Thursday, January 27, 2011

Twisted Chain Link Fingerless Gloves - Redone

This was my first pattern, so it was a bit sketchy. I recently went through and redid the cable chart, using the knitting chart generator I found here. I also attempted to simplify the pattern as well as taking in a couple of suggestions from a few of the folks on Ravelry who made these.

So - here is the revised/revisited pattern.

I made the first pair of these for my mom for her birthday. I cast on and just made it up as I went. The second pair I made are longer, with an extra repeat in the cable pattern before adding the thumb. I don't have good pictures of them yet.


The cable pattern is fun and simple; an easy one to learn how to do cables without a cable needle.

Materials
appox. 1/2 a skein Caron Simply Soft Eco or equivalent amount other Worsted Weight yarn

Size 7 dpns
Stitch Marker
Waste Yarn or Stitch Holder

Abbreviations Used
k
Knit
p
Purl
CL1
Slip one stitch to cable needle and hold to front of work, knit one, knit one from cable needle
CR1 Slip on stitch to cable needle and hold to back of work, knit one, knit one from cable needle

Cable Pattern

You can do the cables in the same direction on both mitts, or make them twist in the opposite direction for each mitt. It's not a large change, but can be a way to avoid the second-mitt curse.

Note - Because this is worked in the round, some of the cables cross over to the next row.

Left Cable Pattern

If you click on the picture below, you can get a larger version of the chart.

1. *CR1, p2, repeat from* to end of row
2. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row
3. *k1,CL1,CR1, repeat from* to end of row
4. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
5. *p2, CR1, repeat from* to end of row
6. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
7. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
8. *p2, CR1, repeat from* to end of row
9. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
10. *k1,CR1, CL1, repeat from* to end of row
11. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row
12. *
CR1, p2, repeat from* to end of row
13. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row
14. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row


Right Cable Pattern

If you click on the picture below, you can get a larger version of the chart.
1. *CL1, p2, repeat from* to end of row
2. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row
3. *k1,CL1,CR1, repeat from* to end of row
4. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
5. *p2, CR1, repeat from* to end of row
6. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
7. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
8. *p2, CL1, repeat from* to end of row
9. *p2, k2, repeat from* to end of row
10. *k1,CR1, CL1, repeat from* to end of row
11. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row
12. *CL1, p2, repeat from* to end of row
13. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row
14. *k2, p2, repeat from* to end of row


Main Mitt

CO 36
Join in the Round, be careful not to twist.
Use Stitch Holder or Waste Yarn to mark beginning of row
Work 12 rows in p2, k2 ribbing
Work cable pattern once for shorter gloves, twice for longer gloves.

Thumbs

Keep working cable pattern, but add the following at the beginning of rows (before the *):
4. m1, p2, m1
5. m1, p4, m1
6. m1, p6, m1
7. m1, p8, m1
8. m1, p10, m1
9. p12
This should result in a purled thumb that falls into one of the chain holes in the cable pattern.

Finishing Main Mitt
Put 12 extra purled stitches onto waste yarn or stitch holder.
Continue knitting through row 5 in cable pattern.
k2, p2 for 12 rows of ribbing.
Bind off

Finishing Thumbs

Pick up 12 stitches from holder.
Pick up 3 additional stitch on inside of thumb.
P until inside of thumb is 1 inch.
Bind off.

Weave in Ends and you're done!

2 comments:

  1. I'm trying to knit these, but I'm not a very experienced knitter, especially when it comes to cables.
    And I'm confused.
    For example row three - where is the k1 in the chart?
    And at the beginnig, it should be k2,p2 ribbing right? Because otherwise, you'll start cabling on the purling part?

    I'm only working with the chart now, which seems to work for me. Hope they'll turn out as beautiful as the ones in the project pages on rav ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you figured it out? It has been awhile since I made these, so maybe I will have to follow my own pattern again to make sure it is correct.

      Delete