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Post 2- This time it’s personal. April 30, 2008

Filed under: Knitting Projects,patterns — Cailyn @ 10:16 am
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So, when I was typing the title up there, I accidentally wrote "thyme" instead of "time." I’m not sure what sort of spice-based sequel my subconscious was hoping for, but it ain’t gonna happen.

 

Anyway. I promised a pattern today, and I shall deliver! Typos and grammatical mistakes will not deter me from my goal. (So you typos can just go away now and stop making me delete so much, right?)

These are my Snowflake Fingerless Gloves. They’re my second colorwork project and I love them to death. There are seven colors, in KnitPicks Palette, knit on one long circular using the magic loop. I designed them in Excel which is so much easier than the old graph-paper-and-colored-pencils method. All hail the copy-paste! These gloves were so much fun to knit (even though there were a few too many ends to weave in.)

I should mention, I didn’t intend to use black as the center color. I had gotten another shade of blue, but it was too similar to the contrasting color. I had black left over from another project and I wasn’t about to wait for more yarn to arrive to finally knit these things! I think the black really adds something now, which just goes to show that serendipity is alive and well.

These gloves have always kept me nice and toasty. They go a fair way up my fingers, so even the tips of my fingers stay pretty warm. (And I don’t have to take them off to knit in the cold!)

 

I’ve written down the instructions and the charts in a PDF, including some tips and more information.

Edit 8/20/08: I’ve figured out how to publish chart better now, so I’m publishing the pattern on the blog, straight-up as it were.  PDF is still floating around on my computer, if you’d like it, please email me.

 Edit 10/22/08: Putting PDF back up for those that would like it.  Easier to print and whatnot.

 

The pattern assumes some knowledge of knitting in the round, 2-color knitting, and general glove construction, but I’d like to think that it’s easily followed by a "newbie." Of course, let me know if it’s not! Please tell me if you find any mistakes or typos in the pattern. And I’m happy to answer any questions; this is my first "published" pattern and I’d like everyone to be as happy with it as I am.

 

Well, that paragraph ended rather sappily. I don’t think sappily is a word. I knew I would have to end the post on a grammatical error since I started on a typo… the symmetry is nice, don’t you think?

 

Snowflake Fingerless Gloves

Download the PDF: Snowflake Fingerless Gloves

 

This pattern is written for 1 long circular needle (magic loop method) but is easily worked on 2 circulars or DPNs. I suggest DPNs for the thumb. There are separate charts for the right and left glove for easier knitting. To make finishing less painful, weave in ends as you go by twisting/wrapping the last yarn for 10-15 sts on the new row. I join a new color 10- 15 sts early (the row before it appears on the chart) and carry it along, twisting/wrapping it every other st. This helps eliminate holes at the sides. The exact yardage of yarn is unknown, but the all colors need less than 1 ball, the A colors less than 1/2.

 

I recommend marking the increases for the thumb with two stitch markers: place the first one before the first YO and the second one after the second YO on the first increase row. Slip the markers every row after this; it will make it easier to know which stitches to put on the scrap yarn.

 

You may notice that the diamond motif doesn’t quite match up at the sides- I loved the motif but couldn’t get it to fit perfectly, so I fudged. The break in the pattern is hardly noticeable on the finished glove. The gloves are meant to be snug, but not too tight, so be aware of the tension.

 

These gloves can mostly be knitted from the charts alone, but I have written out the instructions for rows with increases, decreases, or other things that need attention. If there are no written instructions for a row, follow the chart until the next written row.  The charts are below the written instructions.

 

  • Needles: Size 1 (2.25mm) long circular or DPNs
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Palette: A1 Tidepool, A2 Sky, A3 Pool, A4 Mist; B1 Black, B2 Marine, B3 Blue Note
  • Notions: Scrap yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle
  • Gauge: 9sts x 10rows = 1"
  • Finished Size: Women’s medium, 8 1/2" long (7 3/4" when worn)

Errata

1/27/10- Fixed chart key so that A2 and A3 read correctly.  Added separate instructions for the right glove.  Changed numbers on the bottom of the charts to read correctly right-left.  Fixed Round 54’s written instructions to match the charts.

Special Stitches

YO Increase: YO where indicated on the chart, in the color on the chart. On the next row, knit the YO through the back loop to twist the stitch and eliminate the hole.  You can use M1 if you prefer; personally, I couldn’t stand trying to M1 with floats in the way.

K1 P1 Rib: *K1, p1* repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

 

Left Hand

CO 56 sts loosely in B3 (Blue Note).

Work K1 P1 Rib for 12 rows.

Switch to A1 (Tidepool).

Round 1: K4, yo, *k7, yo* 7 times, k3. 8 sts increased. 64 sts

Divide sts so that "Needle 1" has 33 sts and "Needle 2" has 31 sts.

Work Left Chart until Round 28 is completed.

Round 29: Knit in pattern to the end of "Needle 1." Place first marker and make YO increase in color on chart. On "Needle 2," make YO increase in color on chart, place second marker and continue knitting in pattern.

Work Left Chart, making YO increases in colors shown on chart every third row, until 18 sts have been increased.

Round 54: Knit in pattern to first thumb marker. Slide thumb sts (careful with the 2 YOs) onto waste yarn or a stitch holder. CO 2 sts in the gap in A3 (Pool) using backwards loop method, one st on each needle, knit to end of "Needle 2" in pattern. 2 sts increased. 66 sts

Round 57: Knit to 2 sts before the end of Needle 1 in pattern, ssk. On Needle 2, k2tog, knit to the end in pattern. 2 sts decreased. 62 sts

Work Left Chart until Round 72 is completed.

Round 73: K2tog, *k6, k2tog* 7 times, k6. 8 sts decreased. 56 sts

Switch to B3 (Blue Note.)

Work K1 P1 Rib for 5 rows.

Cast off with medium tension.

 

Right Hand

CO 56 sts loosely in B3 (Blue Note).

Work K1 P1 Rib for 12 rows.

Switch to A1 (Tidepool).

Round 1: K4, yo, *k7, yo* 7 times, k3. 8 sts increased. 64 sts

Divide sts so that "Needle 1" has 31 sts and "Needle 2" has 33 sts.

Work Right Chart until Round 28 is completed.

Round 29: Knit in pattern to the end of "Needle 1." Place first marker and make YO increase in color on chart. On "Needle 2," make YO increase in color on chart, place second marker and continue knitting in pattern.

Work Right Chart, making YO increases in colors shown on chart every third row, until 18 sts have been increased.

Round 54: Knit in pattern to first thumb marker. Slide thumb sts (careful with the 2 YOs) onto waste yarn or a stitch holder. CO 2 sts in the gap in A3 (Pool) using backwards loop method, one st on each needle, knit to end of "Needle 2" in pattern. 2 sts increased. 66 sts

Round 57: Knit to 2 sts before the end of Needle 1 in pattern, ssk. On Needle 2, k2tog, knit to the end in pattern. 2 sts decreased. 62 sts

Work Right Chart until Round 72 is completed.

Round 73: K2tog, *k6, k2tog* 7 times, k6. 8 sts decreased. 56 sts

Switch to B3 (Blue Note.)

Work K1 P1 Rib for 5 rows.

Cast off with medium tension.

 

Thumb (same for both hands)

Return held sts to needles. DPNs are recommended here.

Join B2 (Pool,) leaving a long tail, to the palm side of the thumb. Using working yarn and tail held together, pull up a loop in one st in the corner between needle and earlier cast on sts, pull up a loop in each of the 2 cast on sts across the gap and 1 more loop in the other corner. 4 sts increased. Knit across remaining sts, knitting the 2 YOs through the back loops. 22 sts

Row 2: *k4, k2tog, k3, k2tog* twice. 4 sts decreased. 18 sts

Work 8 rows K1 P1 Rib. Cast off loosely.

 

Click on the charts to see them full size.

 

Snowflake Color Left     Snowflake Color Right   Snowflake Color Key

 Snowflake Symbol Left    Snowflake Symbol Right   Snowflake Symbol Key

 

Please Note: I’ve made every effort to make sure that the instructions for this pattern are clear and error-free. There may be typos or pattern mistakes and if you find them or have any questions, please let me know by posting a comment or emailing me, dailyskein at gmail.com.

 

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18 Responses to “Post 2- This time it’s personal.”

  1. Millie Says:

    This is wonderful! I will give out the blog info to my knitting friends. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Jenny Says:

    Wow, very very nice! I would love to make a pair! Thank you for sharing your pattern. I look forward to giving them a try.

  3. cinnamonamon Says:

    Great pattern!! I can’t wait to try it. :) sappily…I once had an English teacher tell me that if you say it & someone understands it, then it is proper — you’ve succeeded in communicating, lol!

  4. Rachel H. Says:

    Thank you for this neat pattern! Here’s my ravelry page for this project — I got my yarn and started yesterday :).

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/remcat/snowflake-fingerless-gloves

  5. dailyskein Says:

    Thanks for posting the link to Ravelry! The gloves are looking great so far; love your color choices!

  6. LeftyKnits Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous mitts! Thanks for being so generous with your creations!

  7. Angelika Says:

    Nice mittens. I had to put them into my queue. I’m on a mitten, hat, scarf, sock trip right now anyway.

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    These are just beautiful. I have downloaded the pattern and look forward to knitting them soon. Many thanks for sharing.

  14. Cristina Says:

    I’m a beginner on circular needles and I’m completely baffled as to whether I should be knitting with knit or purl stitches since if you knit with knit stitches the pattern is on the inside of the work. Are you just supposed to turn the gloves inside out at the end? Did you write the thumb instructions with this in mind? Argh!

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