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Fingerless Gloves
Lion Brand® Sock-EaseTM
Pattern Number: L0704 These fingerless gloves leave your fingers free for typing, writing, and best of all, yarn crafting! They are beautifully detailed and work up in just one skein of Sock-Ease.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
Women's Medium Finished Wrist Circumference About 7 in. (18 cm) Finished Hand Circumference About 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) Note: Gloves are meant to be very close fitting, but will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

240-174 Sock-Ease Yarn: Green Apple

Olive green


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Additional Materials
Double pointed needles size 2 (2.75 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
32 sts + 44 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in rev St st worked in rnds (purl every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.
Purl this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
1/1 LC (1 over 1 left cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, k1 tbl, then k1 tbl from cable needle.
1/1 LPC (1 over 1 left purl cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, p1, then k1 tbl from cable needle.
1/1 RPC (1 over 1 right purl cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k1 tbl, then p1 from cable needle.
1/2 LC (1 over 2 left cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, (k1 tbl) twice, then k1 tbl from cable needle.



PATTERN STITCHES
Small Cable pattern (multiple of 6 sts)
Note: All k sts are worked through the back loop (tbl) in the Small Cable pattern.
Rnds 1-3: *P2, k1 tbl; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *P2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rnd 6: P3, *1/1 LC, p4; rep from * around to last 3 sts, 1/1 LC, p1.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 8: *P2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC; rep from * around.
Rnds 9-11: Rep Rnd 5.
Rep Rnds 4-11 for Small Cable pattern.



Ribbed Cable pattern (over 9 sts)
Note: All k sts are worked through the back loop (tbl) in the Ribbed Cable pattern.
Rnds 1-3: (P2, k1 tbl) 3 times.
Rnd 4: P2, 1/1 LPC, p1, k1 tbl, p1, 1/1 RPC.
Rnd 5: K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rnd 6: P3, 1/1 LPC, k1 tbl, 1/1 RPC, p1.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 8: P4, 1/2 LC, p2.
Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 10: P3, 1/1 RPC, k1 tbl, 1/1 LPC, p1.
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 12: P2, 1/1 RPC, p1, k1 tbl, p1, 1/1 LPC.
Rep Rnds 1-12 for Ribbed Cable pattern.



K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1. Gloves are worked in the round, beginning at ribbed wrist edge.
2. Rnds 1-64 of Gloves can be worked from written instructions or by following charts.

If working from charts, for both Gloves, follow Rnds 1-44 of chart, then follow Rnds 45-64 of specific Left Glove or Right Glove.
3. Follow Charts from right to left on every rnd.
4. Sts are increased to make the thumb gusset - a gusset creates the additional space needed for your finger.
5. All knit sts in the Small Cable pattern and the Ribbed Cable pattern are knit through the back loop (tbl).


INSTRUCTIONS



LEFT GLOVE
Cast on 57 sts.
Divide sts onto 4 double pointed needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1 (Set-Up): Work Rnd 1 of Small Cable pattern over first 6 sts, Rnd 1 of Ribbed Cable pattern over next 9 sts, and Rnd 1 of Small Cable pattern over rem 42 sts.
Rnd 2: *Work Rnd 2 of Small Cable pattern over next 6 sts, Rnd 2 of Ribbed Cable pattern over next 9 sts, and Rnd 2 of Small Cable pattern over rem 42 sts.
Continue in patterns as established until 3 rep of Small Cable pattern have been completed, end with a Rnd 11 of Small Cable pattern.

Notes: End with a Rnd 11 of Small Cable pattern means that the last rnd you work should be a Rnd 11.

A total of 27 rnds of Small Cable pattern will have been worked.

The last rnd of Ribbed Cable pattern worked should have been a Rnd 3.
Rnd 28: P6, work Rnd 4 of Ribbed Cable pattern over next 9 sts, p42.
Continue in patterns as established for 15 more rnds, end with Rnd 7 of Ribbed Cable pattern.



Shaping for Thumb
Rnd 44: P6, work Rnd 8 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to last 6 sts, place marker (pm), p2, pm, p4.
Rnd 45 (Inc): P6, work Rnd 9 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to first marker, slip marker (sm), M1, p2, M1, sm, p4 - 59 sts at the end of this rnd.

Note: Thumb gusset increases are worked on the 4th needle.
Note: In the following rnds, slip markers as you come to them.
Rnd 46: P6, work Rnd 10 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 47 (Inc): P6, work Rnd 11 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to first marker, sm, M1, p4, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 61 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 48: K tbl the knit sts, and p the purl sts to end of rnd.
Rnd 49 (Inc): P8, 1/1 RPC, p1, k1 tbl, p1, 1/1 LPC, p to first marker, sm, M1, p6, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 63 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 50: Rep Rnd 48.
Rnd 51 (Inc): K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts to first marker, sm, M1, p8, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 65 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 52: P7, 1/1 RPC, p2, k1 tbl, p2, 1/1 LPC, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 53 (Inc): K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts to first marker, sm, M1, p10, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 67 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 54: Rep Rnd 48.
Rnd 55 (Inc): P6, 1/1 RPC, p3, k1 tbl, p3, 1/1 LPC, p to first marker, sm, M1, p12, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 69 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 56: Rep Rnd 48.
Rnd 57 (Inc): K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts to first marker, sm, M1, p14, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 71 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 58: P5, 1/1 RPC, p4, k1 tbl, p4, 1/1 LPC, p to end of rnd.
Rnds 59 and 60: Rep Rnd 48 twice.
Rnd 61: P4, 1/1 RPC, p5, k1 tbl, p5, 1/1 LPC, p to end of rnd.
Rnds 62-64: Rep Rnd 48 three times.



Divide for Thumb
Rnd 65: P11, k1 tbl, p to first marker, remove marker, slip next 16 sts to st holder for thumb, remove marker, cast on 6 sts, p to end of rnd - 61 sts rem on needles at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 66 and 67: P11, k1 tbl, p to end of rnd.
Rnds 68-73: Purl.



Notes:
1. When working fingers, distribute sts over dpns.
2. As you work each Glove, sts for fingers are placed on st holders; then each finger is worked individually with held sts and additional picked up sts.
3. Instructions will create fingers that are about 1/2 in.

(1.3 cm) long.

For longer fingers, work additional purl rnds on each finger.



Divide for Little Finger
Rnd 74: P20, sl next 14 sts to a holder for little finger, cast on 5 sts, p to end of rnd - 52 sts rem on needles at the end of this rnd.

You will continue on these 52 sts only for 4 more rnds to create additional length in the hand portion of the Glove, before dividing for remaining fingers.
Rnds 75-78: Purl.



Ring Finger
Next Rnd: P13 and sl these sts to a holder, p19, sl next 20 sts to a holder, cast on 5 sts - 24 sts rem on needles for ring finger.

Work in rnds over 24 ring finger sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



Middle Finger
Sl 7 sts before ring finger from holder onto one dpn, sl next 7 sts following ring finger from holder onto another dpn.

Rejoin yarn at beg of first dpn, p7, pick up 5 sts across cast-on edge of ring finger, p7, cast on 5 sts - 24 sts on needles for middle finger.

Work in rnds over 24 middle finger sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



Index Finger
Sl rem 19 sts before middle finger from holder onto dpns.

Rejoin yarn, p19, pick up 5 sts across cast-on edge of middle finger - 24 sts on needles for index finger.

Work in rnds over 24 index finger sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



Little Finger
Sl 14 little finger sts from holder to dpns.

Rejoin yarn, p14, pick up 4 sts across cast-on edge of ring finger - 18 sts on needles for little finger.

Work in rnds over 18 little finger sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



Thumb
Sl 16 thumb sts from holder to dpns.

Rejoin yarn, p16, pick up 1 st at side of thumb, pick up 6 sts across cast-on edge, and pick up 1 st at other side of thumb - 24 sts on needles for thumb.

Work in rnds over 24 thumb sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



RIGHT GLOVE
Work same as Left Glove until you reach the Shaping for Thumb section.



Shaping for Right Thumb
Rnd 44: P6, work Rnd 8 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p12, pm, p2, pm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 45 (Inc): P6, work Rnd 9 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to first marker, sm, M1, p2, M1, sm, p to end of rnd - 59 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 46: P6, work Rnd 10 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 47 (Inc): P6, work Rnd 11 of Ribbed Cable pattern, p to first marker, sm, M1, p4, M1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 48: K tbl the knit sts, and p the purl sts to end of rnd.
Rnd 49 (Inc): P8, 1/1 RPC, p1, k1 tbl, p1, 1/1 LPC, p to first marker, sm, M1, p6, M1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 50: Rep Rnd 48.
Rnd 51 (Inc): K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts to first marker, sm, M1, p8, M1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 52: P7, 1/1 RPC, p2, k1 tbl, p2, 1/1 LPC, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 53 (Inc): K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts to first marker, sm, M1, p10, M1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 54: Rep Rnd 48.
Rnd 55 (Inc): P6, 1/1 RPC, p3, k1 tbl, p3, 1/1 LPC, p to first marker, sm, M1, p12, M1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 56: Rep Rnd 48.
Rnd 57 (Inc): K tbl the knit sts and p the purl sts to the first marker, sm, M1, p14, M1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 58: P5, 1/1 RPC, p4, k1 tbl, p4, 1/1 LPC, p to end of rnd.
Rnds 59 and 60: Rep Rnd 48 twice.
Rnd 61: P4, 1/1 RPC, p5, k1 tbl, p5, 1/1 LPC, p to end of rnd.
Rnds 62-64: Rep Rnd 48 three times.



Divide for Thumb
Rnd 65: P11, k1 tbl, p to first marker, remove marker, slip next 16 sts to st holder for thumb, remove marker, cast on 6 sts, p to end of rnd - 61 sts rem on needles at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 66 and 67: P11, k1 tbl, p to end of rnd.
Rnds 68-73: Purl.



Notes:
1. When working fingers, distribute sts over dpns.
2. Instructions will create fingers that are about 1/2 in.

(1.3 cm) long.

For longer fingers, work additional purl rnds on each finger.



Divide for Little Finger
Rnd 74: P50, sl rem 11 sts to holder for little finger, remove beg of rnd marker, sl next 3 sts to same holder for little finger, cast on 5 sts, pm for new beg of rnd - 52 sts rem on needles at the end of this rnd.

You will continue on these 52 sts only for 4 more rnds to create additional length in the hand portion of the Glove, before dividing for remaining fingers.
Rnds 75-78: Purl.



Index Finger
Next Rnd: P14 and sl these sts to a holder, p19, sl rem sts to holder, cast on 5 sts - 24 sts rem on needles for index finger.

Work in rnds over 24 index finger sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



Middle Finger
Sl 7 sts before index finger from holder onto 1 dpn, sl next 7 sts following index finger from holder onto 2nd dpn.

Rejoin yarn at beg of first dpn, p7, pick up 5 sts across cast-on edge of index finger, p7, cast on 5 sts to complete middle finger - 24 sts on needles for middle finger.

Work in rnds over 24 middle finger sts only.
Next 4 Rnds: Purl.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off loosely in rib.



Ring Finger
Work same as Index Finger of Left Glove.



Little Finger
Work same as Little Finger of Left Glove.



Thumb
Work same as Thumb of Left Glove.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
lp(s) = loop(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop


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