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Hooray for Me Gloves

Knitting
January 2003
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
345 yards (315 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Also available on the Knitty Gritty site.

Pattern Description from Marnie MacLean.com: “Growing up, my closest friend told me stories of ‘Hooray For Me Pants’ which were overalls made for children, which were covered in patches and embroidery. Everything about them said ‘Hooray for Me!’ as they made quite a spectacle of any wearer. In our teens, we made ‘Hooray for Me’ pants for ourselves. Finding an old pair of jeans that might not be the best cut or color, we’d sew trim, beads, patches and rick-rack all over them. That was the 80s and styles have changed, but I didn’t think adult Hooray For Me clothing had to die. In the same spirit as the pants, I’ve used Regia’s self patterning sock yarn to make these fun fingerless gloves. Sock yarn is hard wearing and easy care and makes for a great glove material. Don’t be surprised if people fancy you a very accomplished knitter for creating these, even though they are surprisingly easy to make.

Supplies:

  • US 2 dpns (set of 5)
  • 1.5 skeins of Regia Multi Effekt Color sock yarn in color of choice
  • Stitch markers (sm)
  • Stitch holders or waste thread
  • Tapestry needle

Working with DPNs

For the body of the glove, I have used 5 dpns, but I find working those little fingers really frustrating with dpns. For those, I actually worked them in double-knit. I’m sure there are some online tutorials if you wish to learn this technique, but in short, it involves placing all the stitches on a single needle, alternating between front and back stitches. I did this by places the back stitches on one DPN and the front stitches on another, then I used a third DPN to pick up a stitch from the front, then back, then front, then back and repeat until all stitches are on a single needle.

Now, K the first stitch, bring yarn forward as if to purl, slip the next stitch, bring yarn back. repeat to end of row and turn. Repeat on other side. You have now done a single round. Repeat as needed to get proper length.

Some people have suggested working double-knit inside out so that you purl every other stitch and don’t need to throw the yarn back and forth before and after the slip stitches, but I find this leaves a ladder at each end.

Regardless, this is only a suggestion, please feel free to work these stitches in the round on multiple dpns if that suits you better.