Christmas Treat Fingerless Gloves
Matching socks, hat, fingerless gloves, and cowl are available separately in my pattern store or you can save by purchasing the complete set as one collection.
Method: These stranded colorwork fingerless gloves are knit in the round from the cuff down. They have a thumb gusset and can be worked in three or more contrasting colors (pair shown uses four colors).
These fingerless gloves can be knitted on dpns, by magic loop, or on a short circular (in which case you will still need dpns for the fingers and thumbs).
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.
Size: This pattern is written in 4 sizes referred to throughout the pattern as XS, S, M, and L. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are color coded.
XS - Finished Hand Circumference 6.75” (17cm)
S - Finished Hand Circumference 7.5” (19 cm)
M - Finished Hand Circumference 8.25” (21 cm)
L - Finished Hand Circumference 9” (23 cm)
Yarn: You can use any 4 ply yarn that you like and with which you can get gauge to knit these gloves. 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.
This is a great pattern to experiment with color and use mini skeins or any leftovers lurking in your stash. Be creative, have fun, but keep in mind changes will affect yardage and number of ends to weave in. The amounts of each color required will depend on how many colors you pick, where you choose to use them in the glove, and which size and option you are knitting. As a guide for the pair pictured (size S in four colors) I used the following quantities of Drops Nord:
MC – 19 Forest Green approx. 90 metres (99 yards)
CC1 – 1 Off White approx. 30 metres (33 yards)
CC2 – 14 Red approx. 5 metres (5.5 yards)
CC3 – 22 Chestnut approx. 20 metres (22 yards)
Needles: 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 fingers and thumbs).
2.5mm dpns (optional short circular/ long circular for magic loop for knitting cuff).
Other Materials: 3 Stitch Markers
Waste yarn/ dental floss as preferred
Darning needle to sew in ends.