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I’m also having to repost this pattern that was on my old website, Jan 24th 2009, for a link for Ravelry. Since winter will be upon us before you know it, maybe they will come in handy :P.
I wanted to make some gauntlets. I really hate doing the thumb tho’, so I looked at several patterns with just the opening for the thumb. I didn’t see anything that caught my eye that didn’t look to complicated for a quick project, so I decided that I could make my own basic pattern. The picture above is my first attempt to design gauntlets, fingerless mitts, wrist warmers or whatever you choose to call them. There were knit from synthetic yarn for a friend at work and I’ll be knitting another pair for another co-worker and then my grand daughter has requested a pair as well after modeling these, so I will be knitting gauntlets for a week or so. These will all be gifts.
Here is a link for doing the cable stitch for those that want to try this but have never done a cable before. The video that shows you how is a little bit down the page on that link. Cables really are not hard to do, cable knitting is one of my favorites, along with lace.
Following is my attempt to write my pattern. I hope you can understand it, if not, please don’t hesitate to email me and ask questions. Hope you enjoy the pattern.
Please do not give this pattern out to others, instead please share this link so that they can get this pattern from my blog. It will also be listed in Ravelry, my ravelry name is LDSVenus. Thank you.
The finished hand knit item may be used for self or given as gifts. A small number of hand knit items may be sold for non profit or self profit as long as you put my name as the designer on a label with a link to my web site with the finished items to be sold, however you may sell only the finished hand knit items and not the pattern instructions.
LDSVenus’ Cabled Gauntlets
Worsted weight yarn, size 5 circular needle (12″) or double pointed needles (because I knit loosely I used a size 4 needle)
You may want to change to a size smaller needle and sport weight or dk weight for a child.
CO 40 stitches, (be sure to put a marker so you will know where the beginning of the row is as this is done on a circular needle, knitting in the round.)
Cuff Ribbing Rows (for both right and left) 1-8: k2, p2 around.
Row 9 (the 1st cable pattern row): k2, p2 for 16 st. Do a cable over the next 6 stitches (it doesn’t matter if you put the 1st 3 stitches of the cable in front or back of your work for the cable, just be consistent to do all the cables the same way. You can even make the cables on one hand face one way and on the other hand face the other way so that they mirror one another), p2, k2 the end of the row.
Continue in the cable pattern (doing the cable twist on the 1st row of cable pattern and 7 plain rows of following the knits and pearls as they show), until you have 3 full cable patterns done. (I’m not counting the ribbing below the 1st twist, but using the twist as the first stitch in the cable pattern for counting purposes, so the first cable pattern will be the cable twist row and the next 7 rows above it). See below for making the thumb for the right and left hands and for remaining rows for each hand.
***For Right handgauntlet : with the start of the row for the 4th cable twist, k2, p2 for 16 sts, do cable twist over the next 6 sts, work in pattern and on 9th st after cable twist, BO 6 in pattern and continue in pattern to end of row. Continuing in pattern on the following row, when you come to the 6 bound off sts, CO 6 sts and continue in pattern to end of row. On the next row you will knit these CO sts, this will make the thumb hole. Continue in pattern to and including the 5th cable twist row.
Top Ribbing: Next row after 5th cable twist, start k2 p2 all sts for 7 rows. BO in pattern. Weave in the ends.
***ForLeft handgauntlet : with the start of the row for the4th cable twist, k2,BO next 6 sts in pattern and continue in pattern doing the cable twist and all sts in patternto end of row. Continue in pattern and when you come to the 6 bound off sts in that following row, CO 6 sts and continue in pattern to end of row. On the next row you will knit these CO sts, this will make the thumb hole. Continue in pattern to and including the 5th cable twist row.
Top Ribbing: Next row after 5th cable twist, start k2, p2 all sts for 7 rows. BO in pattern. Weave in the ends.
CO = cast on, BO = bind off, k = knit, P = pearl, st(s) = stitches