Glove Bites–November Free Pattern of the Month!

For the first time in months, it’s actually kind of chilly in Austin today! In a city that’s well aquainted with the triple digit temperature range, 60 degree weather is great cause for celebration–and what better way to celebrate than by knitting something cozy?! The fingerless glove is one of my favorite accessories that marries fashion with function. Inspired by my friend Karen Baumer’s furry cuffed mittens, I break this month’s free pattern out of my project archives. Enjoy! xo, Vickie

Glove Bites!
Fingerless Gloves

1 Ball (MC) Cascade Pastaza. Color: 042 (Green)
1 Ball (CC) Berroco Plush. Color: Crema
Set of 5 Size US 10 1/2 dpns

Ladies S/M (L/XL)

4 sts. per inch in Pastaza.

mc= main color
cc= contrasting color
co= cast on
bo= bind off
st= stitch
k= knit
p= purl
rnd= round

Directions (Make 2):
With CC, CO 24 (28) sts. Divide sts. evenly over 4 needles. Join taking
care not to twist.
Work for 1 1/2″ in garter st (k 1 row, p 1 row).
Join in MC and work in k2, p2 rib for 2 1/2″(3″). At the beginning of next rnd
k2(1), k4(6) with waste yarn. Slip 4(6) sts back onto left-hand needle and re-knit,
using working yarn. Continue working in rib pattern for 2″(2 1/2″) more. BO.
Carefully pull out waste yarn. Place 9(11) sts on 3 needles. Work rnd in
2×2 rib, picking up st in one corner so that you have 10(12) sts. Work until
thumb measures 1″. BO.

Weave in ends.

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14 Responses to “Glove Bites–November Free Pattern of the Month!”

  1. Anonymous

    Love the pattern. I make a pair last night in less than 2 hours. HOwever, by my calculations, directions should read: THUMB Place 7(11) sts on 3 needles. Work rnd in 2X2 rib, picking up st in one corner so that you have 8(12) sts.

  2. Ragan

    Thank you for the freebie pattern (can’t wait to make them)! My daughter and I love your show on DIY.

  3. Doug

    Cool pattern. Love the show.

    I’ve tried it twice. I get holes on either side of the thumb 🙁

    I am a novice and a male. So that’s two strikes against me.

    Any help would be great.

  4. emily

    im 14 years old and i love to knit these are awsome wore em to a concert last week and they were a big hit!thanx 4 the pattern!

  5. Katie

    I was absolutely bummed when I realized your “Knit In” was on DIY not HGTV. So I am here on the blog pretending I am enjoying the show I was so looking forward to… I will have to wait until I get home tomorrow for my “knitty-gritty fix!”

    Anyway, I see patterns using cotton all the time, but I never see patterns using the really big cotton (8-ply) that Elmore-Pisgah makes. Combined with a hairy yarn, it makes a beautiful, sturdy bag/purse. I bet it could be used for so much more.

  6. Stephanie

    Help please. I am stuck on the thumb opening. The sts on the waste yarn are okay but the sts on the main yarn end us as loops and I get big holes like another blogger. Can you pleae explain again to me how to do the thumb, I just can’t understand how to do it. Perhaps I am missing something! Many thanks.

  7. Stephanie

    .can you help me, please. I amstuck on the thumb. When you reknit the sts done in the waste yarn on the lfet needle and continue with the round, do you keep knitting on these sts until the end, or do you place them on a stitch holder? Also, can you pls explain how you pull out the waste yarn etc. I just cannot make it work. Thanks.

  8. Frances

    I am 15 and love your pattern im gunna make it black with red cuf