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Easy knit fingerless gloves are a great way to show someone you care.
It may seem like the gift-giving opportunities are gone now that the major winter holidays are past us, but this year I’m trying to look for little ways to brighten someone’s day and instead of just thinking “Oh, it would be nice if I…” actually doing that thing.
So when a work friend severely sprained her ankle before Christmas, I knew I wanted to send a little something to make her feel warm and fuzzy.
I love fingerless gloves, and I happen to know she does, too, so that seemed the perfect thing.
These simple knit armwarmers are almost all Stockinette Stitch, with just a bit of ribbing to keep the ends from curling.
They’re really quick and easy to knit; I made mine in a day or two.
They should fit an average adult, but you can always add a few stitches for a guy or subtract a few for a teenager. The ribbing needs multiples of 4 to work.
What You’ll Need
- about 110 yards of medium weight yarn (I used 2 balls of Ella Rae Kamelsoft, which has been discontinued, but any nice wool or wool blend would work)
- size 9 US/5 mm knitting needles (I used a long circular for the magic loop method, but you can use two circulars or four or five double-pointed needles, whatever you prefer)
- casting on
- working in the round
- binding off
4.25 stitches and 6 rounds per inch/2.5 cm in Stockinette Stitch in the round
Finished Gloves are 10 inches/25 cm long and almost 8.5 inches/21.5 cm around. To fit an average-sized woman.
How to Knit Fingerless Gloves
Cast on 36 stitches. Divide onto needles as needed and join for working in the round.
Work K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches/5 cm.
Knit for 2 inches/5 cm.
Next round, K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. 34 stitches.
Knit for 2 inches/5cm.
Next round, K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. 32 stitches.
Knit for 2 inches/5cm.
K14, BO4, K14.
K13, CO4, K14. (That’s the thumb hole!)
Knit 1 inch.
Work K2, P2 ribbing for 1 inch.
I love these little fingerless gloves and will definitely be making myself some, too. Because I definitely need some more. Always.
Do you like fingerless gloves? I’d love to hear about your favorite pattern (or favorite type if you’re not a knitter!).