Fingerless Gloves – Wartime Handknits, 1942


Fingerless gloves with long wristlets will keep his hands warm and his fingers free for active duty

Materials:
Sport or medium weight yarn 4 ounces
Knitting Needles: One set No. 10 double-point needles





GAUGE: 7 stitches = 1 inch, 9 rows = 1 inch
Using 2 strands of yarn, cast on 56 sts. on three needles (18-1 -20).
Break off 1 strand of yarn.
Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 4 inches. Change to plain knitting and work even for 1 in.

Start thumb as follows: P 1, inc. in next st., K 2. inc. in next st., P 1, K to end of round.
K 2 rounds even, keeping the P 1 sts. uniform.

Round 4: P 1, inc. in next st., K 4, inc. in next st., P 1, K to end of round.
K 2 rounds even, keeping the P 1 uniform.





Continue to inc. every 3rd round in sts. inside of P 1 until there are 18 sts. between the 2 P sts.

Next round: K 1, slip next 18 sts. onto string, cast on 4 sts.
K around. K even for 1 1/2 ins. (56 sts.).

Now starting with needle on line with thumb, K 8, slip next 7 sts. onto small pin, slip next 6 sts. onto small pin, slip next 14 sts. onto pin, and the next 6 and 7 sts. respectively onto small pins.

Pick up yarn and cast on 4 sts. on first needle. Pick up remaining 8 sts. With another needle, arrange sts. onto 3 needles and work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 1 in. Bind off loosely.

3rdfinger: Pick up and K next 7 sts. on pin, cast on 4 sts., pick up and K corresponding 7 sts. and pick up 4 sts. from inside of finger (22 sts.). Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for 1 in., and bind off loosely.

4th finger: Pick up and K next 6 sts., cast on 4 sts., pick up and K corresponding 6 sts. and pick up 4 sts. from inside finger. Work same as 3rd finger.





Little finger: Pick up and K remaining sts., pick up 4 sts inside (18 sts.). Work same as 3rd finger.

Thumb: Pick up 18 sts. on string and the 4 sts. which were cast on. Work even in K 1, P 1, ribbing for 1 in. Bind off loosely.

LEFT GLOVE: Starting incs. for thumb, work around and within 6 sts. from end of 3rd needle, P 1, inc. in next st., K 2. inc. in next st., P 1. Work as other glove.

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  1. Pamela Plumley February 14, 2009

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