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Mint Knit Fingerless Gloves with Cables (Long Version)

Mint Knit fingerless gloves

Life with a newborn baby is getting hectic at times and it’s fairly difficult to find time to eat, not to speak about knitting. Month after month I watch my daughter growing and exploring the world around her, and when she does it, I quickly grab my needles and try to catch up with all the projects I planned for this year. Today I want to share a pattern of the long version of fingerless knit gloves made in a mint ice color. Together with my last knit hat pattern they make a wonderful pair. Add a bit of makeup, Christmas decorations and professional camera, and I bet you get a bunch of cute pics for your Insta profile. Enjoy your time knitting and taking photo shoots 😉

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3 mm (UK 11/ US 3) for ribbing part and 4 mm (US 6/ UK 8) for main part. You can also use Circular Knitting Needles and magic loop technique to knit in the round;

<> 100% merino wool (Kartopu Merino Yün). Sky blue color: 100 grams -180 m per skein – in total a bit more than 1 ball;

Knit fingerless gloves size:

Wrist size 16-20 сm

Length – 35 cm

Gauge:   18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

yoL – yarn over left: Lay the working yarn over the right needle from back to front. In the next round knit it in a way to avoid hole.

yarn over left

yoR – yarn over right: Bring the yarn between needles and lay it over to right needle from front to back. In the next round knit it in a way to avoid hole.

yarn over right

Cable 6 Back (C6B): Slip 6 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k6 from the left hand needle, k6 from the extra needle.

Cable 6 Front (C6F): Slip 6 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k6 from the left hand needle, k6 from the extra needle.

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

Left glove

Knitting cuff of the mittens:

Using 3 mm DPN cast on 42 stitches and redistribute them between needles. Rib k1, p1 for 1.5 cm or about 5-6 rounds.

Main part of the knit fingerless gloves:

Switch to the 4 mm knitting needles.

Round 1-6: p1, k18, p1, k22.

Round 7: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k22.

Round 8-12: p1, k18, p1, k22.

Round 13: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k22.

Round 14-18: p1, k18, p1, k22.

Round 19: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k22.

Round 20-24: p1, k18, p1, k22.

Round 25: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k1, k2tog, k16, skpo, k1.

Round 26-30: p1, k18, p1, k20.

Round 31: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k20.

Rounds 32-36: p1, k18, p1, k20.

Round 37: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k20.

Rounds 38-42: p1, k18, p1, k20.

Body part of the fingerless gloves

Round 43: Repeat Round 31.

Rounds 44-48: p1, k18, p1, k20.

Round 49: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k15, yoL, k5.

Round 50: p1, k18, p1, k21.

Round 51: p1, k18, p1, k16, yoL, k5.

Round 52: p1, k18, p1, k22.

Round 53: p1, k18, p1, k17, yoL, k5.

Round 54: p1, k18, p1, k23.

Round 55: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k18, yoL, k5.

Round 56: p1, k18, p1, k24.

Round 57: p1, k18, p1, k19, yoL, k5.

Round 58: p1, k18, p1, k25.

Round 59: p1, k18, p1, k20, yoL, k5.

Round 60: p1, k18, p1, k26.

Round 61: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k21, yoL, k5.

Round 62: p1, k18, p1, k27.

Round 63: p1, k18, p1, k22, yoL, k5.

Round 64: p1, k18, p1, k28.

Round 65: p1, k18, p1, k23, yoL, k5.

Round 66: p1, k18, p1, k29.

Round 67: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k24, yoL, k5.

Round 68: p1, k18, p1, k30.

Round 69: p1, k18, p1, k25, yoL, k5.

Round 70: p1, k18, p1, k31.

Round 71: p1, k18, p1, k26, yoL, k5.

Round 72: p1, k18, p1, k32.

Round 73: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k32.

Knit gloves with cable

Round 74: p1, k18, p1, k17, place next 10 stitches on scrap yarn, k5.

Round 75: p1, k18, p1, k16, k2tog, k4.

Round 76: p1, k18, p1, k16, k2tog, k3.

Round 77: p1, k18, p1, k16, k2tog, k2.

Round 78: p1, k18, p1, k16, k2tog, k1.

gusset section of the fingerless glove

Round 79: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k18.

Round 80-84: p1, k18, p1, k18.

Round 85: p1, k6, C6B, p1, k18.

Switch to the 3 mm knitting needles.

Round 86-88: *k1, p1 – repeat till the end of the round. Bind off.

Binding off: k1, p1 pass stitch over, *k1 pass stitch over, p1 pass stitch over, repeat from * till the end of the round.

Body part of the fingerless gloves
Decrease from the palm of fingerless gloves

How to knit thump gusset of knit cable fingerless gloves:

Use 4 mm knitting needles. Put gusset stitches back on the 2 DP Needles. Knit all 10 stitches. Using one more DP needle pick up and knit at the same time 5 more stitches at the base of the thumb. Knit 5-6 rounds, at the last round make 1 decrease to have in total 14 stitches, then switch to the 3 mm knitting needles and rib k1, p1 for 3 more rounds. Bind off.

Right glove

The main idea is the same. I will only show you rounds with small distinctions.

Round 7:  p1, k6, C6B, p1, k22.

Round 13: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k22. Continue alternating C6B and C6F to get symmetrically viewed gloves.

Round 49: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k5, yoR, k15. Continue all other rounds with yoR.

Finished cable gloves
Finishes pair of fingerless gloves

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year All!

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Ready set cable mittens and hat
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12 comments
Cindy 29th December 2020 at 07:48

Can you give us a pattern for knitting the mitts flat?

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Knitting Guru 29th December 2020 at 11:08

Hi Cindy. Sorry I do not plan to do this pattern flat as I like more knitting in the round. I am planning only to knit flat a cable hat

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Holli Finn 10th December 2021 at 10:06

I made this mitten and when I got to the thumb part I found it impossible to get it done. I had to rip out the whole thing. I am so disappointed. They are beautiful. I tried to do them on 9 inch circular needles. I have never knit on double pointed needles.

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Knitting Guru 10th December 2021 at 11:11

I will do video so you can check the video later

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Holli finn 20th December 2021 at 17:27

I finally worked it on double
Pointed needles but how can the right mitten be basically the same as left. The thumb needs to be on the other side. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Knitting Guru 26th December 2021 at 22:33

Please check if everything if it is clear what i wrote down

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Holli 21st December 2021 at 06:48

Hi, I made these mittens. I am on the right one and you didn’t switch the pattern for the thumb to be on other side. I am not sure what to do. I have reached the rows where you yor but you cannot knit without the hole the following row if you yarn over one way. Please help as I am halfway done with the second one.

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Holli Finn 22nd December 2021 at 08:48

I submitted a question and now I don’t see it there.

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Holli Finn 26th December 2021 at 12:42

I left a comment days ago about reversing for the right mitten but I dont see it posted anymore.

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Knitting Guru 26th December 2021 at 17:41

Hi. I will check the description, I do not know what is unclear. I said that I will make a video as well but a bit later. thank you

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Holli Finn 26th December 2021 at 18:46

You didn’t reverse the pattern for the right hand.

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Knitting Guru 26th December 2021 at 22:32

Hi again. You are going to knitting the thumb gusset in Round 49 that will look like this Round 49: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k5, yoR, k15. Round 50: p1, k18, p1, k21. Round 51: p1, C6F, k6, p1, k5, yoR, k16. Round 52: p1, k18, p1, k22. And so on. For the left hand you were doing yoL but for the right hat yoR. Let me know if it works

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