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Daffodil Love Gloves – A Free Knitting Pattern

Gorgeous

As it is Valentine’s Day (I was supposed to post this yesterday), I thought I would share a pattern that I love! I love the yarn that these gloves are knitted with, I loved designing the pattern and I have loved knitting them… I hope you love them as much as I do!

As I have mentioned previously, I received two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Supersock yarn in the “Daffodil” colour way as a gift for Christmas last year, and have been searching high and low for a pattern to knit it up in. I felt that the yarn was far to beautiful to be knitted as socks where no one would be able to appreciate the colours, so I decided to design a pattern for gloves.

I have kept this pattern a secret up until now because I feel that my ‘Daffodil Love Gloves’ are a perfect little pattern for Valentines Day! Also I wrote the pattern up after knitting the gloves, instead of writing it up as I go along, and therefore my pattern may not be as accurate as I would have hoped. If you have any problems with this pattern, please let me know so I can fix it!

This pattern can be knitted in any sock or 4-ply yarn (I used 2 x 50g skeins of Lorna’s Laces Supersock Yarn), and are knitted to fit a medium sized hand.

Happy Knitting…

Abbreviations:

K – Knit

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together

P – Purl

P2tog – Purl 2 stitches together

PM – Place Marker

C2bK2 – Slip 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold to the back, knit 2 stitches, then knit 2 from cable needle.

C2fK2 – Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to front, knit 2 stitches, then knit 2 from cable needle.

C2bP2 - Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to back, knit 2 stitches, then purl 2 from cable needle.

C2fP2 - Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to front, purl 2 stitches, then knit 2 from cable needle.

C1bK2 – Slip next stitch onto cable needle and hold to back, knit 2 stitches, purl 1 from cable needle

C2fP1 – Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 from cable needle

Tension:

7 Stitches = 1 inch

You’ll need:

2 x 2.75 round needles

3 x Stitch markers

Row Counter

Stitch holders

Pattern:

Cast on 84 stitches (42 per needle) and join, careful not to twist the stitches.

Row 1 – PM, *P2, K4** repeat from * to ** until end of row.

Row 2 – *P2, K4** repeat from * to ** until end of row.

Rows 3 – repeat row 2.

Row 4 – *P2, C2bK2** repeat from * to ** until end of row.

Rows 5 & 6 – Repeat Row 2.

Rows 4, 5 & 6 will create cabled rib pattern for cuff. Repeat these rows a further 18 times.

Repeat Row 4 once more: 61 rows.

Row 62 – *P2tog, K4* Repeat from * to ** until end of row. 68 stitches (34 per needle)

Row 63 – K7, P2, PM, P16, PM, P2, K7, K34

Row 64 – Insert cable pattern.

Repeat cable pattern 4 times before thumb opening:

Right Glove: Begin 5th repeat of cable pattern across first needle. When starting the second needle begin as follows:

K2, cast off next 13 stitches, K to the end of the round

Pattern across first needle, on second needle – K 2, cast on 13 stitches, K to end of round.

Left Glove: Begin 5th repeat of cable pattern across first needle, When working on the second needle, work as follows:

K19, cast off next 13 stitches, K2.

Pattern across first needle, on second needle – K19, cast on 13 stitches, K2.

Both Gloves:

Continue working in the round until you have 6 cable pattern repeats, ending on row 3 of the cable pattern.

 

Divide for fingers:

Work on each finger individually, starting from one side, knit a finger, then begin on the next. Keep stitches you are not working on separate on a stitch holder. Finger instructions are for both hands.

Index Finger:

Knit 11 stitches from the front and 11 stitches from the back of the hand. Cast on 5 stitches between index and middle finger – 27 stitches. (13 front needle, 14 back needle)

Working in the round work the stitches on the back needle as follows P5, K4, P5, working in purl only on one the front needles. Work this row twice

Back needle – P5, C2bK2, P5, Front needle – Purl

Work these three rows a further 3 times before finishing finger in garter stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl) to the desired length.

Cast off.

Middle finger:

Knit 10 stitches from front, cast one 3 between middle finger and ring finger, knit 10 across back, pick up 4 between middle finger and index finger.

Work finger the same as Index finger.

Ring Finger:

Knit 9 stitches from front, cast on 3 between ringer finger and little finger, knit 9 from back of hand, and pick up 3 between middle finger and ring finger. 24 stitches – 12 per needle

Back needle: P4, K4, P4. Front needle: Purl. Work this row twice.

Back needle: P4, C2bK2, P4. Front needle: Purl.

Work these three rows a further 3 times before finishing finger in garter stitch until desired length.

Cast off.

Little finger.

Knit 8 stitches from front, 8 stitches from back and pick up 2 stitches between little finger and ring finger. 18 stitches – 9 per needle

Back needle: P2, K4, P3. Front needle: Purl. Work this row twice.

Back needle: P2, C2bK2, P3. Front needle: Purl.

Work these rows a further three times before finishing finger in garter stitch until desired length.

Cast off.

Thumb:

Pick up and knit 14 stitches from front and 14 stitches from back of thumb.

Back needle: P2, K4, P2, K4, P2. Front needle: Purl. Work this row twice.

Back needle: P2 C2bK2, P2, C2bK2, P2. Front needle: Purl

Work these 3 rows a further 3 times, then finish thumb in garter stitch until desired length.

Cast off.

 

Cable Pattern:

This pattern is worked over sixteen stitches and ten rows and will sit inside the markers on the back of the hand. I find that cable patterns tend to look a little complicated until I start knitting them. I would like to have included a graph with this as well, but have not found anything suitable.

Row 1 – C2fP2, C2bK2, C2fk2, C2bP2

Row 2 – P2, K12, P2

Row 3 – P2, C2bP2, K4, C2fP2, P2

Row 4 – P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2

Row 5 – P1, C1bK2, P2, C2bK2, P2, C2fP1, P1

Row 6 – P1, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2, P1

Row 7 – C1bK2, P3, K4, P3, C2fP1,

Row 8 – K2, P4, K4, P4, K2

Row 9 – K2, P4, C2bK2, P4, K2

Row 10 – K2, P4, K4, P4, K2

 

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Glove Knit Marathon is ON! « Kaleidoscope Knits

  2. Thank you so much for the pattern, I love it.

    December 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  3. Pingback: Daffodil Love Gloves » Knitting Bee

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