Patten Notes: I created these on my way back from the Pittsburg Knit and Crochet Festival. I have never designed or even thought about the construction of fingerless gloves… but this just happened to me… Garnet is a my little miracle !
Here is how I determined how many stitches to cast on for a perfect fit.
I measured my lower wrist circumference: 8” and upper wrist: 7” I took final circumference as 7” since I was going to use 2x2 ribbing and that fabric stretches a bit.
My guage was 5 sts per inch so that gives me a total of 35 sts to cast on. I used 36 to get an even number of stitches for the 2x2 ribbing.
The broadest part of my hand was 8.5” so I figured an increase of 6 stitches after the cuff would give a good fit and it did.
Finished Size: Lower wrist 8”
Upper wrist 7”
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Yarn: Simply Soft Caron
Needles: US Size 6 Double points
Gauge: 5 sts per inch
Start: 2 rows of garter stitch (Knit both sides on straight needles and Knit one row and purl the next in the round.)
Rib: 2 x 2 ribbing
Knit 2 Purl 2 in the round.
Body: 3x3 checkerboard
Row 1-3: Knit 3 Purl 3 in the round
Row 4: Purl 3 over the previous knit three and Knit 3 over the previous purl 3
Row 5 – 6: Purl 3 Knit 3
Repeat rows 1-6 for the pattern.
Cast on 36 stitches with the cast on method of your choice.
Row 1-2: Make 2 rows of Garter stitch. (There will be 12 stitches on 3 double points.)
Row 3-19: Start 2x2 ribbing and continue the same for 16 rows.
Row 20: Knit all stitches while simultaneously increasing to 42 stitches in the round (14 stitches on each of the three double points.)
Row 21-38: Start with the checker board pattern and make 3 repeats of the set.
Row 39: Knit 3, Bind off 9 stitches (purling the purls and knitting the knits) Continue in the pattern. (total 33 stitches 11 stitches on each double point)
Row 40-48: Continue knitting in the round for 1.5 set of checkerboard pattern. (while closing the gap where the 8 stitches were bound off to give an opening for the thumb.)
Row 49: Start 2x2 ribbing while decreasing one stitch anywhere in the round so the total stitches are now 32 (11 sts each on two double points and 10 sts on one.)
Row: 50-60: Continue on for the desired length.
Row 61: Bind off loosely.