Thursday, November 09, 2006
I just came up with this and only have one of the pair done but I like it so much that I'm going ahead and posting. They are ambidextrous-you can wear them on either hand.
Yarn and hook of your choice-you also will need a hook two sizes smaller (to work ribbed cuff)
Gauge-There is none-make to fit.
To determine your starting ch: With your chosen yarn and hook, make a gauge swatch in sc to determine your stitch gauge. Measure around the palm of your hand and multiply your stitch gauge by this number-this will be your starting ch.
To determine ch for thumbhole: Measure around the base of your thumb and multiply by your stitch gauge-this should give you the # of chs for thumbhole-you can always add or subtract if need be by trying it on and seeing if the hole is comfortable for your thumb.
Note: I am turning rnds for a couple of reasons-
1: It keeps the side seam straight.
2: It adds a nice texture to the glove.
Note: The larger hook is used on the thumb ribbing and top ribbing since the glove is made to fit and doesn't need to be snugged up, and your fingers do need wiggle room. If you find that it's too loose, just go down one hook size for those ribbings.
Note: I am giving the instructions for Lion Wool and a J hook-which is what I used. This wristwarmer should fit an average woman's hand. I used an H hook for the cuff ribbing-this brings the bottom of the glove snug with the bottom of the hand.
With larger hook ch 22, join to form ring, being careful not to twist ch. If this does not go around your hand, add more chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with sl st to first sc. 22 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnds 3-6: Rep rnd 2.
Rnd 7: Ch 10 (if this is too tight for your thumb, add more chs), turn, sc in each sc around and in each of next 10 chs of ch-10, join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc
Rnds 8-17: Rep Rnd 2 over 32 sc-glove should just come to the bottom of your hand. Do not end off.
Note: If you find my instructions for the ribbing to be confusing, just go to Dot's
She has a tutorial with pictures, just remember to ch 15 for your cuff-or ch for whatever length you want yours to be, 15 will give you about a 3" cuff.
Cuff Ribbing: Change to smaller hook and ch 15, sc in second ch from hook and next 13 chs, sl st in bottom of glove in same sc as last join and sl st in next sc of glove, turn. 14 sc. Note: Always skip these two sl sts when going back the other way.
Next row: Sc in BLO of next 14 sc of ribbing, ch 1, turn
Next row: Sc in BLO of each of next 14 sc, sl st in next 2 sc of glove, turn.
Rep these two rows until you get around entire bottom of glove. Sl st opening closed. If you desire longer ribbing just add more chs to starting ch.
Thumb hole ribbing: With larger hook, attach yarn to first unused lp of ch-10, ch 4 and work ribbing over around thumb hole same as cuff ribbing. Ribbing will be 3 sc wide
Top ribbing: With larger hook, attach yarn to any unused lp of starting ch at top of glove, ch 4, work ribbing same as cuff ribbing. Hide all ends, turn glove inside out and wear. Ribbing will be 3 sc wide.
Note: If you want washability, any soft acrylic will work-such as Caron Simply Soft.
Sc: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
Sl St: Slip Stitch
This pattern © Julie Hicks November 9, 2006
You can make one hard copy for your personal use. I would rather you didn't sell the item but make for gifts or for charity.