Men's & Women's Cable Gloves Pattern

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Instructions are for men’s gloves, changes for women’s gloves are in parentheses.

MATERIALS: Men’s Gloves--Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Twin-Pak Knitting Worsted; or Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Twin-Pak Win-Knit, 4 ozs.
Women’s Gloves
--Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Win-Sport, 2 ozs.

“Boye” Sock Needles, 1 set Size 3.
“Boye” Crochet Hook, Size D (1).

GAUGE: Knitting Worsted--13 sts = 2 inches
Win-Sport--15 sts = 2 inches

RIGHT GLOVE--Cuff--Cast on 48 sts; place 16 sts on each of 3 needles, join. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 3 ins. Mark end of round. Slip 2 sts from 2nd needle to first needle.

Hand--Round 1--K 4, p 1, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k 4, p 1--20 sts on first needle; k 6, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb gore, k 6--16 sts on 2nd needle; k 16 sts of 3rd needle; 52 sts.

Round 2--* K 4, p 1; repeat from * 3 times, k to end of round.

Round 3--* K 4, p 1; repeat from * 3 times; k 6, inc. 1 st in next st, k 2, inc. 1 st in next st for thumb gore, k 6--18 sts on 2nd needle; k 16; 54 sts. Work 2 rounds same as round 2.

Round 6--Cable twist--K 4, p 1, * slip next 2 sts to crochet hook, hold in back of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from hook, p 1; repeat from * twice; k 6, inc. 1 st in next st, k 4, inc. 1 st in next st; k to end; 56 sts. Continue pat. repeating cable twist every 6th round, increasing 1 st each side of thumb gore every 3rd round 5 times more, having 2 sts more between incs. after each successive inc. round; 30 sts on 2nd needle; 66 sts in round. Work 1 round even.

Next round--Work 27 sts; slip next 17 sts to thread for thumb--sts between thumb increases; cast on 5 sts, k to end of round; 54 sts. Work even until 5 (4) ins. above cuff, end with cable twist round.

Work to within 9 sts of end of round, slip next 14 sts to thread for 4th finger, cast on 2 sts; 42 sts; mark end of round. Place 14 sts on each of 3 needles. Work 4 rounds. Discontinue cable pat.

First Finger--K 14, slip to thread; k next 14 sts for first finger; slip remaining 14 sts to thread; cast on 4 sts. Divide these 18 sts on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 ¾ (2 ½) ins. or about ½ in. less than desired length.

† Dec. round--* K 2 tog., k 1; repeat from * 5 times; 12 sts. K 1 round. K 2 tog. 6 times. Break yarn; draw end through remaining 6 sts. Fasten end securely.†

Second Finger--Slip 6 sts of palm and 7 sts of back of hand to 2 needles. Pick up and k 4 sts on cast-on sts of first finger; k sts of next needle, cast on 3 sts; 20 sts. Divide on 3 needles, join. K around for 3 (2 ¾) ins. or ½ in. less than desired length.

Dec. round--K 2 tog., k 8, k 2 tog., k 8; 18 sts. Repeat between †’s of first finger.

Third Finger--Slip remaining 15 sts to needles, pick up and k 3 sts on 3 cast-on sts; 18 sts. Divide on 3 needles. Work same as first finger.

Fourth Finger--Slip 14 sts from thread to needles, pick up and k 2 sts on 2 cast-on sts; 16 sts. Divide on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 (1 ¾) ins.

Dec. round--* K 2 tog., k 2; repeat from * 3 times; 12 sts. Finish as for first finger.

Thumb--Slip 17 sts from thread to needles, pick up and k 5 sts on 5 cast-on sts; 22 sts. Divide on 3 needles. * K 2 rounds. On next round, dec. 1 st at center of 5 cast-on sts. Repeat from * once; 20 sts. K around until 2 ¼ (2) ins. from cast-on sts or ½ ins. less than desired length. Finish same as 2nd finger.

LEFT GLOVE--Work cuff same as right cuff for 3 ins.

Hand--Round 1--K 14, slip next 2 sts to 2nd needle; k 9, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb, k 3; slip next 4 sts to 3rd needle; k 4, p 1, * k 3, inc. 1 st in next st; repeat from * once, k 4, p 1; slip remaining 2 sts to first needle; mark end of round; 52 sts; 16 sts of palm on first needle; 16 sts on 2nd; 20 sts of back of hand on 3rd needle.

Round 2--K 36, p 1, * k 4, p 1; repeat from * twice.

Round 3--K 16 of first needle, k 9; inc. 1 st in next st, k 2, inc. 1 st in next st for thumb gore; k 3; * k 4, p 1; repeat from * 3 times; 54 sts. Work to correspond to right glove until thumb incs. are completed; 66 sts. Work 1 round even.

Next round--K 26, slip next 17 sts to thread for thumb, cast on 5 sts, finish round; 54 sts. Work even until 5 (4) ins. above cuff, end with cable twist round.

Work to within 1 st of end of round, slip next 14 sts to a thread for 4th finger, mark end of round. Cast on 2 sts, work 4 rounds on 42 sts. This completes cable pat. Finish to correspond to right glove. Steam.


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