Wednesday 1 November 2017

Weekend Gloves Revised

First published on Ravelry in 2010 the Weekend Gloves are knitted flat on straight needles and have a sewn inset thumb. 

The pattern has now been revised to including additional instructions, knitting the glove and thumb all in one piece,  though still retaining the knit on straight needles technique. Also new yarn suggestions have been included, as some of the originals are discontinued. 

Testing out the new pattern Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed Chunky was used, in shades: (from left to right) Duck Egg, Emperor, Mole, Blush, Midnight, Aran (see also above), Cherry and Ocean. This yarn comes in x100g balls of length 135m. It's a blend of 3% viscose, 77% acrylic and 20% alpaca. 

This is a quick knit that can be completed over a weekend. Make longer for arm warmers or keep short for hand warmers. A cable detail on the front of the glove is suitable as a first cable stitch project. 

Pattern instructions included are

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 c6f instructions

Knitting skills needed for this pattern

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

All in one piece option: cast on, cast off, knit, purl, make one stitch, cable forward

Suggested yarns

x1 100g ball Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed Chunky
x1 100g ball Stylecraft Special Chunky

You will need

x1 pair 6.5mm straight knitting needles
x1 cable needle
spare yarn for holding stitches and making markers
blunt tapestry needle for sewing seams


19 rows x 14 sts over 10cm x 10cm (4x4 ins)


Hand warmers 18cm long x 9cm (7ins x 3.5 ins) to fit small to medium women hand approx. 19cm (7.5 ins) around knuckles

Arm warmers 33cm long x 9cm (7ins x 3.5 ins) to fit small to medium women hand approx. 19cm (7.5 ins) stretching to fit approx. 25cm (10ins) around arm below elbow.

Abbreviations used in the pattern

k knit
p purl
st(s) stitch(es)
c6f cable 6 forward
pm place marker
m1 make one stitch
sm  slip marker
k2tog knit two stitches together
RS right side

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