Fairyland, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a pair of entrelac-cuffed fingerless gloves.
I designed these mitts inspired by a scarf pattern that I liked. Where I live, there is almost no reason to own a winter scarf so I wanted to incorporate the details that I liked and turn them into something I could use.
These little mitts are cute, quick to knit and just challenging enough to be interesting. They don’t take much yarn so they are not a large commitment. They are a perfect gift.
photos: Windell Oskay
Women’s S[M, L]
Around the knuckles: 6[7, 8] inches/15[18, 20]cm
Choose the size closest to your hand measurement.
Done Roving Yarns[50% wool, 50% tencel; 410 yd/360 m per 4 oz/113 g skein]; Shimmering Socks: 1 skein
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
1 set US #3/3.25mm needles for working flat
1 set US #3/3.25mm needles for small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars as you prefer
waste yarn and small crochet hook for provisional cast on
24 sts/34 rounds= 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
The cuff is knit first in a strip and grafted together. Then the hand is picked up from the edge of the cuff and knit towards the fingers.
Provisional Cast on:
This project uses a provisional cast on. Use your preferred technique; I used a crochet chain then picked up stitches in the bumps on the back side of the chain as shown here.
Sl: Unless otherwise stated, stitches should be slipped purlwise with yarn in front.
Instructions for grafting can be found here.
Using provisional method, CO 17 st with working yarn.
Row 1 [RS]: Sl1, YO, SSK, turn.
Row 2 [WS]: Sl1, k2.
Row 3: Sl1, YO, k1, SSK, turn.
Row 4: Sl1, k3.
Row 5: Sl1, YO, k2, SSK, turn.
Row 6: Sl1, k4.
Row 7: Sl1, YO, k3, SSK, turn.
Row 8: Sl1, k5.
Row 9: Sl1, YO, k4, SSK, turn.
Row 10: Sl1, k6.
Row 11: Sl1, YO, k5, SSK, turn.
Row 12: Sl1, k7.
Row 13: Sl1, YO, k6, SSK, turn.
Row 14: Sl1, k8.
Row 15: Sl1, YO, k7, SSK, turn.
Row 16: Sl1, k9.
Row 17: Sl1, YO, k8, SSK, turn.
Row 18: Sl1, k10.
Row 19: Sl1, YO, k9, SSK, turn.
Row 20: Sl1, k11.
Row 21: Sl1, YO, k10, SSK, turn.
Row 22: Sl1, k12.
Row 23: Sl1, YO, k11, SSK, turn.
Row 24: Sl1, k13.
Row 25: Sl1, YO, k12, SSK, turn.
Row 26: Sl1, k14.
Row 27: Sl1, YO, k13, SSK, turn.
Row 28: Sl1, k15.
Row 29: Sl1, YO, k14, SSK, turn. Continue below to sizes medium and large. Start back on row 1 for size small.
For medium and large sizes:
Row 30: Sl1, k16.
Row 31: Sl1, YO, k15, SSK, turn.
Row 32: Sl1, k17.
Row 33: Sl1, YO, k16, SSK, turn.
Row 34: Sl1, k18.
Row 35: Sl1, YO, k17, SSK, turn. Continue below to size large. Start back on row 1 for size medium.
For large size:
Row 36: Sl1, k19.
Row 37: Sl1, YO, k18, SSK, turn.
Row 38: Sl1, k20.
Row 39: Sl1, YO, k19, SSK, turn.
Row 40: Sl1, k21.
Row 42: Sl1, YO, k20, SSK.
Repeat Rows 1- 29 three more times.
Undo the provisional cast on and place the resulting live stitches on another needle. Using Kitchener stitch, with RS facing, graft the two ends of the cuff together.
Starting at the seam, join working yarn and pick up and knit 36[42, 48] stitches as follows: 1 stitch in each of the slipped stitches, 2 in each SSK line.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: K 17 , place marker, k1, LLI, RLI, k1, place marker, k 17 . 38 sts; 4 between markers for gusset.
Rounds 3-4: Knit.
Round 5: K to marker, slip marker, k1, LLI, k to next marker, RLI, k1, slip marker, k to end of round. 2 sts increased.
Rounds 6-7: Knit.
Repeat the last 3 rounds 3 more times. 14 sts between markers for thumb gusset.
Next round: K to marker, slip marker, p to marker, slip marker, k to end of round.
Next round: Knit.
Next round: K to marker, remove marker, BO all 14 gusset sts, removing second marker, k to end of round.
Next round: K to 1 stitch before the BO, RLI, work a twist on the two stitches either side of the thumb hole by knitting stitch from the left side of the thumb hole and leaving it on the left needle, then knitting the stitch from the right side of the thumb hole and dropping both stitches off the left needle, LLI, k to end of round. 36 sts.
Knit 9 rounds.
Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.
Block and weave in ends.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Samantha Schroeter is from the San Francisco Bay Area. She works in theater and sees many designs and shows. She often takes inspiration from the shows she has worked to make new patterns.
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