Glovelets

It’s been a long time since I created one of my original knitting patterns, but this past week, I wanted to knit a pair of gloves without full fingers. There are many patterns for fingerless mitts around the Internet, but I wanted partial fingers for added warmth. Michigan winters are COLD, but I like my fingers on the steering wheel when I drive. Included here are full instructions. Happy knitting!

If you’re looking for something to keep your hands warm while typing, try my Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts pattern.

Glovelets

Size 3 double-pointed needles (smaller for smaller-sized hands)

Sport weight yarn

Wristband:

Cast on 36 sts using a half-hitch cast on

Knit 8 rows

YO, k2tog around

Knit 8 rows

Fold band in half along yarn over row, and knit cast on sts with working sts to turn the cuff.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et8gYQtoM_g

Base of Hand:

Knit 3 rows

k4, m1, repeat to the last 4 sts, k4 (44sts)

Knit 3 rows

Right Hand Thumb Gusset:

  • k2, place marker, m1, k1, m1, place marker, k to end
  • k 1 row
  • k2, SM, m1, k to marker, m1, SM, k to end
  • k 1 row

repeat last 2 rows until 11 sts between markers

k2, remove marker, slip next 11 sts onto holder, remove marker, m1, k to end (44 sts)

k each row until glovelet measures 1” – 1.5” from thumb opening (I used 1.5”—I have large hands)

Left Hand Thumb Gusset:

  • k41, place marker, m1, k1, m1, place marker, k to end
  • k 1 row
  • k41, SM, m1, k to marker, m1, SM, k to end
  • k 1 row

repeat last 2 rows until 11 sts between markers

k2, remove marker, slip next 11 sts onto holder, remove marker, m1, k to end (44 sts)

k each row until glovelet measures 1” – 1.5” from thumb opening

Finger Openings:

  • k17, slip next 10 sts onto holder, m2, k to end
  • k 1 row
  • k 1 row
  • k12, slip next 12 sts onto holder, m2, k to end
  • k 6, slip next 14 sts onto holder, m2, k to end

Forefinger (14 sts):

k 5 rows, bind off loosely

Middle Finger (15 sts):

Move sts from holder to needles, picking up 2 sts along the forefinger, k 4 rows, bind off loosely.

Ring Finger (13 sts):

Move sts from holder to needles, picking up 2 sts along the middle finger, k 5 rows, bind off loosely.

Little Finger (12 sts):

Move sts from holder to needles, picking up 2 sts along the ring finger, k 5 rows, bind off loosely.

Thumb (14 sts):

Move sts from holder to needles, picking up 3 sts along the hand, k 5 rows, bind off loosely.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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