Basic Fingerless Gloves For An Adult

In the past I have made many fingerless gloves. They are really great for working on the computer in cold offices, or using your key without need of taking your gloves off. These gloves have no special design so they are fairly easy to knit. If you use a nice wool, you can make yourself really nice pair of gloves in just few hours. In the car, when we were traveling (my husband was driving) it took me one and a half hours to knit one glove. I use the continental style to knit, so it is a little quicker than the English one. So if you are intermediate knitter you could have pair of these gloves finished in 4-5 hours.

You can either follow my written pattern (below) or knit along with my video. Happy knitting and crocheting :-)

To knit these gloves you need to know how to:

  • cast on
  • do a knit stitch
  • do a purl stitch
  • knit two stitches together
  • increase stitches
  • bind off
If you buy a really nice wool for let's say $5-$20 (depending where you buy it and what kind of wool), you could make someone happy with a beautiful gift.

DPN - double pointed needles
CO - cast on
st(s) - stitch(es)
K - knit stitch
P - purl stitch
K2tog - knit two stitches together
m1R - make one stitch right slanted (pick a running yarn between stitches by inserting needle from back and knit regularly
m1L - make one stitch left slanted (pick a running yarn between stitches by inserting needle from front and knit through the back loop
BO - bind off

Materials used:
Yarn: Patons, Classic Wool, worsted,  #4 thickness
Double pointed needles size #7
Hook #F
string of bulky yarn (to use as a stitch holder, note: do not use stitch holder as it cannot bend)

Adult, small/medium size

4"x4" = 20 sts x 28 rows 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Make two gloves.

CO 35 sts on DPN

Row 1         *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to * entire row, then transfer 24 sts onto two DPNs - 11 sts on one needle, 12 sts on another, and leaving 12 sts on previous (3rd) needle, then connect into circle by knitting last and first stitches together
Rnd 2-20     *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to * in each row
Rnd 21-30   K34 in each row
Rnd 31        m1R, K3, m1L, K31
Rnd 32        K36
Rnd 33        m1R, K5, m1L, K31
Rnd 34        K38
Rnd 35        m1R, K7, m1L, K31
Rnd 36        K40
Rnd 37        m1R, K9, m1L, K31
Rnd 38        K42
Rnd 39        m1R, K11, m1L, K31
Rnd 40        K44
Rnd 41        put the first 13 stitches (the thumb stitches) on a hook and pull a string of a thick yarn through all 13 sts, leaving long ends hanging on each side to make sure stitches will not "run"; connect the rest of stitches on needles into a "new" circle and knit first and last sts together, then K29
Rnd 42-48  K30 in each row
Rnd 49-52  *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to * in each row
Rnd 53        BO all sts

Thumb part

Rnd 1        transfer all sts onto 3 DPNs and connect into circle by knitting first and last sts together, then K11
Rnd 2        K12
Rnd 3-6    *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to * in each row
Rnd 7        BO

Weave in all the tails/ends.