Garne Journale Primavera
Knitting Tip - Gloves

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Fingered Gloves
The following pattern is based on gloves (Size 7) knitted in stocking stitch using Cool Wool big with number 3.5 needles. Gloves are normally knitted pretty tightly so you should use a set of needles thinner than you would normally use for this yarn (tension: 21 stitches and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm). Apart from the thumb gusset the right and left glove are worked in the same way. For the border rib work knit one (through the back of the loop) and purl one.


This is how it goes:
*Cast on 40 stitches and divide these over 4 needles and work to a round. Knit 7 cm in rib pattern. Continue in the basic pattern. In the 3rd round start the thumb gusset. For the right glove on both sides of the 3rd stitch on the first needle, pick up (twisted) one stitch from the bar between. Then 3x in every 3rd round, and 3x in every 2nd round, increase 1 stitch as above (=15 stitches) before and after the previously increased stitch. Knit another two rounds and then slip the stitches of the thumb gusset on to a safety pin etc. For the left glove the thumb gusset begins with the third last stitch of the fourth needle.
Cast on one additional stitch between the hand and the thumb for the thumb bar. Now there are again 40 stitches on your needles.*

Knit 8 rounds with the 40 stitches of the hand, then start with the little finger. Take the last 4 stitches of the 2nd needle and the first 5 stitches of the 3rd needle on to a separate needle. With a new ball of yarn cast on 2 bar stitches and divide these with the 9 stitches from the separate needle over 3 needles and work 15 rounds in the basic pattern. Then start the shaping. In every round knit the last two stitches of every needle together until only 4-6 stitches are left, - knit the last row tightly. Pull these stitches together and the thread through the centre and sew this in.

With the old yarn knit another 3 rounds with the remaining 31 stitches in the basic pattern, picking up (twisted) one stitch from every bar stitch with an extra needle. Then start the ring finger. For the bar between the ring and middle finger cast on two stitches, then divide the last 5 stitches of the 2nd needle, the 2 bar stitches of the extra needle and the first 4 stitches of the 3rd needle (=13 stitches) over 3 needles and work 20 rounds in the basic pattern. Then finish off as for the little finger.

Cast on 2 stitches for the bridge between the middle and index finger. Pick up 1 stitch (twisted) from every bar stitch between the ring and middle finger, divide 5 stitches of the palm and back of the hand over 3 needles and work 22 rounds in the basic pattern. Finish off as for the little finger.

For the index finger pick up (twisted) 1 stitch from every bar stitch between the middle and index finger (=14 stitches) and divide over 3 needles. Work 20 rounds in the basic pattern. Finish off as for the little finger.

For the thumb take the 15 thumb gusset stitches onto the needles and pick up 1 stitch (twisted) from before the thumb bar, 1 stitch from the bar stitch and 1 stitch after the bar. Divide the stitches over 3 needles. In the following 2nd row before the bar, slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over, after the bar knit two together. In the following 2nd round knit together the bar stitch with the stitch before. Work 10 rounds with the remaining 15 stitches. Finish off as for the little finger.

Mittens
First work from * to * as for the finger gloves. Work the 40 stitches of the hand for 22 rounds, then start the shaping. In the 41st round decrease 1 stitch (K1, sl1, psso) at the beginning of the 1st and 3rd needle and on the 2nd and 4th needle, knit the last two stitches together. Repeat this in the 45th, 48th, 50th, 51st, 52nd , 53rd and 54th row, knitting the last round tightly. Pull the remaining 8 stitches together and the thread through the centre and sew this in. Work the thumb as in the finger gloves.

Other sizes, patterns and yarns
Gloves can be knitted for all sizes, in various patterns and in yarns of any thickness or structure. These basic instructions will provide you with all the information you need. Sizes and proportions of hands can vary greatly. So be sure to apply your newly won skills to a well-fitting glove, or - even better - to the hand it's meant for.