Filetage Fingerless Gloves by Alexis Hoy

Filetage Fingerless Gloves

by Alexis Hoy
August 2015
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Flecked stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 yards (183 m)
Small/Medium: to fit hand circumference 6 1/2” – 7” (16.5cm – 17.75 cm) AND Medium/Large: to fit hand circumference 7” – 7 1/2” (17.75cm – 19cm)
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A few simple twists, and the classic fingerless glove is turned upside down – literally. These gloves are worked from the fingers-up, and the smocked motif on the upper-side is repeated in miniature underneath as a sweet wrist-shaping technique. The length, spacing and shaping is up to you. Customize them to your heart’s content: the pattern is fully charted.

Knit in all-natural, light-as-air alpaca from Lady Slipper Alpacas in Belwood, Ontario, these are your must-have cool weather accessory. Hide them from your non-knitting friends though, or you’ll be making them all winter…

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions; notes about customizing fit; resources section with links to tutorials and hand-measuring guidelines.

Special Techniques

  • Smocking stitch: requires use of a cable needle (a spare needle to slip the stitches to be smocked out of the main body of knitting - can be an extra DPN)
  • Knitting in the round
  • Stretchy cast-on & bind off (notes,
    suggestions & resources included in

Stitches Used (beyond K & P)

  • K2tog = knit 2 sts together
  • P2tog = purl 2 sts together
  • SSK = slip, slip, knit slipped sts together
  • PFB = purl into front & back of same st
  • 3SW2 = 3 sts wrapped twice (full details included in pattern)
  • 4SW2 = 4 sts wrapped twice (full details included in pattern)

Full list of abbreviations in pattern.