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Home : Patterns : Sparrow Fingerless Gloves

Free Knitting Pattern: Sparrow Fingerless Gloves

Lion Brand® Sock-EaseTM
Pattern #: 90590AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 7 1/2 in. (19 cm), Gloves will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Length 17 in. (43 cm)


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These bright and lacy fingerless gloves are the perfect accessory for cool spring days.
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*Sock-EaseTM (Article #240). 75% Wool, 25% Nylon; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (438yds/400m) pull skeins

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Double-pointed knitting needles size 2 (2.75 mm), set of 4 or 5

Sparrow Fingerless Gloves

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32 sts + 40 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. 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


kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

K2, p2 Rib
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.

GLOVE (make 2)

Cast on 60 sts. Divide sts evenly on to 3 double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg.
Note: if desired, you can place markers on Rnd 2 to help keep track of the lace pattern. Place a marker between each group of 10 sts. As you work each rnd, you will only need to count your sts between the markers to confirm that you have the correct st count.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2 (Lace): *K2, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k2; rep from * around. If you placed markers on this rnd between each rep, you will have 6 groups of 10 sts each. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a Rnd 1.
Dec Rnd 1: *K2, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k3tog, k1; rep from * around – 54 sts at the end of this rnd – 6 groups of 9 sts each.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Lace) Rnd: *K2, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k1: rep from * around.
Rep last 2 rnds until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a knit rnd.
Dec Rnd 2: *K1, sk2p, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * around – 48 sts at the end of this rnd – 6 groups of 8 sts each.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Lace) Rnd: *K1, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * around.
Rep last 2 rnds until piece measures 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg, end with a Lace rnd.

Inc Rnd:
*K2, kfb, k2, kfb, k2; rep from * around – 60 sts at the end of this rnd. If you have markers between each of lace pattern reps, remove these markers. Do not remove the beg of rnd marker.
Next Rnd: K29, place marker (pm) for gusset, k2, pm for gusset, k29.
Note: Gussetmarkers are in addition to beg of rnd marker.
Thumb Gusset
Inc Rnd:
Knit to first gusset marker, slip marker (sm), M1, k to next gusset marker, M1, sm, k to end – 62 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next 2 Rnds: Knit.
Rep last 3 rnds 9 more times – 80 sts when all incs have been completed.
Next Rnd: K to first marker, place next 22 sts on a holder for thumb, remove gusset markers, cast on 2 sts over thumb opening, k to end of rnd – 60 sts (for hand) at the end of this rnd. Working over 60 hand sts only, work in Stockinette st (k every rnd) until piece measures 16 1/4 in (41.5 cm) from beg.
Top Edge
Next Rnd:
*K2, p2; rep from * around. Work in K2, p2 Rib for 3/4 in. (2 cm). Bind off.

Place thumb sts back onto double pointed needles, pick up and k 2 sts in cast on edge above thumb opening. Place marker for beg of rnd and join – 24 sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib for 3/4 in. (2 cm). Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sm = slip marker st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Sparrow Fingerless Gloves Reviewed by Jessica D French on 2014-11-02 ****
Great pattern. I shortened mine a good bit though. The model must have super long arms. I also carried the lace work cuff to cuff with solid gussets. They came out really nice. My yarn is also a bit chunkier. They worked up in just a few days. I'm really happy with them.

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