Sausalito Cable Warmth Fingerless Gloves
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free knit fingerless glove pattern - intermediate
Sausalito Fingerless Gloves
Designed and Knit by Cathleen Campbell
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Description: These soft and warm fingerless gloves feature a 12-st cable repeat, thumb gusset and k2 x p2 ribbed edging.
Size: Woman's M
Yarn: 1 - 50g ball Crystal Palace Sausalito
(Shown in color #8117 Desert Dawn)
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo 6" double-pointed needles,
US sizes 2 and 1.5*, or size needed for gauge
[See a Slip-Stitch Rib Hat in the same color of Sausalito here.]
*Note: I used the larger needle for both the ribbing and body of the glove, but you may wish to use the smaller needle when working the ribbing for a firmer edging.
Gauge: 10.5 sts=1" over pattern, 7.5 sts=1" in St st, unstretched (on larger needles)
Abbreviations: beg- beginning; BO- bind off; C6L- cable 6 left (slip 3 sts and hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle); CO- cast on; dpn- double-pointed needle; k- knit; kfb- knit in front and back (increases one st); m1- make one st (pull band of yarn on row below between stitch just worked and next stitch and slip onto left needle, knit into back of this stitch to make a new stitch); p- purl; rep- repeat; rnd- round; sl- slip as if to purl, unless otherwise noted; st(s)- stitches; St st- stockinette stitch
Instructions (Make 2):
With either smaller (if desired) or larger needles,
CO 72 sts over 4 dpn's as follows: DPN #1=16 sts, DPN #2=20 sts, DPN #3=16 sts and DPN #4=20 sts.
Join and work k2 x p2 rib for 4 rnds.
Change to larger needles if you are using smaller needles for ribbing.
Begin Cable Pattern:
Rnd 1-5: *k2, p2, k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: *k2, p2, C6L, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 7, 8: *k2, p2, k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work these 8 rnds 3 times total, then work Rnds 1-5 again once.
Begin Thumb Gusset:
Inc Rnd: m1, k2, m1, p2, C6L, p2, work Rnd 6 of Cable Pattern to end of rnd.
Next Rnd: k4, p2, k6, p2, work Rnd 7 of Cable Pattern to end of rnd.
Inc Rnd: m1, k4, m1 p2, k6, p2, work Rnd 8 of Cable Pattern to end of rnd.
Next Rnd: k6, p2, k6, p2, work Rnd 1 of Cable Pattern to end of rnd.
Continue in this manner, increasing 1 st on each side of thumb gusset every other rnd and continuing the Cable Pattern until you have 22 knit sts at the beg of the rnd, ending with a non-increase rnd. (You should have just finished a Rnd 1 of Cable Pattern.)
Next Rnd: K1, thread scrap yarn with yarn needle through 20 sts and hold aside off needle, k1, p2, work Rnd 2 of Cable Pattern to end of rnd.
Continue to work Cable Pattern evenly until piece measures 6.75" from cast-on edge, ending with a Rnd 8. (You will have worked the Cable Pattern a total of 9 times.) Change to smaller needles (if desired) and work 4 rnds in k2 x p2 rib. BO loosely in rib.
Finishing Thumb Gusset:
With larger needles, distribute 20 sts of thumb gusset over 3 dpn's as follows: DPN #1=8 sts, DPN #2=4 sts, DPN#3=8 sts. Join yarn and work 7 rnds even in St st.
Change to smaller needles (if desired) and work 3 rnds of k2 x p2 rib. BO loosely in rib.
Weave in all ends. Sew up gap from underside where thumb and glove meet.
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