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Lucinda Ganderton’s self-patterning fingerless gloves!

  • Lucinda Ganderton’s self-patterning fingerless gloves!
Show off your hands in Lucinda Ganderton's fingerless gloves!

Made from Opal's new Flower Power range, these bright and snazzy mittens give the illusion of a much more complicated knit, producing the effects of colourwork with minimum effort! With eight colours to choose from, ranging from a funky neon to subdued pastels, there's a shade to suit every taste!

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Pattern Instructions

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  • Fingerless Gloves

    Knit Knowledge

    • Measurements & sizes
    • One size

    Tension Square

    • 32 sts x 40 rows
    • 10cm x 10cm
    • stocking stitch
    • 2.75mm needles

    Left Glove
    Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 54 sts

    • Row 1: (k1, p1) to end
    • Row 2-20: as Row 1
    • Rows 21-26: work in st st

    Shape thumb

    • Row 27: k22, kfb, k2, kfb, k28. 56 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 31: k22, kfb, k4, kfb, k28. 58 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 35: k22, kfb, k6, kfb, k28. 60 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 39: k22, kfb, k8, kfb, k28. 62 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 43: k22, kfb, k10, kfb, k28. 64 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 47: k22, kfb, k12, kfb, k28. 66 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 51: k22, kfb, k14, kfb, k28. 68 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st

    Thumb

    • Row 1: k40, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 2: p20, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 3: k22
    • Rows 4-11: starting with a p row and working on these 22 sts only, work eight rows in st st
    • Row 12: k22
    • Cast off, leaving a 30cm tail of yarn
    • Seam the two side edges of the thumb together

    Top of hand

    • With RS facing, pick up and k six sts across base of thumb, k to end. 56 sts
    • Starting with a p row work 13 rows in st st

    Index finger

    • Row 1: k36, turn, cast on one st
    • Row 2: p17, turn, cast on one st
    • Row 3: k18
    • Rows 4-7: starting with a p row and working on these 18 sts only, work four rows in st st
    • Row 8: k18
    • Cast off, seam the side edges

    Middle finger

    • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k the two cast on sts at base of index finger, k7 from LH needle, turn, cast on one st
    • Rows 2-8: work as for index finger
    • Cast off, seam side edges

    Ring finger

    • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k up the two cast on sts at base of middle finger, k7 from LH needle, turn, cast on one st
    • Rows 2 -8: work as for index finger

    Little finger

    • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k four sts across base of ring finger, k6
    • Starting with a p row and working on these 16 sts only, work six rows in st st
    • Row 8: k16
    • Cast off
    • Join side seam

    Right Glove
    Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 54 sts

    • Row 1: (k1, p1) to end
    • Row 2-20: as Row 1
    • Row 21-26: work in st st

    Shape thumb

    • Row 27: k28, kfb, k2, kfb, k22. 56 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 31: k28, kfb, k4, kfbt, k22. 58 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 35: k28, kfb, k6, kfb, k22. 60 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 39: k28, kfb, k8, kfb, k22. 62 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 43: k28, kfb, k10, kfb, k22. 64 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 47: k28, kfb, k12, kfb, k22. 66 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 51: k28, kfb, k14, kfb, k22. 68 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st

    Thumb

    • Row 1: k46, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 2: p20, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 3: k22
    • Rows 4-11: starting with a p row and working on these 22 sts only, work eight rows in st st
    • Row 12: k22
    • Cast off, leaving a 30cm tail of yarn
  • To make up

    Seam the two side edges of the thumb together. Complete as for Left Glove from top of hand LK

Pattern Instructions

View as full page >>

Fingerless Gloves

Knit Knowledge

  • Measurements & sizes
  • One size

Tension Square

  • 32 sts x 40 rows
  • 10cm x 10cm
  • stocking stitch
  • 2.75mm needles

Left Glove
Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 54 sts

  • Row 1: (k1, p1) to end
  • Row 2-20: as Row 1
  • Rows 21-26: work in st st

Shape thumb

  • Row 27: k22, kfb, k2, kfb, k28. 56 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 31: k22, kfb, k4, kfb, k28. 58 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 35: k22, kfb, k6, kfb, k28. 60 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 39: k22, kfb, k8, kfb, k28. 62 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 43: k22, kfb, k10, kfb, k28. 64 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 47: k22, kfb, k12, kfb, k28. 66 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 51: k22, kfb, k14, kfb, k28. 68 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st

Thumb

  • Row 1: k40, turn, cast on two sts
  • Row 2: p20, turn, cast on two sts
  • Row 3: k22
  • Rows 4-11: starting with a p row and working on these 22 sts only, work eight rows in st st
  • Row 12: k22
  • Cast off, leaving a 30cm tail of yarn
  • Seam the two side edges of the thumb together

Top of hand

  • With RS facing, pick up and k six sts across base of thumb, k to end. 56 sts
  • Starting with a p row work 13 rows in st st

Index finger

  • Row 1: k36, turn, cast on one st
  • Row 2: p17, turn, cast on one st
  • Row 3: k18
  • Rows 4-7: starting with a p row and working on these 18 sts only, work four rows in st st
  • Row 8: k18
  • Cast off, seam the side edges

Middle finger

  • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k the two cast on sts at base of index finger, k7 from LH needle, turn, cast on one st
  • Rows 2-8: work as for index finger
  • Cast off, seam side edges

Ring finger

  • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k up the two cast on sts at base of middle finger, k7 from LH needle, turn, cast on one st
  • Rows 2 -8: work as for index finger

Little finger

  • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k four sts across base of ring finger, k6
  • Starting with a p row and working on these 16 sts only, work six rows in st st
  • Row 8: k16
  • Cast off
  • Join side seam

Right Glove
Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 54 sts

  • Row 1: (k1, p1) to end
  • Row 2-20: as Row 1
  • Row 21-26: work in st st

Shape thumb

  • Row 27: k28, kfb, k2, kfb, k22. 56 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 31: k28, kfb, k4, kfbt, k22. 58 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 35: k28, kfb, k6, kfb, k22. 60 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 39: k28, kfb, k8, kfb, k22. 62 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 43: k28, kfb, k10, kfb, k22. 64 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 47: k28, kfb, k12, kfb, k22. 66 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
  • Row 51: k28, kfb, k14, kfb, k22. 68 sts
  • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st

Thumb

  • Row 1: k46, turn, cast on two sts
  • Row 2: p20, turn, cast on two sts
  • Row 3: k22
  • Rows 4-11: starting with a p row and working on these 22 sts only, work eight rows in st st
  • Row 12: k22
  • Cast off, leaving a 30cm tail of yarn

To make up

Seam the two side edges of the thumb together. Complete as for Left Glove from top of hand LK

Lucinda Ganderton’s self-patterning fingerless gloves!

Pattern Instructions

View as full page >>
  • Fingerless Gloves

    Knit Knowledge

    • Measurements & sizes
    • One size

    Tension Square

    • 32 sts x 40 rows
    • 10cm x 10cm
    • stocking stitch
    • 2.75mm needles

    Left Glove
    Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 54 sts

    • Row 1: (k1, p1) to end
    • Row 2-20: as Row 1
    • Rows 21-26: work in st st

    Shape thumb

    • Row 27: k22, kfb, k2, kfb, k28. 56 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 31: k22, kfb, k4, kfb, k28. 58 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 35: k22, kfb, k6, kfb, k28. 60 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 39: k22, kfb, k8, kfb, k28. 62 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 43: k22, kfb, k10, kfb, k28. 64 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 47: k22, kfb, k12, kfb, k28. 66 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 51: k22, kfb, k14, kfb, k28. 68 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st

    Thumb

    • Row 1: k40, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 2: p20, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 3: k22
    • Rows 4-11: starting with a p row and working on these 22 sts only, work eight rows in st st
    • Row 12: k22
    • Cast off, leaving a 30cm tail of yarn
    • Seam the two side edges of the thumb together

    Top of hand

    • With RS facing, pick up and k six sts across base of thumb, k to end. 56 sts
    • Starting with a p row work 13 rows in st st

    Index finger

    • Row 1: k36, turn, cast on one st
    • Row 2: p17, turn, cast on one st
    • Row 3: k18
    • Rows 4-7: starting with a p row and working on these 18 sts only, work four rows in st st
    • Row 8: k18
    • Cast off, seam the side edges

    Middle finger

    • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k the two cast on sts at base of index finger, k7 from LH needle, turn, cast on one st
    • Rows 2-8: work as for index finger
    • Cast off, seam side edges

    Ring finger

    • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k up the two cast on sts at base of middle finger, k7 from LH needle, turn, cast on one st
    • Rows 2 -8: work as for index finger

    Little finger

    • Row 1: with RS facing, pick up and k four sts across base of ring finger, k6
    • Starting with a p row and working on these 16 sts only, work six rows in st st
    • Row 8: k16
    • Cast off
    • Join side seam

    Right Glove
    Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 54 sts

    • Row 1: (k1, p1) to end
    • Row 2-20: as Row 1
    • Row 21-26: work in st st

    Shape thumb

    • Row 27: k28, kfb, k2, kfb, k22. 56 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 31: k28, kfb, k4, kfbt, k22. 58 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 35: k28, kfb, k6, kfb, k22. 60 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 39: k28, kfb, k8, kfb, k22. 62 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 43: k28, kfb, k10, kfb, k22. 64 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 47: k28, kfb, k12, kfb, k22. 66 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st
    • Row 51: k28, kfb, k14, kfb, k22. 68 sts
    • Starting with a p row work three rows in st st

    Thumb

    • Row 1: k46, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 2: p20, turn, cast on two sts
    • Row 3: k22
    • Rows 4-11: starting with a p row and working on these 22 sts only, work eight rows in st st
    • Row 12: k22
    • Cast off, leaving a 30cm tail of yarn
  • To make up

    Seam the two side edges of the thumb together. Complete as for Left Glove from top of hand LK