Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fresh Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Free glove pattern!

I scoured Ravelry for the perfect pair of fingerless gloves, and just couldn't find exactly what I needed. Of course Ravelry had a wonderful selection of gloves, but I needed something specific, something very fitted to keep my hands warm while typing or knitting. Something pretty, but with minimal difficulty. So I decided to make my own pattern. 

I love the Double Seed Stitch (also known as the Double Moss Stitch), but realized the decrease would be a challenge to figure out. I frogged my first glove twice before getting it right. Please feel free to leave questions in the comments if anything is unclear and I will do my best to answer.

Yarn: Malibrigo, Silky Merino, Smoke
Needles: 4 DPN size 2

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DSS (Double Seed Stitch): When done in the round
Rows 1 and 2: *k2, p2; rep from *
Rows 3 and 4: *p2, k2; rep from *
Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern

DSS Decrease: The double seed stitch decrease is done over two rows. The first part of the decrease should be done on on Row 2 or Row 4. There are 2 decrease instructions below, which one you use will depend on if you are beginning the decrease on a k st or on a p st.

To begin decrease on a p st-
DSS Decrease A1: (Row 4 from pattern instruction) On 2 p stitches from the row beneath p2tog , place marker, k2tog, complete the row.
DSS Decrease A2: (Row 1 from pattern instruction) 3 stitches before the marker p2tog, p, remove Marker k, k2tog.


To begin decrease on a k st-
DSS Decrease B1: (Row 2 from pattern instruction) On 2 k stitches from the row beneath k2tog , place marker, p2tog, complete the row. 
DSS Decrease B2: (Row 3 from pattern instruction) 3 stitches before the marker k2tog, k, remove Marker p, p2tog.

Double Rib:
Rows 1: *k2, p2; rep from *
Rows 2: *k2, p2; rep from *

Fresh Stitch Fingerless Gloves: Both right and left gloves are the same pattern.

On three needles CO 44, place maker and connect row. Work in double rib stitch until piece measures 1.5” (about 12 rows) .
Next Rnd: begin DSS. Continue pattern until piece measures 5.5” from the bottom.

1st Decrease Rnd: start on a row that begins with a k st (Row 2 from DSS Instructions). Knit pattern for 10 sts, DSS Decrease A1, knit pattern for 18 sts, DSS Decrease B1, cont pattern to finish row.
2nd Decrease Rnd: begin with a p st (Row 3 from DSS Instructions) and knit pattern for 8 sts, DSS Decrease A2, knit pattern for 14 sts, DSS Decrease B2, cont pattern to finish row. 36 sts
Next Rnd: Continue knitting rows of pattern until piece measures 7” from beginning.

Thumb Gusset: Knit pattern 10 sts, add marker, M1 (make one by lifting the bar between stitches and knitting it) add marker. Knit pattern to complete row.
Next Rnd: knit pattern to marker, slip marker, M1, knit, M1, slip marker, cont pattern.
Next 2 Rnds: Knit pattern to marker, slip marker, knit, slip marker, cont pattern.
Repeat last 3 rounds 6 times until there are 17 stitches between markers, complete pattern row.

Hand: Knit pattern to gusset, remove marker and place 17 gusset stitches on a stitch holder. Arrange remaining sts on 3 needles. CO 4 stitches and complete pattern row. Work in pattern until piece measures 10.5” from the beginning.
Next Rnds: Knit Double Rib stitch until rib section measures 1.5” (about 12 rows). BO.

Thumb: Put the sts from stitch holder back on 3 needles, knit row, pick up 3 sts at hand. 20st. Knit 3 more rows.
Next Rnd: Knit Double Rib patten for 6 rows then BO.


  1. Hello,
    What is the gauge for gloves and yarn type- I may have missed it but I don’t see it on pattern. These gloves are just what I’m look8ng for, so although you developed it quite awhile ago, I am hoping you’re still active on Ravelry.
    Thank you

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