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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!


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

British Knitting Awards
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

British Knitting Awards