Dancing Leaves Fingerless Gloves

There is NOTHING more annoying than having to open up another ball of yarn JUST to work the final few rows of an item.  So when I was left with 46g of a 50g ball after making the Dancing Leaves hat by Drops Design, I had no alternative other than to think of something useful.

Here we have a lovely pair of fingerless gloves to match the hat.

Glove detail

If you’ve never tried circular knitting, then why not give it a go with this small item?

There is a short video tutorial on the WeKnit YouTube channel which can be found here.

PATTERN

DROPS Merino Extra Fine 50g

4mm circular needles or dpns

Cast on 36sts on 4mm circular needles, or dpns if you prefer.

Divide the stitches so you have 18sts on each needle and work to join in the round using magic loop.

RIGHT HAND GLOVE

Row 1: k

Row 2: k

Row 3: k27, p1, k8

Row 4: k27, p1, k8

Row 5: k26, p3, k7

Row 6: k26, p3, k7

Row 7: k25, p5, k6

Row 8: k25, p2, k1, p2, p6

Row 9: k24, p3, k1, p3, k5

Row 10: k24, p2, k3, p2, k5

Row 11: k23, p3, k3, p3, k4

Increase for the thumb

Row 12: m1, k2, m1, k21, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4

Row 13: k24, p3, k5, p3, k3

Row 14: m1, k4, m1, k20, p2, k2tog, k1, yo, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1, k1, psso, k3

Row 15: k25, p3, k5, p3, k2

Row 16: m1, k6, m1, k19, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl1, k1, psso, k2

Row 17: k26, p3, k9, p3, k1

Row 18: m1, k8, m1, k18, p3, k9, p3, k1

Row 19: k26, p3, k9, p3, k1

Row 20: m1, k10, m1, k19, p2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, yo, p2, k2

Row 21: k31, p3, k7, p3, k2

Row 22: m1, k12, m1, k20, p2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, p2, k3

Row 23: k34, p3, k5, p3, k3

Row 24: k1, slip next 12 sts onto stitch holder, k21, p2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, p2, k4

Row 25: k23, p3, k3, p3, k4

Row 26: k24, p2, k3, p2, k5

Row 27: k24, p3, k1, p3, k5

Row 28: k25, p2, k1, p2, k6

Row 29: k25, p5, k6

Row 30: k26, p3, k7

Row 31: k26, p3, k7

Row 32: k27, p1, k8

Row 33: k27, p1, k8

Rows 34- 36: k36

Rows 37-40: *k4, p2* rpt to end of round.

Cast off in rib.

Thumb

Pick up 12 thumb sts.

To prevent holes, pick up and knit from 2 stitches of the main hand and knit into the back of them.  There will now be 14 sts for the thumb.

Work 6 rows.

Cast off loosely.  Sew in loose ends.

LEFT GLOVE

Work as for right glove to row 11.

Row 12: k16, m1, k2, m1, k5, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4

Row 13: k24, p3, k5, p3, k3

Row 14: k16, m1, k4, m1, k4, p2, k2tog, k1, yo, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1, k1, psso, k3

Row 15: k25, p3, k5, p3, k2
Row 16: k16, m1, k6, m1, k3 p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl1, k1, psso, k2

Row 17: k26, p3, k9, p3, k1
Row 18: k16, m1, k8, m1, k2, p3, k9, p3, k1

Row 19: k26, p3, k9, p3, k1
Row 20: k16,  m1, k10, m1, k3, p2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, yo, p2, k2

Row 21: k31, p3, k7, p3, k2
Row 22: k16, m1, k12, m1, k4, p2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, p2, k3

Row 23: k34, p3, k5, p3, k3
Row 24: k17, slip next 12 sts onto stitch holder, k6, p2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, p2, k4

Complete as for right hand.

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