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Pair of Mikado Buttoned-Up
Fingerless Gloves

The buttons are covered
with Dupioni silk fabric
Easy to do with covered button kit
stocked by most fabric shops

Buttoned-Up Fingerless Gloves

Designed and Knit by Cathy Campbell

Size: One size fits all

Materials: 2 balls Crystal Palace Yarns Mikado Ribbon, #9706 "tulips"
Crystal Palace Yarns Bamboo 6" Double-pointed Needles, US #5,
or size needed to obtain gauge
Button Maker and 2 button shells, 3/8" in diameter and 4 x 4" swatch of Dupioni Silk or other fabric OR 2 ready-made buttons

Note: Click here for another pair of Mikado Fingerless gloves, a longer style with a cable also designed by Cathy Campbell.

Gauge: 14 st=2" in k3, p2 rib, slightly stretched

 Note:  This pattern was revised to correct error on
Oct 17, 2005. If you printed an earlier version
you will want to re-print this updated version.

Right Hand:

CO 50 sts.

Row 1 (RS): p1, k1, p1, k1,p1, (k3, p2) 8x, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 2 (WS): p1, k1, p1, k1,p1, (k2, p3) 8x, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

Repeat these 2 rows for 1.25".

Make buttonholes:
Row 1 (RS): p1, k1, p1, k1,p1, (k3, p2) 8x, BO 2 sts, work pattern to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): p1, k1, p1, CO 2 sts, (k2, p3) 8x, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

Work initial 2 rows for 1.5". Then, work second buttonhole as first.

Work initial 2 rows for 1" more.

Next row: BO 5, work (k3, p2) rib pattern to end of row.

Divide sts evenly over 3 double-pointed needles (15 sts on each needle). Join and continue working in the (k3, p2) rib pattern for 4 rnds.

Begin Thumb Gusset:
First Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, inc one st by working (p1, k1) in next st, inc one st by working (k1, p1) in next st, work rib pattern to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, p1, k2, p1, work rib pattern to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, inc one st by working (p1, k1) in next st, k2, inc one st by working (k1, p1) in next st, work to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, p1, k4, p1, work rib pattern to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, inc one st by working (p1, k1) in next st, k4, inc one st by working (k1, p1) in next st, work to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, p1, k6, p1, work rib pattern to end of rnd.

Continue increasing in this manner at thumb gusset until there are 16 knit sts of gusset between the purl sts.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, p1, thread the 16 sts of the gusset onto a scrap piece of yarn and tie loosely (these sts will be worked later), CO 2 sts, p1, work in rib pattern to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k3, p4, work rib pattern to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: (k3, p2) 5x, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, p2, k2 tog, k2, p2, work in rib pattern to end of rnd.

Work even in (k3, p2) rib pattern until entire piece measures 7.5".

Next rnd: (k3, p2 tog) 9x
Next 3 rnds: (k3, p1) 9x
BO in rib.

Left Hand:
Work as for Right Hand, reversing buttonhole and thumb gusset placement.

Buttons:
Follow the instructions on the package for the button maker, if making buttons, or just sew on ready-made buttons.

Finishing the Gusset:
Divide the 16 sts between 3 needles and pull scrap yarn out.
Pick up 2 sts from CO sts.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: sl 1, k1, psso, k2 tog, knit to end of rnd.
Next 2 rnds: (K3, p1) to end of rnd.
BO in rib.

Sew back flap to front on top of cuff on inside. Weave in yarn ends.

Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc.  - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Mikado Ribbon are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012