Learn to Knit + Free Pattern Fingerless Gloves

Always wanted to learn to knit but thought it would lake too much time and money? Well have I got a deal for you!

I will teach you to knit, step by step, for free!

How will I do that you ask? Being an experienced knitter and teacher of knitting, I can guide you through the learning process all in the comfort of your home. All you will need is to sit in front of your computer and tune into my Youtube channel.

I have even included a perfect pattern for you to start with, and once again its free!

Saddly, you will need to go out and buy yarn, knitting needles, a darning needle, scissors and ruler if you do not already have those. I have suggested some in the pattern, but feel free to use whatever you have and adjust the pattern accordingly.

Beginner’s Fingerless Gloves

Materials:
ball of worsted weight yarn in any color
US size 9 needles
scissors
darning needle
measuring tape or ruler

Notes:
the size will be about 4-5 stitches to the inch, so if you want bigger or smaller gloves, add or subtract from the pattern. You will only be learning to cast on, knit, then cast off with this pattern, but I will teach purling in future patterns.

Pattern:
Cast on 30 stitches as shown in video
knit across every row from beginning to end as shown in video
cast off when length measures 5-6 inches, depending on the size of your hands, as shown in video

be sure to leave a long tail to sew sides together.
fold “fabric” in half and sew one end to the other for 4 inches
weave yarn in on one side for one inch, then continue to sew sides together for last inch.
weave in end.

repeat this for the second glove, good practice and makes a cute set!

check out the first video today: Cast On

Tomorrow, and the next few days, come back to see the rest of the series!

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  1. Terri’s avatar

    Hi and how did you get that nice scallop on either end of your gloves? My straight knitted things do not have that scallop look.
    Hugs!

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    1. jello84’s avatar

      it is knit garter stitch (that means knit every row) lengthwise. I also like to slip the first stitch of every row, a habit from picking up stitches from a lot of edges.

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    2. Julie Fitch’s avatar

      Hi,

      I would love to learn how to knit, but can I really do this over the internet? I hope so….I’ve been so excited to learn how. So I guess I will try your tutorial.

      Thanks so much,

      Julie

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    3. Patricia Pietrowicz’s avatar

      Can these mitts be done on DPN’s. I am not very good at seaming they always seem to fall apart on me so I prefer to use DPN’s. Another question is will these mitts fit a girl 12 years old.

      Thank you
      Patty

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    4. Tracey Rediker (@TraceyKnits)’s avatar

      of course you can knit mitts on DPN’s, but these are knit lengthwise (from palm to wrist) so it would be impossible to translate.

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    5. Emily’s avatar

      This is exactly what I was looking for! I’m just learning to knit, and I think cast on, knit, and cast off is about all I can handle for starters. I’ve looked at several patterns and this one is the only one that I was able to understand – thumb hole and all. I going to give this a try this weekend. I think you are right about starting with a pattern like this rather than a scarf. If my first pair goes well, I want to try a pair for my grandma! She has been sending me scarves in the mail, and I bet she would be thrilled to get a finished project from her grandaughter! Thanks for the easy and cute pattern.

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