Cable Banded Fingerless Gloves by Justina McBride

Cable Banded Fingerless Gloves

May 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 yards (91 m)
small (ages 4-6), medium (ages 7-10), large (teen/adults), and x-large
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The Cable Banded Fingerless Gloves combine fashion and fun with warmth and convenience in mind. You won’t have to slip off these gloves to use your phone’s touch screen. These gloves pair well with my Striped Cable Slouchy pattern (Seen in image 2 but pattern NOT included with this purchase). Directions are given for four sizes: small (ages 4-6), medium (ages 7-10), large (teen/adults) and x-large. A lengthy note is included on how to adjust the circumference of the gloves to account for differing hand sizes. These gloves are made using worsted weight yarn and can be whipped up in an evening or two.

Skill Level


You should be familiar with basic knitting terms, know how to purl and knit, how to do basic cables, use double-pointed needles, join in the round, work in the round, and make decreases such as P2Tog.


~Set of U.S. 7 (4.50 mm) Double Pointed Knitting needles

~Cable holder

~1 locking stitch marker

~ Approximately 100 yards (this is a generous amount) of worsted weight yarn (weight category 4). Some suggested yarns include worsted weight wool or wool blends, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Loops & Threads Impeccable, and Red Heart Soft. (A wool blend will add more stretch.)

~Tapestry or Wool Needle

Image 3 Photo Credit goes to Sweet T. Knits (Ravelry user tippyappleton)