Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lizard People Fingerless Gloves

Lizard People Fingerless Gloves

My husband had just one job with this project: to convince me not to call these mitts the "Lizard People Fingerless Gloves." Obviously, he failed. Luckily, it doesn't matter what I name them, since these fingerless gloves will remain beautifully textured and fun to make either way. So break out your favorite sport weight yarn and get started on a pair of fantastic gloves for all of your lizard friends!

Sizes: small (medium; large) (the small will fit a hand roughly 7 1/2" - 8" in circumference at the base of the thumb, the medium up to 8 3/4", and the large goes up to about 9.5")

Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams); #8910 Citron - one skein

A closer look at the pattern.
It's lizard-y, no?
Needles: One set of double pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5, one set of dpns in size US 6

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches

So let's make some mitts! Using your size 5 needles, cast on 40 (44; 48) stitches loosely and then divide among three double-pointed needles as follows: 12 stitches, 16 stitches, 12 stitches (14 stitches, 16 stitches, 14 stitches; 16 stitches, 16 stitches, 16 stitches). Then we'll work a ribbing row as follows:

Ribbing Row: * k1, p2, k1; rep from *

Knit this ribbing row 6 times (all sizes). Transfer work to your size 6 needles. Then, we'll begin to incorporate a pattern stripe. All sizes can follow the same directions, below:

Row 1: knit

Row 2: knit across first needle, k4, p8, k4, knit across third needle

Row 3: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Row 4: knit across first needle, k5, p6, k5, knit across third needle

Row 5: knit across first needle, k2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, knit across third needle

Row 6: knit across first needle, k6, p4, k6, knit across third needle

Row 7: knit across first needle, k3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, knit across third needle

Row 8: knit across first needle, k7, p2, k7, knit across third needle

Row 9: knit across first needle, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, knit across third needle

Row 10: knit

Knit rows 1 - 10 twice (knit rows 1 - 10 twice and then rows 1 - 6 again; knit rows 1 - 10 three times and then knit rows 1 - 2 again). Then we'll begin gusseting in our thumb. Because of the pain-in-the-buttness of trying to find an elegant way to write all of these gussets at once, I'm going to go ahead and write them out separately instead. So, depending on which size mitt you're knitting, find the row directions for your size below and work them as given:

Size Small:
 
Gusset Row 1: knit

Gusset Row 2: m1r, knit across first needle, k4, p8, k4, knit across third needle (41 stitches)

Gusset Row 3: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 4: knit until you have 12 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k5, p6, k5, knit across third needle, m1l (43 stitches)

Gusset Row 5: knit across first needle, k2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 6: knit until you have 12 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k6, p4, k6, k12 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (45 stitches)

Gusset Row 7: knit across first needle, k3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 8: knit until you have 12 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k7, p2, k7, k12 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (47 stitches)

Gusset Row 9: knit across first needle, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 10: knit until you have 12 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, knit across second needle,
k12 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (49 stitches)

Gusset Row 11: knit

Gusset Row 12: knit until you have 12 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k4, p8, k4, k12 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (51 stitches)

Gusset Row 13: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 14: knit until you have 12 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k5, p6, k5, k12 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (53 stitches)

Gusset Rows 15 & 16: same as gusset rows 5 & 6 (55 stitches)

Size Medium:

Gusset Row 1: knit across first needle, k3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 2: m1r, knit across first needle, k7, p2, k7, knit across third needle (45 stitches)

Gusset Row 3: knit across first needle, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 4: knit until you have 14 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, knit across second needle,
k14 from third needle, m1l (47 stitches)

Gusset Row 5: knit

Gusset Row 6: knit until you have 14 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k4, p8, k4, k14 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (49 stitches)

Gusset Row 7: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 8: knit until you have 14 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k5, p6, k5, k14 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (51 stitches)

Gusset Row 9: knit across first needle, k2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 10: knit until you have 14 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k6, p4, k6, k14 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (53 stitches)

Gusset Row 11: knit across first needle, k3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 12:  knit until you have 14 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, k7, p2, k7, k14 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (55 stitches)

Gusset Row 13: knit across first needle, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 14: knit until you have 14 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of stitches on first needle, knit across second needle, k14 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (57 stitches)

Gusset Rows 15 & 16: same as gusset rows 5 & 6 (59 stitches)

Gusset Rows 17 & 18: same as gusset rows 7 & 8 (61 stitches)

Size Large:

Gusset Row 1: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 2: m1r, knit across first needle, k5, p6, k5, knit across third needle (49 stitches)

Gusset Row 3: knit across first needle, k2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 4: knit until you have 16 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of first needle, k6, p4, k6, knit across third needle, m1l (51 stitches)

Gusset Row 5: knit across first needle, k3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 6: knit until you have 16 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of first needle, k7, p2, k7, k16 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (53 stitches)

Gusset Row 7: knit across first needle, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 8: knit until you have 16 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of first needle, knit across second needle, k16 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (55 stitches)

Gusset Row 9: knit

Gusset Row 10: knit until you have 16 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of first needle, k4, p8, k4, k16 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (57 stitches)

Gusset Row 11: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 12: knit until you have 16 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of first needle, k5, p6, k5, k16 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (59 stitches)

Gusset Row 13: knit across first needle, k2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, knit across third needle

Gusset Row 14: knit until you have 16 stitches left on first needle, m1r, knit across remainder of first needle, k6, p4, k6, k16 from third needle, m1l, knit until end of round (61 stitches)

Gusset Rows 15 & 16: same as gusset rows 5 & 6 (63 stitches)

Gusset Rows 17 & 18: same as gusset rows 7 & 8 (65 stitches)

Gusset Rows 19 & 20: same as gusset rows 9 & 10 (67 stitches)

All sizes: knit the gusset rows for your desired size. Knit across first 8 (9; 10) stitches from first needle, and then transfer these 8 (9; 10) stitches and the final 7 (8; 9) stitches from your third needle to a scrap of yarn to save later, for thumb. We'll resume our main pattern, as given below, rejoining work in the round when you reach the thumb break. However, since each size is now at a different point in the pattern, you'll be resuming at a different pattern row. For that reason, begin at Row 7 if you're making size small, begin at Row 5 if you're making size medium, and begin at Row 3 if you're making size large.

Row 1: knit

Row 2: knit across first needle, k4, p8, k4, knit across third needle

Row 3: knit across first needle, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, knit across third needle

Row 4: knit across first needle, k5, p6, k5, knit across third needle

Row 5: knit across first needle, k2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, knit across third needle

Row 6: knit across first needle, k6, p4, k6, knit across third needle

Row 7: knit across first needle, k3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, knit across third needle

Row 8: knit across first needle, k7, p2, k7, knit across third needle

Row 9: knit across first needle, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, knit across third needle

Row 10: knit

Knit rows 7 - 10 & 1 - 10 again (rows 5 - 10 & 1 - 10 again; rows 3 - 10 & 1 - 10 again). Transfer work to your size 5 needles, and then we'll go to our ribbing, as follows:

Ribbing Row: * k1, p2, k1 *

Knit this ribbing row 4 times (all sizes). Bind off loosely in pattern. Now, transfer your withheld thumb stitches to your size 6 dpns, being careful not to place a break in the needles at the thumb break. Knit 4 (5; 5) rows around, picking up one extra stitch at the thumb break when you reach it. Transfer thumb stitches to size 5 needles, and knit 2 rows in a * k1, p1 * ribbing (all sizes). Bind off loosely, tuck in ends, and join the lizard people in style.








13 comments:

  1. OOOh, can't wait, too bad I don't think I can get them done by Halloween BAAAWAAAH

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    1. Glad you like them! :) And I think Lizard Person would be an excellent costume; maybe next year!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, that have that certain lizard-y je ne sais quoi. I thought they turned out well! :)

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  3. Love the way these turned out for me. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn, which is a size 4 yarn, and size 3 needles. I cast on 46 stitches and used the Medium size instructions. Turned out perfectly. If you are using 3 double point needles you simply divide 15 - 16 - 15.

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    1. Wonderful to hear! I'm glad you're happy with your mitts!!! :)

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  4. So left and right mitts are interchangeable, right? I'm new to the mitts thing and I've made a lot of right handed mitts by mistake LOL.

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    1. Ha! Yes, in this pattern they are interchangeable. I have a few where they are not, but I'm a lazy person so I prefer the interchangeable design (which you can also tell because the pattern runs symmetrically along the side of the mitt rather than on the back of the hand). :)

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  5. Will Magic Loop work for these?

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    1. Absolutely! Just place markers where I call for needle breaks to follow the pattern. :)

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    2. I know I'm making this too hard, but I love this pattern and want to make them, so I hope to understand before I start. The pattern talks about the first and third needle so when do you knit the second needle since it says to use three DPN's.

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    3. No matter which size you're making, there are 16 stitches on the second needle, and those are the 16 pattern stitches (the instructions for these are just between the instructions for the first and second needle). As long as you divide your stitches evenly you can work the pattern nicely on the Magic Loop - so you'll have your "first needle" stitches on the first half (12, 14, or 16 stitches depending on which size you're making), then you'll have a marker, then you'll have 8 of the second needle/pattern stitches. Then you'll have the same thing on the second half of your loop - 8 stitches, marker, and then your 12/14/16. Does that make more sense?

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  6. They are not wind proof but the merino wool construction will keep your hands warm even if the gloves are wet. Read More

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