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Frankenfingers (fingering-weight version)

Knitting
January 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 375 yards (274 - 343 m)
Child L/Adult S (Adult M, Adult L)
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Frankenfingers has complete video tutorial support. In these eight videos, follow along with the designer as she guides you through the more advanced techniques in the pattern!
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This (original) version of the Frankenfingers best suits fingering weight yarns that have a lot of sproing and stretch to them. For light-fingering weight yarns and fingering weights with less stretch, see this version of the pattern.
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Self-striping sock yarns aren’t just for socks. In fact, why hide all that color inside your pants and shoes? These fingerless gloves let you wear the fun right out where everyone can see it.

While I love fingerless mitts, I find that fingerless gloves (the kind that have actual half-fingers on them) fit better. Plus, the self-striping yarns allow you to knit the fingers in different colors.

This simple design knits up quickly and comes in two sizes so that you can make pairs for you and everyone you know.

Materials:

  • Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks Twinkle Toes (75% merino, 20% nylon, 5% metallic; 438 yds/401m per 100g skein); colorway: Frankenstein, 1 skein

These gloves were designed specifically with self-striping, fingering-weight yarn in mind. You will need at least 300 yds/274m to make both gloves.

  • US 1½/2.75mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Choose: set of double points, 1 long circular for magic loop, OR 2 circulars.

  • Yarn needle
  • Fingering-weight cotton waste yarn
  • 2 stitch markers, preferably removable

Additional gauge information:

Your stitch gauge does not need to match precisely, as the rib pattern is very stretchy. The above gauge measurement is mainly offered for yarn substitution purposes. When ribbing is unstretched, it should measure about 14 sts per inch. Round gauge is not essential.

Before beginning the fingers, take note of whether your yarn is very sproingy and stretchy or more on the stiff and unstretchy side. If the former (sproingy), follow the regular instructions when choosing the number of sts to cast on for the fingers. If your yarn is less sproingy, follow the instructions for casting on a couple of extra sts for the pointer, middle, and ring fingers.