Thursday, April 12, 2007

Malabrigo Gloves: a free pattern

Do you remember me? I am that single crocus in Iris's yard-- I have survived!


Let me begin today's post with a big Thank You to all my visitors-- Thank you for stopping by! I have a little gift for you. A Malabrigo Gloves Pattern--You can download the free pattern here, in pdf format, for personal use, and I hope you enjoy the soft-as-cloud gloves like I do!

This is the hyperlink to the pattern downloading page: http://www.savefile.com/files/633657


If you prefer to copy directly and do some editing, then here it is. Discussions on the pattern are welcomed and appreciated! You can post your opinions here at any time (commenting is enabled and I read all comments), or drop me a line here.

Malabrigo Gloves

SIZE
To fit average sized woman’s hand (size 6 to 7)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hand circumference: 7.5 inches
Wrist circumference: 6.5 inches

YARN
Malabrigo merino worsted, 215 yards per 100g skein, 1 hank each in color A, B, and C
(Photographed in Tuscan Sky, Orchid, and Natural)
Any worsted yarn can be used for this pattern.
Small amount of waste yarn

NEEDLES
1 set of US #5 double pointed needles, a couple of extra needles may come in handy

GAUGE/TENSION
20 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) measured over stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES
• For the right glove, work the palm with the first and second needles, the back of the hand with the third and fourth needles. Reverse this for the left glove.
• You may want to try the glove on when knitting the fingers to ensure a perfect fit.
• When working on the fingers, you can always put the remaining sts on waste yarn/ holder/extra needles before working on them.

RIGHT GLOVE
Cast on 30 sts loosely with A and divide the stitches evenly over the 4 needles, 7 or 8 sts per needle. Work the cuff in stockinette stitch as follows:
With A, Knit 1 row.
Change to B, K 7 rows.
Change to C, K 1 row.
Change to B, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 1 row.
Change to B, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 4 rows.
Change to B, K6, increase 1 st by knitting twisted out of the horizontal thread (M1), K to within 2 sts before the end of the row, M1, end K2 (32 sts in total).
Change to C, K 2 rows.
Change to A, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 3 rows.
Change to A, K 4 rows, increase another 2 sts in the fourth row as follows: K7, M1, K to within 3 sts before the end of the row, M1, end K3 (34 sts in total).
Change to C, K 2 rows.
Change to A, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 3 rows. Now the glove measures 4 inches (33 rows).

Thumb Stitches
Change to A, K1; using waste yarn, K6; slip the 6 sts back to left needle and knit them again with A; K through the row.
Change to C, K 8 rows.

Pinkie Finger
Work to within 4 sts before the end of the second needle. Work the 4 sts and the first 4 sts on the third needle, and cast on 2 sts from the back of the glove to the palm (for fourchette). Divide these 10 sts among 3 needles, work in the round for 18 rounds, or 2.2 inches. K2tog 5 times; cut off the yarn and draw the 5 sts together with the yarn.
Start with a new piece of yarn, K2 from the fourchette, then work 1 round over all the sts to the ring finger.

Ring Finger
Work to within 4 sts before the end of the second needle. Knit the 4 sts, the 2 sts of the fourchette, and the first 4 sts on the third needle, then cast on 2 sts as the next fourchette. Divide these 12 sts among 3 needles, work in the round for 22 rounds, or 2.7 inches. K2tog 6 times; cut off the yarn and draw the 6 sts together with the yarn.

Middle Finger
Put the first 5 sts on the first needle and the last 5 sts on the fourth needle on waste yarn for the forefinger.
Start from the back side, with a new piece of yarn, K4, K2 from the fourchette, K4, and then cast on 2 sts as the next fourchette. Divide these 12 sts among 3 needles, work in the round for 24 rounds, or 3 inches. K2tog 6 times; cut off the yarn and draw the 6 sts together with the yarn.

Forefinger
With a new piece of yarn, K2 from the fourchette, K10 from waste yarn. Divide these 12 sts among 3 needles, work in the round for 22 rounds, or 2.7 inches. K2tog 6 times; cut off the yarn and draw the 6 sts together with the yarn.

Thumb
With a new piece of yarn, K6 from waste yarn, M1, K6, M1. Divide these 14 sts among 3 needles, work in the round for 18 rounds, or 2.2 inches. K2tog 7 times; cut off the yarn and draw the 7 sts together with the yarn.

LEFT GLOVE
Since all the fingers are worked symmetrically, only the position of the thumb has to be changed; the rest are worked in the same way. A detailed instruction is as follows:

Cast on 30 sts with A loosely and divide the stitches evenly among the 4 needles, 7 or 8 sts per needle. Work the cuff in stockinette stitch as follows:
With A, Knit 1 row.
Change to B, K 7 rows.
Change to C, K 1 row.
Change to B, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 1 row.
Change to B, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 4 rows.
Change to B, K2, M1, K to within 6 sts before the end of the row, M1, end K6 (32 sts in total).
Change to C, K 2 rows.
Change to A, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 3 rows.
Change to A, K 4 rows, increase another 2 sts in the fourth row as follows: K3, M1, K to within 7 sts before the end of the row, M1, end K7 (34 sts in total).
Change to C, K 2 rows.
Change to A, K 1 row.
Change to C, K 3 rows.

Thumb Stitches
Change to A, K to within 7 sts before the end of the row; using waste yarn, K6; slip the 6 sts back to left needle and knit them again with A; end K1.
Change to C, K 8 rows.
Work the fingers as for the right hand.

FINISHING
Weave in ends; block lightly if desired. Enjoy!

Pattern & image © 2007 Iris G. All rights reserved.
http://irisgknits.blogspot.com/

Now the non-knitting part...
We had only one single Spring day this week, and I did not miss the chance to go playing in a park:


Proudly modeling my new sweater:


Like before, there were many wild geese and ducks in the park. Also like before, I forgot to bring them any bread crumbs, so they walked away and never looked back!


I promise to bring you some little treats next time, Mr. Duck!

18 comments:

zippiknits said...

Your sweater is gorgeous, and your blog photos are, too!

And, thanks for the gloves pattern for Malabrigo. I just found some in a LYS and it's so soft. Imusthavesomeofthatyarnsoon!

=0)

Martha said...

Your blog photos are lovely! If you'd like to share any tips, please do.

JL said...

Wow, lovely sight ! Wish i were there with my knitting !

taylorsmommie said...

Can you please tell me if I could knit these gloves with one hank of Malabrigo?

Anonymous said...

I have a question and the other link does not work for me. I am in the process of making the glove and I don't quite understand how you get from the "Thumb stitches" to the thumb in general. I don't get why the thumb is the last digit to be made. Any help would be great.

jessica said...

I need help, Im making these beautiful gloves, thanks for the pattern, and Im stuck. At the point of making the pinkie it says 'work to within 4 sts before the end of the second needle' ooops, how many stitches (34 total at this point)should be on each needle, ie with three needles holding stiches, and one knitting, does needle one have 11, the second have 11 and the third 12?

Lisa said...

Hi Iris! I am loving the malabrigo gloves pattern, thank you so much! But I am confused. I am starting the pinky on the right glove. I dont get cast on 2 stitches from the back of the glove to the palm? So the yarn is now at the back of the gloves, so I use this to ast onto needle number one? BUt then somehow these 2 stitches get knit in the pinkie and in the next finger. I understand what a fourchette is, I just dont understand how to do this. It sleems like they would get ast onto the other side of the pinky and then knit up but then do you just knit into the side of them for the next finger?
Thanks!

Lisa
dldavy@lr.net

Stephanie said...

Hi Iris, I am stuck on the thumb. I knit the stitches on the waste yarn and then put them back onto the left needle and knit them again with the main yarn and carry on. When I went back to these sts later I ended up with up the sts not on the waste yarn being just loops. I hope that makes sense. Can you please explain to me how to do it? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm stuck on the thumb stitches part too. I am utterly confused on how to knit this part. Would you mind, if it's not too much trouble, if you could show a video of the you knitting the thumb stitches.

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marasubo said...

Hi Lisa, Jessica and Stephanie,

Did Iris ever get back to you about your questions regarding the thumb issue?

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Elinor Dashwood said...

The gloves are very pretty, but how do you keep the stockinette cuffs from rolling down towards palms? I see so many knitting instructions that have no border pattern, and I wonder how the finished article can be made to stay flat without ribbing.

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Anonymous said...

I just want to say thank you for this pattern - I rarely make any pattern more than once but I have made these several times - I am now going to try and modify it to fit my husband ... thanks so much !!!