Katy’s Gloves

A pattern for medium to large kids’ gloves in worsted weight yarn on size 3.25mm (US3) needles.

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This pattern is for medium to large kids’ gloves (for smaller kids, I’d suggest mittens!)

 

Yarn: about 100 yards of worsted weight wool

 

Needles: US3 (either 30-40″ circulars for magic loop or double points)

 

Gauge: 10 stitches by 16 rows over 2 inches in stockinette

 

Cast on 36 stitches

 

K1, p1 ribbing for 15 rows

 

Knit in pattern (stockinette or whatever you like) for 5 more rows

 

Increase for thumb over next 10 rows:

K17, m1, k2, m1, k17

knit plain

repeat (46 stitches at end)

 

K17, k1 front and back, place next 10 stitches on stitch holder for thumb, k18

Knit in stockinette for 10 rows

 

Put stitches on stitch holder, palm stitches facing one side and back of hand stitches facing the other.

Use magic loop or 3 dpns for fingers and thumb. For 3 dpns, two needles will hold stitches and you’ll knit with the 3rd.

 

Pinkie finger:

Place 4 stitches on front needle and 5 on back needle

K3, k1 front and back, k5

Continue in pattern for 11 rows

K2tog to end of round (5 stitches)

Thread yarn through all stitches and pull tight to close

 

Ring finger:

Place 5 stitches on front needle and 4 on back needle

K4, k1 front and back, k5, pick up 1 stitch from the increase in the pinkie finger

continue in pattern for 17 rows

K2tog to end of round, k1 (6 stitches)

Thread yarn through all stitches and pull tight to close

 

Middle finger:

Place 4 stitches on front needle and 5 on back needle

Pick up 1 stitch from the increase in the ring finger, k3, k1 front and back, k5

Continue in pattern for 19 rows

K2tog to end of round, k1 (6 stitches)

Thread yarn through all stitches and pull tight to close

 

Index finger:

Place 5 stitches on front needle and 4 stitches on back needle.

K10, pick up 1 stitch from the increase in the middle finger

continue in pattern for 17 rows

K2tog to end of round, k1 (6 stitches)

Thread yarn through all stitches and pull tight to close

 

Thumb:

Place 5 stitches on each needle.

Pick up 1, k10, pick up 1

continue in pattern for 13 rows

K2tog to end of round (6 stitches)

Thread yarn through all stitches and pull tight to close

 

Weave in any loose ends

You are welcome to distribute this pattern and use the ideas included and gift or sell whatever you make from it. But if you distribute it, please do so as a whole, with attribution and this info included. Thanks!

Creative Commons License
This work by Suzanne Lander is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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