Slightly Slanted by Sybil R

Slightly Slanted

by Sybil R
February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
height 19 cm; circumference 17 cm at the wrist edge and 16 cm at the fingers
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It’s always fun to knit fingerless gloves - especially if the construction is a bit out of the ordinary. This usually leads to special patterns that are particularly attractive when used with self-striping yarn. Plus it may lead to mitts, where you only have to weave in two ends per mitt – one of my personal obsessions :)

This is the case with these fingerless gloves. They are knitted in one piece – starting with a garter stitch ribbing knitted sideways and continued with a main part that is knitted in stockinette stitch (slightly) on the bias. The upper ribbing is also in garter stitch levelling the bias, and finally the thumb is added. These gloves are (nearly) knitted in knit stitch only – the only exception are a few increases and decreases for the thumb gusset and k1p1-ribbing at the thumb.

The pattern PDF is 10 pages long and contains

  • a schematic how the mitts are constructed
  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting these fingerless gloves in one size – including 9 in-process photos of the gloves in different stages
  • explanations how to adapt the pattern to other sizes
  • short photo tutorials of the following techniques: provisional cast-on and how to undo it, three-needle bind-off, picking up and knitting stitches from the slanted edge of your knitting, picking up stitches from gaps (e.g. necessary after changes in direction)

As to the yarn, I used