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How to Knit Fingerless Gloves

Watch more How to Knit videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Forget knitting a whole pair of gloves -- just make fingerless ones! Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Tie slipknot & cast Tie a slipknot, leaving an 8-inch tail of yarn after it, and cast on 24 stitches. Step 2: Knit 15 rows Knit 15 rows of two-by-two rib stitch -- knitting two stitches, purling two stitches, etc. Tip Using a row counter makes it easier to keep track of how many rows you've finished. Step 3: Knit 12 rows Knit 12 rows in stockinette stitch -- alternating between a knit row, then a purl row, etc. You should be ending on a purl row. Step 4: Knit 4 rows Knit 4 rows in rib stitch again. Step 5: Cast off & tie Cast off and cut the yarn, again leaving an 8-inch tail. Tie a knot in the tail. Tip To keep the wrist opening stretchy enough to get your hand through, be sure to cast off in rib stitch. Step 6: Fold in half Fold the piece in half so that the knitted side—the side covered in little V's—is on the inside and the edges are lined up. Step 7: Sew top edges Starting at the top, finger-end of the glove (where there are 4 rows of rib stitching), use a yarn needle and the knotted tail of yarn to sew about 2 inches of the edges together. Cut off the yarn, leaving a shorter tail of about 2 inches—but don't knot it. Step 8: Sew bottom edges Starting at the bottom, wrist-end of the glove (where there are 15 rows of rib stitching), use the yarn needle and the other knotted tail of yarn to sew about 3 inches of the edges together. You should be left with a hole—for the thumb opening—in the middle your sewn edge. Step 9: Try on glove Put your hand in the glove with your thumb sticking out of the hole. If it needs to be bigger, take out a stitch or two until it fits. If it needs to be smaller, make another stitch or two. Now finish off the two sewn ends—knot the yarn, cut off the excess, and weave in your loose ends. Step 10: Repeat process Turn the glove inside out and—tah-dah!—you've just finished half your pair. Repeat the entire process for a second glove, or just rock one for that vintage '80s look. Did You Know? Although Madonna "single-handedly" re-popularized them in the early 1980s, lace fingerless gloves were originally a fashion trend in the early 1860s.
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