Lilly Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves may be a fad today, but they are actually from the Victorian era. At those times, young ladies were expected to learn to play music and sing, as well as needlecrafts such as knitting, embroidery, and sewing. To keep her hands warm but still free to play the piano, fingerless gloves were not only fashionable, but functional.
A few years ago, these gloves came back into fashion as computer gloves. In order to stave off the chills of low thermostats in the winter or air conditioning in the summer, these gloves made working on computer keyboards a must.
Today, they are also called texting gloves, allowing thumbs to racing across cell phones keypads while keeping hands warm. No matter what you use them for, they are a delightful accessory to any wardrobe.
Sizes: Ladies' Medium (Large).
2 skeins Classic Elite Yarns Chateau (70% baby Alpaca; 25% Bamboo Vicose Alpaca), or any Aran-weight yarn.Size 10 (6.0 mm) double pointed needles
2 stitch marker
Gauge: 10 stitches (5 ribs) = 2”. (A precise gauge is not critical because this is a very stretchy stitch)
Special Stitch: Twisted Knit - Knit into the back of the loop.
Cast on 28 (32) stitches. Join being careful not to twist the stitches. Place marker.
Every round: *K1 in twisted stitch, P1.* Continue from * in the round until piece measures 5”.
Round 1: Inc 1, k2, inc 1, place marker, continue in twisted rib pattern to end. 30 (34) stitches
Round 2: Knit in twisted rib pattern.
Round 3: Inc 1, k4, inc 1, continue in pattern to end. 32 (36) stitches
Round 4: Knit in twisted rib pattern.
Round 5: Knit in twisted rib pattern.
Round 6: Inc 1, k6, inc 1, continue in pattern to end. 34 (38) stitches
Round 7: Knit in twisted rib pattern.
Round 8: Knit in twisted rib pattern.
Next round: Place the stitches between the markers on a holder. Cast on 4 stitches. Continue knitting in twisted rib pattern to end of round.
Next round: Knit in twisted rib pattern.
Next round: K2 tog twice. Continue knitting in twisted rib pattern to the end of round.
Every round: Continue knitting in the round in twisted rib pattern for 3” from cast on edge or desired length.
Bind off in pattern.
Put the 8 stitches from the holder on the double pointed needles. Join yarn and knit 8 stitches. Pick up 2 stitches from the cast on edge of the hand. Place marker. Join to the first stitch.
Knit two rows.
Next round.* K1 in twisted stitch, P1.* Continue from * in the round until thumb measures 1½ (2)” or desired length.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8” tail. Weave in ends.
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