kim's Sockotta Fingerless Gloves






Yarn: 1 skein Plymouth Sockotta Color 15 (45% Cotton, 40% Wool, 15% Nylon)
Needles: 2 size 2 circulars
Gauge: 7-8 sts per inch

Note: These are for small/medium women's sized hands.  The gloves are fairly stretchy so they can fit a lot of different hand sizes.  I've included numbers for bigger sizes, but they haven't been tested yet, so if you try them, let me know how they turn out!
 

LEFT HAND
Cast on 56 (60, 64) stitches and join in the round.

*K2, P2 (repeat *) for 20 rounds (approximately 2 inches or cuff length desired).

K all stitches for 10 rounds (or until first thumb knuckle).

Thumb Gusset
On circular #1, K24 (26, 28),  increase 1st in next 2sts, K2.  On circular #2, K all.
K 1 round.

On circular #1, K24 (26, 28), increase 1st in next stitch, K1, increase 1st in next stitch, K2. On circular #2, K all.
K 1 round.

On circular #1, K24 (26, 28), increase 1 in next stitch, K3**, increase 1 in next stitch, K2. On circular #2, K all.
(**this number increases by 2 on each round of increases).
K 1 round.

Repeat the last two rounds until the number of stitches between the increases totals 21.  Needle #1 should have a total of 49 (51, 53) stitches.

K24 (26, 28), place 23 thumb stitches on a holder, K2. K all on needle #2.

K all for 10 rounds (or until you reach slightly past the bottom of your fingers).

K all stitches needle #1.

Index Finger
K7 (8, 9) sts from needle #2, place rest on holder.  Place enough stitches from needle #1 on holder so that 7 (8, 9) remain to be worked but do not work them yet!

Cast on 6 (7, 8) sts using backward loop method. K7 (8, 9) from needle #1.

K7 rounds (or desired length).  Bind off all stitches.  (For larger sizes, try on glove before knitting rounds to check if the finger is too wide.  If so evenly decrease (k2tog) until desired width or tightness is achieved.)

Middle Finger
Starting with stitches from what used to be needle #1, K7 (8, 9).  Now pick up 7 (8, 9) stitches from cast on edge of index finger (if you are careful and pick them up evenly spaced you won't have any holes).  K7 (8, 9) sts from old needle #2, and cast on 6 (7, 8) more with backward loop.

K 1 round.

*K3 K2tog. (repeat * around).  If you can't complete a full repeat, just knit remaining stitches. (As with index finger, check desired tightness and do more decreases as necessary).

K 5 rounds (or desired length).  Bind off all stitches.

Ring Finger
Follow instructions for middle finger, but now you are picking up stitches from the cast on edge of the middle finger.

Pinkie Finger
Divide remaining stitches so that 3sts are on needle #1 and the rest are on needle #2.

K3 on needle #1, pick up 7 from cast on edge of ring finger, K all on needle #2.

K 1 round.

K3 K2tog around so that you have about a total of 18-20 sts for the pinkie. (As with index finger, check desired tightness and do more decreases as necessary).

K 5 rounds (or desired length). Bind off all stitches.

Thumb
Divide stitches nearly evenly on two needles.  Attach new yarn closest to the hand.

Using 3 needle bind off, bind off 2sts.  (you've just decreased a total of 4 stitches). (For larger gloves, you should knit several rounds before the three needle bind off or you may want to skip it entirely.  Try on the glove to see how much wiggle room you need).

Bind off remaining stitches around.  (Unless you want your thumb longer, than knit a couple of rounds before binding off).

Finishing
Weave in loose ends.  Use these to fill in and tighten any holes (the biggest will be where the thumb joins the hand.

RIGHT HAND
Follow directions for left hand.  The only difference is the thumb gusset...

Thumb Gusset
On circular #1, K all.  On circular #2, K2, increase 1st in next 2sts, K 24 (26, 28).
K 1 round.

On circular #1, K all. On circular #2, K2, increase 1st in next stitch, K1, increase 1st in next stitch, K24 (26, 28).
K 1 round.

On circular #1, K all.  On circular #2, K2, increase 1st in next stitch, K3**, increase 1st in next stitch, K24 (26, 28).
(**this number increases by 2 on each round of increases).
K 1 round.

Repeat the last two rounds until the number of stitches between the increases totals 21.  Needles #2 should have a total of 49 (51, 53) stitches.

K all on needle #1.  K2, place 23 thumb stitches on a holder, K24 (26, 28).

K all for 10 rounds (or until you reach slightly past the bottom of your fingers).

If you have any questions about the pattern, please email me at drgirlfriend at drgirlfriend dot com.

If you make a pair, please let me know and send a picture of how they turn out!  If I get some pictures, I'll create a gallery to show off your great work!!

This pattern is property of Kimberly Fairchild and is posted via Dr. Girlfriend Knits (Originally, posted on kim's knitting world on November 1, 2004.)  This pattern is free for you to use and share, but please do not claim it as your own.  You may link to it on your site, but please give credit where credit is due.  Thanks!!!