Absolute Beginner Fingerless Glove Knitting Pattern

You only need to know how to knit the stockinette stitch to make this Beginner Fingerless Glove Knitting Pattern. This is a free knitting pattern for fingerless gloves using 2 needles.

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About the Pattern

Knit this pair of fingerless gloves, knit flat using 2 straight needles, in stockinette stitch. Knit a flat rectangle, sew 2 seams leaving a “hole” for your thumb and then knit the second the same as the first.

  • Available Sizes: One
  • Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
  • Pattern Language: English
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • PDF Format: Printer Friendly
  • Bonus: Photo Tutorial

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

  • Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
  • Knit & Purl Stitches
  • Sew Seam
  • Stockinette Stitch

What you don’t need to know…

  • How to knit a thumb gusset
  • How to use circular knitting needles
  • How to knit a backwards loop
  • How to increase or decrease stitches
  • How to knit the rib stitch

WHAT’S TO LOVE!?

  • Simple, quick & easy!
  • Stash buster project
  • For men or women
  • Conveniently wear while using any device
  • Easily customizable

Yarn & Substitutions

  • Yarn Weight: Bulky Yarn
  • Yardage: 45 – 50 yds (41 – 45 meters)
  • Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

Hue + Me is a bulky weight acrylic and wool blend yarn. I’ve enjoyed knitting with it and it’s soft enough. It’s not cashmere or silk, I’d call it more of a rustic yarn. It’s not itchy, but it’s not super soft either, just somewhere in the middle. I love the weight of it and haven’t found a perfect substitute.

So, I went to the library aka YarnSub.com to see what they suggest. One that they recommend is Berroco Vintage Chunky, which just so happens to be one of my current favorite yarns. In my opinion, it’s a little thin for a direct substitute, but it might work if you pair it with a fingering weight yarn maybe even a different color adding some depth, creativity and uniqueness.

There are a few recommendations for different Knit Picks yarns that I need to try!

Expert tip: When using a yarn substitute, I highly recommended knitting a swatch to know your gauge.

Thanks to this chunky yarn it’s a relatively quick project too!

Needles & Notions

  • Needle Size: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) Straight Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hook, Darning or Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Gauge

11 STS & 16 rows per 4” (10 cm) square, knit in stockinette stitch

Measurements

Measurements, after seamed: 3 1/4″ wide x 7 1/4″ (8 cm x 18 cm)
Weight: 1.4oz (40g)

Photo Details

Model wrist circumference: 6″ (15 cm)
Model hand circumference, at widest point: 8″ {20 cm}
Model length of hand: 7″ {18 cm} {fingertip to wrist}

Makes a great gift for…

  • Photographers
  • Ice Fisherman
  • Hunters
  • Office workers
  • Gamers
  • Knitters & Crocheters ;)

They make great hand warmers for the loved ones in your life!

Notes

  • Not reversible. Technically, you can wear them inside out, which is reverse stockinette stitch, which kinda looks like chainmail for those of you with young aspiring knights.
  • CO edge is the width.
  • Knit using the stockinette stitch.

Modification Options

Turn these into long fingerless gloves, by knitting more rows until they reach your desired length. Now you have knitted arm warmers too!

You can knit them longer and then fold them over, so you have a cuff too.

To knit these with a worsted weight yarn, cast-on more stitches to get the size recommended or to your desired width.

To make these with a super bulky yarn, cast-on fewer stitches to get the size recommended or to your desired width.

Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
RS – right side
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side

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3 pics of a hand model wearing chunky fingerless gloves on a faux fur blanketPin

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Pattern Instructions

In this pattern you’re going to knit the fingerless gloves flat, row by row, back & forth, using straight needles.

CO 18 STS  using the long-tail cast-on method. 

Row 1 (WS): *P*
Row 2 (RS): *K*
Repeat rows 1-2, until it measures 7″ (18cm), or desired length.

Repeat row 1
BO loosely in all knit stitches.

Sew the edges together, leaving a hole for the thumb.
Starting on one end, seam 2 3/4″ (7cm) for the fingers.
Starting on the other end, seam 3″ (7.5cm) for the wrist.

Weave in the ends.
No blocking necessary.

Note: My CO edges tend to be stretchier than my BO edge, so I used the CO edge for my wrist, so it’s easier to slip over the widest part of my hand.

hand model wearing chunky fingerless gloves on a faux fur blanketPin

Step-by-Step Crochet Seam Instructions

How to Sew the Seam with a Crochet Hook:
Step 1: Reinforce the first stitch:
On the opposite side of where your tail begins, the left side in this example, go through both legs of the first stitch, and then pull the yarn all the way through.

Step 2: Repeat on the other side:
On the side where your tail begins, the right side in this example, go through both legs of the stitch, and then pull the yarn all the way through.

Step 3: Repeat Step 1:
Repeat Step 1 pulling the yarn through both legs of the first stitch on the left side, so your tail ends on the left side.

Step 4:
With the tail on the left, pick up all 4 legs of the first 2 stitches, pull the yarn through. Now your tail is on the right side.

Step 5:
Cross your tail from the right side to the left. Insert the hook, going from right to left, into the top leg of the next stitch on each side, and then pull the yarn through both stitches, leaving a loop on the hook. The other half of the stitch is unseen on the inside.

Step 6:
With the loop on your needle, insert the hook, going from right to left, into the top leg of the next stitch on each side, and then pull the yarn through both stitches, leaving a loop on the hook.

Repeat Step 6, for about 2 3/4 – 3″, or desired length.

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