Knit men's gloves: free knitting pattern

Warm up his cold hands

knit men's gloves from The Knitting Book

To make these gloves, you will be working M1 increases, dividing stitches, and working on part of a row at a time to form long strips of fabric for the fingers. The organic wool used still contains some lanolin, making it durable and slightly waterproof.

Difficulty level: moderate

Size:To fit an adult male

Yarn: Rowan British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed 50g 783 Bluefaced Leicester Marl x 2

Needles

A: 1 pair of 3.25mm (UK10/US3) needles
B: 1 pair of 3.75mm (UK9/US5) needles

Tension

24sts and 30 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch using 3.75mm (UK9/US5) needles

Pattern

Left hand

Using 3.25mm (UK10/US3) needles and double cast-on method, cast on 45sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1 tbl, rep from * to end.

Row 2: *P1 tbl, k1, rep from * to end. These two rows set twisted rib. Rep last 2 rows until work measures 6.5cm (21⁄2in), ending with a RS row.

Next row (WS): Rib 7, M1, [rib 8, M1] four times, patt to end. Change to 3.75mm (UK9/US5) needles and work in st st for 6 rows, ending on a WS row.

Thumb

Row 1 (RS): K22, M1, k3, M1, k to end. (52sts) Starting with a p row, work 3 rows st st.

Row 5: K22, M1, k5, M1, k to end. (54sts)

Row 6 and all foll alt rows: P.

Row 7: K22, M1, k7, M1, k to end. (56sts)

Row 9: K22, M1, k9, M1, k to end. (58sts)

Row 11: K22, M1, k11, k to end. (60sts)

Row 13: K22, M1, k13, k to end. (62sts)

Row 15: K22, M1, k15, k to end. (64sts)

Row 16: P.

Row 17: K42. Turn.

Row 18: P17. Turn.

Working on these 17sts only, work 19 rows st st ending with a RS row.

**Next row: P1, [p2tog] eight times. (9sts) Leaving a long tail, break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Rejoin yarn at base of thumb and k to end. Starting with a p row, work 13 rows st st without shaping.

First finger

Next row: K30. Turn.

Next row: P13. Turn, cast on 2sts. (15sts for finger)

Working on these 15sts only, work 24 rows st st.

Next row: K1, [k2tog] seven times. (8sts) Leaving a long tail, break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Second finger

With RS facing, pick up and knit 2sts from base of first finger, k6. Turn.

Next row: P14. Turn and cast on 2sts. (16sts for second finger) Working on these 16sts only, work 24 rows st st.

Next row: [K2tog] eight times. Leaving a long tail, break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Third finger

With RS facing, pick up and knit 2sts from base of first finger, k6. Turn.

Next row: P14. Turn and cast on 2sts. (16sts for third finger) Working on these 16sts only, work 22 rows st st.

Next row: [K2tog] eight times. Leaving a long tail, break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Fourth finger

With RS facing, pick up and knit 2sts from base of first finger, k5. Turn.

Next row: P12. Turn and cast on 2sts. (14sts for fourth finger)

Working on these 14sts only, work 15 rows st st.

Next row (WS):[P2tog] seven times. Leaving a long tail, break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Use all long tails of yarn to sew up corresponding finger using mattress stitch, being especially careful to run as fine a seam as possible. Continue fourth finger seam to cuff. Block according to instructions on yarn, but do not block rib.

Right hand

Thumb

Row 1 (RS): K25, M1, k3, M1, k to end. (52sts) Starting with a p row, work 3 rows st st.

Row 5: K25, M1, k5, M1, k to end. (54sts)

Row 6 and all foll alt rows: P.

Row 7: K25, M1, k7, M1, k to end. (56sts)

Row 9: K25, M1, k9, M1, k to end. (58sts)

Row 11: K25, M1, k11, k to end. (60sts)

Row 13: K25, M1, k13, k to end. (62sts)

Row 15: K25, M1, k15, k to end. (64sts)

Row 16: P.

Row 17: K42. Turn.

Row 18: P17. Turn.

Working on these 17sts only, work 19 rows st st ending with a RS row. Work from ** to end of instructions for the left-hand glove.

This pattern is taken from 'The Knitting Book' by Frederica Patmore & Vikki Haffenden (Dorling Kindersley, £25). Click here to buy 'The Knitting Book' 



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