can be knitted on dpns, by magic loop, or on a short circular (but you will still need dpns for the thumbs and fingers).
Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out.
You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.


This pattern is written in three sizes referred to throughout the pattern as S, M, and L. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are color coded.
S - hand circumference = 7” (18 cm)
M - hand circumference = 7.75” (19.75 cm)
L - hand circumference = 8.5" (21.5 cm)


You can use any 4 ply (fingering) yarn that you like and with which you can get tension/ gauge. This pattern works well with either a solid and a variegated yarn or two (or more) solid colors.
Please note I do not recommend using yarns with a high cotton content as cotton doesn’t stretch as much as other fibers and this will affect the fit of your gloves.

To work two color fingerless gloves as shown -
MC – Approx.    125 (164, 172) metres, 137 (180, 188) yards
CC1 – Approx.   38 (39, 40) metres, 42 (43, 44) yards

To work two color fingerless mittens as shown -
MC – Approx.    110 (-, -) metres, 120 (-, -) yards
CC1 – Approx.         40 (-, -) metres, 44 (-, -) yards      

3mm dpns or size needed for gauge (optional short circular/ long circular for magic loop for knitting the hand, you will still need dpns to work the thumbs and fingers).
2.5mm dpns (optional short circular/ long circular for magic loop for knitting cuff).

Other materials: 
3 Stitch Markers
Waste yarn/ dental floss/ stitch holders as preferred
Tape Measure
Darning needle for sewing in ends
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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