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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Boys Gloves for 5-10 year olds

Here is the pattern for the gloves I made for Alex.

Knitted gloves for Boys 5-10


1 skein of Super Saver yarn, any color or any 4 play yarn/worsted weight yarn
1 set of size 6 double point needles at least 4, if you have them 6.
1 yarn needle
1 stitch holder
stitch marker

gauge 6 rows= 1 inch
5 stitches = 1 inch

Please check your gauge and use the needles that work Very important as the gloves will not fit if not followed.


Cast on 24 stitches loosely, the long-tail cast-on works best, and distribute between 3 needles. Join, Mark beginning of row with stitch marker and K2 P2 rib for 2.5 inches (15 rows approx.)

Start Palm

Row 1 : Knit in front and back of stitch, K3, knit in front and back of stitch, finish knitting round. (26 stitches)
Row 2 and 3 Knit around

Repeat 4 more times then repeat row 1, you should have 34 stitches.

Slide 10 stitches to a piece of waste yarn, cast on 4 stitches, move start of row marker. ( 28 stitches)

Knit 4 rows around.

Pinky Finger

On start of next row, knit 10 stitches and slip those knit stitches to a stitch holder to make it easier to knit. Take next 8 stitches and place on 3 needles thus, 3 stitches, 3 stitches, 2 stitches. Leave the rest of the stitches on the needle or place on a 2nd holder, your choice. (10 stitches left)

Knit stitches around and cast on 2 stitches to the end of the row, ending with 10 stitches for Pinky. Join round Place marker for beginning of row and knit 12 more rounds (13 total with starting round) and then cut yarn leaving about 4 inches of tail. Taking that tail, thread yarn needles and starting with beginning of round, take off marker and thread the tail through each stitch on the needles. Pull yarn through, closing up the finger top. Sew Top around, then thread yarn into finger and weave in end. (You can weave in ends when you are done with all the fingers.)

Join yarn on the stitches on the palm side of the glove. This means if you look at the glove with the pinky done, the pinky would be on the right side when you start the row. Pick up 2 stitches on the bottom of the ring finger and then knit 2 rounds.

Ring Finger

With Pinky finger on the right, take 4 stitches from the beginning of the row and 4 stitches from the end of the row and place onto 3 needles as such 3/2/3. Place remaining 14 stitches on holder. Knit 4 stitches, knit in the front and back of next stitch, round will join on next stitch, knit 4 stitches.(9 stitches) Knit 12 rounds and then finish off as with pinky finger. (round starts on the in-between of the Ring and pinky finger.)

Middle Finger

With Pinky/ring finger on left facing you, take 3 stitches from stitch holder closest to the ring finger (3 left on that holder, and 4 stitches from the needle holding the other stitches (3 left on that one). Place stitches on 3 needles as such, 3/1/3 and just as with the ring finger, knit 3, pick up 2 stitches on the ring finger, then knit 4, join round. Knit 12 more rounds and close off as with others fingers.

Pointer Finger

As with other, take remaining stitches, place on 3 needles 3/1/3 and again knit 3,pick up 2 stitches on the Middle finger, knit 4, join round. Knit 12 more rounds and finish off as previous.


Take 10 stitches and place on needles as such 3/3/4. Knit as such, knit 3, pick up 3 stitches from palm and then knit 3, knit final 3 having 13 stitches. Then knit 2, K2 together, knit 2 knit 2 together, then knit 3. Knit 11 rounds and finish off as before.


Turn glove inside out. There might be some holes at the base of the fingers, just take the yarn you started each finger with, weave between stitches to close the gaps and weave in the ends. Weave in the ends of all the fingers and tips and the start. Block if needed and enjoy!!

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