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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cable glove pattern

I realized that I'm not going to get around to knitting another pair of men's gloves any time in the near future. Too many other projects are waiting patiently for their turn. Therefore, I have decided to post my pattern and hope that it is relatively free of mistakes. I would love to see photos from anybody who decides to knit them, and please let me know if you do find any mistakes - this is my first time writing out a pattern in full. In the meantime I'll try to figure out how to post it as a pdf. I will continue to update the pattern here if there are any corrections.



Men's Cable Gloves
(c) Kelly

Size
Men’s medium

Finished Measurements
Width: 4 inches across palm.
Length: 10.5 inches at longest point.

Materials
Two skeins of Briggs and Little Heritage 2-ply (100% wool, 4 oz skein = 215 yards), or any worsted weight wool.
Set of 4 3.25 mm (US #3) and
set of 4 3.75 mm (US #5) double-pointed needles, or size needed to achieve gauge

Gauge
5.5 st and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Pattern

Cable instructions:
C4F = place next two stitches on a cable needle, and leave at front of work. K2 from left hand needle, then K2 from cable needle.

Right Glove
With smaller needles, cast on 44 stitches and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Work K1, P1 ribbing for 3 inches. Switch to larger needles.

Thumb Gusset
Row 1: (set-up row): K8, P2, inc 1 st (knitwise) in each of next 2 sts, P2, knit to end of round.
Row 2: (begin gusset increasing): K8, P2, K4, P2, K8, inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts, knit to end of round.
Row 3: K8, P2, K4, P2, knit to end of round.
Row 4: K8, P2, C4F, P2, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K2, inc 1 st in next st, K to end of round.
Row 5: as row 3.
Row 6: K8, P2, K4, P2, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K4, inc 1 st in next st, K to end of round.
Row 7: as row 3.
Row 8: K8, P2, K4, P2, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K6, inc 1 st in next st, K to end of round.
Row 9: as row 3.
Row 10: K8, P2, C4F, P2, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K to end of round.
Row 11: as row 3.
Row 12: K8, P2, K4, P2, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K10, inc 1 st in next st, K to end of round.
Row 13 – 15: as row 3.
Row 16: K8, P2, C4F, P2, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K12, inc 1 st in next st, K to end of round.
Row 17 – 18: as row 3.
Row 19: K8, P2, K4, P2, K8, place next 16 st. on waste yarn, CO 2 st, K to end of row. 46 sts.
Row 20 – 21: as row 3.
Row 22: K8, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 23-27: as row 3.
Row 28: K8, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 29 – 32: as row 3.

Index Finger
Place first 16 sts of row on waste yarn (front). K 13, CO 2. Place remaining 17 sts on waste yarn (back). Join these 15 st in the round and work even in stockinette for 3" (8 cm) or until desired length is reached.
Next round: K2tog to last st. K1.
Next round: K2tog around.
Break yarn, thread though remaining sts, and pull tight.

Middle Finger
Pick up 3 sts at base of index finger, K5 sts from waste yarn in back, CO2, and K6 sts from waste yarn in front. Join these 16 sts in the round and work even in stockinette for 3.5" (9 cm) or until desired length is reached.
Next round: K2tog around.
Next round: K2tog around.
Break yarn, thread though remaining sts, and pull tight.

Ring Finger
Pick up 2 sts at base of middle finger, K5 sts from waste yarn in back, CO2, and K6 sts from waste yarn in front. Join these 15 sts in the round and work even in stockinette for 3" (8 cm) or until desired length is reached.
Next round: K2tog to last st. K1.
Next round: K2tog around.
Break yarn, thread though remaining sts, and pull tight.

Pinky Finger
Pick 3 st at base of ring finger, and K 11 remaining sts from waste yarn.
Join these 14 sts in the round and work even in stockinette for 2.75" (7 cm) or until desired length is reached.
Next round: K2tog around.
Next round: K2tog to last st. K1.
Break yarn, thread though remaining sts, and pull tight.

Thumb
Place 16 stitches from waste yarn back on needles.
Join yarn and K 16, then pick up and knit 4 st in the gap.
Next round: K 16, K2tog twice. 18 sts.
Continue to knit in the round for 2.75" (7 cm) until thumb is desired length.
Next round: K2tog around.
Next round: K2tog to last st, K1.
Break yarn, thread though remaining sts, and pull tight.

Left Glove
With smaller needles, cast on 44 stitches and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Work K1, P1 ribbing for 3 inches. Switch to larger needles.

Thumb Gusset
Row 1: (set-up row): K36, P2, inc 1 st (knitwise) in each of next 2 sts, P2, knit to end of round.
Row 2: (begin gusset increasing): K22, inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts, K8, P2, K4, P2, knit to end of round.
Row 3: K all knit stitches and P all purl stitches as they appear.
Row 4: K21, inc 1 st in next st, K2, inc 1 st in next st, K8, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 5: as row 3.
Row 6: K21, inc 1 st in next st, K4, inc 1 st in next st, K8, P2, K4, P2, K to end of round.
Row 7: as row 3.
Row 8: K21, inc 1 st in next st, K6, inc 1 st in next st, K8, P2, K4, P2, K to end of round.
Row 9: as row 3.
Row 10: K21, inc 1 st in next st, K8, inc 1 st in next st, K8, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 11: as row 3.
Row 12: K21, inc 1 st in next st, K10, inc 1 st in next st, K8, P2, K4, P2, K to end of round.
Row 13 – 15: as row 3.
Row 16: K21, inc 1 st in next st, K12, inc 1 st in next st, K8, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 17 – 18: as row 3.
Row 19: K21, place next 16 st. on waste yarn, CO 2 st, K8, P2, K4, P2, K to end of row. 46 sts.
Row 20 – 21: as row 3.
Row 22: K23, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 23-27: as row 3.
Row 28: K23, P2, C4F, P2, K to end of round.
Row 29 – 32: as row 3.

Index Finger
Place first 17 sts of row on waste yarn back). K 13, CO 2. Place remaining 16 sts on waste yarn (front). Join these 15 st in the round and work even in stockinette until desired length is reached.

Follow instructions as given for right glove to complete fingers and thumb.

Finishing
Weave in all ends on inside of gloves.

Please note: this pattern is provided for your personal use. The pattern may not be sold, and items made from this pattern may not be sold for profit. Please do not copy it or post it on any website. Feel free to post a link to it here.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Marianne said...

Kelly, thank you so much! They're really wonderful looking gloves, and it's so generous of you to share, never mind having to type all those instructions out....goodness.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to seeing the end of this month :)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Thanks for putting this up, giving me ideas for Christmas 07 gifts already - a bit scared of cables if I'm honest but am trying to be brave about these things :)

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Thanks to you both. This was basically my solution to not being able to find a pattern for plain man-sized gloves in worsted weight.

Sarah, this is a really easy cable, the same directions every time. It's not hard, just a little fiddly to get the hang of the first few times!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Glenna said...

Hurray for glove patterns! I will be sure to bookmark this at home.

Sarah - don't be scared of cables, honest! They are more scared of you than you are of them. (So to speak ;) )

3:29 PM  
Blogger New Jersey Laura said...

Thanks for the sweater compliments on Red Sweater KAL! Love your hedgehog, and I was so surprised to see the Apple sock yarn on your blog! Wendy is blogging about it right now on WendyKnits.net. She has a great toe-up sock pattern on her blog, BTW. I'm making RED socks now!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Welcome Laura!
I just ran over and read Wendy's coments about the Apple Pie yarn. Now I'm even more excited about it. Apparently it's very hard wearing - bonus! Nice to have a bit of buzz for the company - they're a small outfit just outside of Ottawa.

9:49 AM  
Blogger knitphomaniac said...

I think they look great :) hard to find cabled gloves out there...

11:39 PM  
Blogger Allen Duhon said...

Hi,
Great pattern, I have translated it into a PDF for you. If you would like it, send me an email to duhonallen@yahoo.com I'll be happy to pass it to you.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I knit these up, but had a little trouble with the left hand. I am still a fairly novice knitter, so I can't tell you exactly what went wrong. Might have been my fault. It seemed like the numbers were wrong on the set up row.

Also, I did the cable in the opposite direction on the left hand so they would be mirror images.

Linda

2:58 PM  
Anonymous bonna said...

Does anyone want to knit or crochet with alpaca yarn? softer and lighter than cashmere!

1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alpaca is a wonderful yarn for making baby vests, scarves and gloves.

6:05 AM  
Blogger 123 123 said...

Great blog you got here. I'd like to read something more about that topic. Thanks for posting that info.
Joan Stepsen
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6:58 AM  
Anonymous violet said...

Definitely something wrong with the set-up row on the left glove. Got all the way to the index finger and had to rip back because the stitch count puts the cable way over by the ring finger, not the middle finger as the right glove is. Row 2 is correct as written, problem is on row 1, set up row. That being said, the gloves are nice and I hope the pattern gets corrected soon!

5:21 PM  

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