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Flip-Flop Fingerless Gloves

Knitting
March 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
40 - 46 yards (37 - 42 m)
One size fits most - teen/adult
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I first improvised these little gloves several years ago, to showcase some 10g mini-balls of sock yarn being sold at the shop where I worked, and I’ve worn them year-round ever since. Recently I learned that another shop near me was selling the little mini yarn balls, so I took the opportunity to figure out how I’d made the original gloves and write down the pattern.

Each glove uses slightly less than one 10g mini-ball of yarn (or it’s perfect for any leftover sock yarn you might have), knitted on 2.5mm needles. They’re reversible, to be worn on either hand.

Construction starts with a ribbed cuff and stockinette body, binding off and then casting on stitches to make a hole for the thumb. Short rows are added to give it shaping, first in the round and later in two sections worked flat. The top is finished off with a “thong” between the index and middle fingers.