Saturday, 11 September 2010

Weekend Gloves

Knitted flat on straight needles in chunky weight yarn, these gloves are a quick knit project which can be completed over a weekend. Make longer for arm warmers or keep short for hand warmers. 

The pattern includes instructions for knitting gloves all in one piece with a thumb and separate pattern instructions for knitting with a sewn inset thumb as follows: 

  • hand warmers all in one piece
  • arm warmers all in one piece
  • hand warmers with sewn in thumb
  • arm warmers with sewn in thumb
  • cable instructions

Knitting skills

For the sewn in thumb option: cast on, cast off, knit, purl, knit two stitches together, cable forward.

For the all in one piece option: cast on, cast off, knit, purl, make one stitch, cable forward.

Suggested yarns

Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed Chunky x1 100g ball (makes one pair of arm warmers or two pairs of hand warmers)

Stylecraft Special Chunky x1 100g ball

Paintbox Yarns Simple Chunky x1 100g ball

You will need

x1 pair 6.5 mm needles
x1 cable needle ( or spare double point needle)
Blunt tapestry needle for sewing


Hand Warmers
Fits small to medium women's hand
Size - 7" x 3.5" (18cm x 9cm)

Arm Warmers
Fit small to medium women's hand/arm
Size - approx.13" (33cm) long
Will fit approx. 7.5" (19 cm) circumference around knuckles.

The pattern prints out over 6 pages including the instructions for the cable stitch.