Friday, January 16, 2009
Men's Fingerless Gloves 1920 Pattern
Knitted plain (except for the ribbing, to give elasticity at the wrist) these mittens are simple to make ad very comfortable to wear, especially where the fingers require to be free.
Materials: 2-1/2 oz 3-ply double knitting wool. Four #11 knitting needles.
Cast on 52 stitches, 18 on each of two needles and 16 on a third. Work, in rib of K2 and P2 for 36 rounds. Work 10 rounds in plain knitting.
47th round - commencing the thumb, P1, increase once in the next stitch (by knitting through the loop just underneath the next stitch, then knitting the next stitch). K2, increase once in teh next stitch, P1, knit to the end of the round. The 2 purled stitches mark the outside of the thumb. *Knit 2 rounds plain, but purling the stitches that were purled in the previous round.
50th round - Increase once on the inside of each of the purled stitches, then knit plain to the end of the round. Repeat from * until there are 18 stitches between the 2 purled stitches. Knit 2 more rounds without increasing: then in the next round, K1 (the purled stitch), leave them for the thumb, cast 4 stitches after the K1 follow on and finish the round. Work 10 rounds, in rib of K2 and P2 and cast off loosely. For the thumb, take up the 18 stitches that were left on the thread and divide them onto two needles; with the third needle knit up 6 stitches along the space between the two needles. Knit 6 rounds in plain knitting. Then work 6rounds in rib of K2 and P2 and cast off loosely.