Daisy Stitch Fingerless Gloves
Daisy Stitch Fingerless Gloves
With Spring in the air, we were in the mood for something flowery and frilly. Along came daisy stitch to fit the bill, and it's surprisingly easy to knit! A springy design begs for a lightweight yarn, and the heathered shades, soft hand and gentle halo of Manos Serena Solid provides the perfect match.
Starting with a scalloped edge, these gloves are knitted flat, then seamed, leaving an opening for the thumb. Twisted rib stitch at the top is neat and functional—keeping fingers free for all manner of gardening, handwork, or coloring! You'll only need one skein; that's enough yardage for two pair in the small size, or three gloves in the larger size. Dreaming of daisy chains, anyone?
Click on "The Free Pattern" tab to see the pattern, then choose a lovely shade for your fingerless gloves. We've selected 12 spring-like colors, but for a full selection go to the Manos Serena Solid yarn page.
Small, 6"/15cm around, fits up to 7"/18cm palm.
Large, 7"/18cm around, fits up to 8"/20cm palm. Photographed in large.Directions given for small size; large size in parentheses ( ).
1 skein Manos Serena (170 yds/155m each) or approximately 85yds/78m (100yds/91m) of an equivalent dk-weight yarn. Shown in color Hummingbird.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 5 (3.75mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge;
US 3 (3.25 mm) needle or two sizes smaller than gauge needle for twisted rib edging.
Darning needle for finishing.
Approx. 32 sts = 4"/10cm in daisy stitch.
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
GLOSSARY: K = knit; K3Tog = knit 3 stitches together; M1L = make one, left-slanting increase (with tip of left needle, lift strand running between needles from the front; knit into the back of it); P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es); TBL = through back loop.
Gloves are knitted flat then seamed, leaving an opening for the thumb.
Cast on: With larger needle, using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 87 (101) sts. Note: Start with an extra-long tail ( 2 yds/m will be plenty) for sewing up later.
Scalloped edging: Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: P1, K1 *K1, slip st back to left needle, with right needle, lift next 5 sts one by one over knitted st, YO, knit same st again, tightening firmly, K1, M1L*; repeat between * * to last st, P1. [51 (59) sts; 12 (14) scallops]
Continue in daisy st.
Daisy stitch: Daisy stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 plus 3.
Row 1: Purl. Row 2: P1, *K3Tog but don’t drop from left needle, YO, knit same 3 sts again dropping them off needle, P1*; repeat between * * to last 2 sts, K1, P1. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: P1, K1, P1, *K3Tog, but don’t drop from left needle, YO, and knit same 3 sts again dropping them off needle, P1*; repeat between * * to end. Tip: Purl stitch from pattern row below falls in the middle of the ‘K3Tog’.
Repeat these 4 rows 8 (9) more times, or to desired length, ending with Row 2 or Row 4.
Change to smaller needle and begin twisted rib edging.
Twisted rib edging: Row 1 (wrong side): P1, *P1TBL, K1TBL*; repeat between * * to last 2 sts, end P1TBL, P1.
Row 2 (right side): P1, *K1TBL, P1TBL*; repeat between * * to last 2 sts, end K1TBL, P1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 five more times or to desired length. BO loosely in pattern. Cut yarn, leaving 12"/30cm tail for seaming.
Finishing: With bind-off tail and mattress stitch, sew seam down from ribbed edge for 2"/5cm. With cast-on tail and mattress stitch, sew seam from scalloped edge to within 2"/5cm of first seam, leaving about 2"/5cm for thumb opening. Before weaving in ends, try mitt on and adjust thumb opening to desired size; secure with a small stitch; weave in ends.
Repeat for second glove.
COLOR: 2590 Natural. Creamy white.
COLOR: 2672 Lilac. Soft glowing shades of lilac.
COLOR: 2100 Hummingbird. Coral with a hint of red.
COLOR: 2302 English. Pale minty green.
COLOR: 2444 Harbor. Teal blue.
COLOR: 2441 Sapphire. Vibrant violet blue.
COLOR: 2148 Mauve. Rosy pink.
COLOR: 2177 Cranberry. Faded pinkish red.
COLOR: 2537 Pearl. Palest pearly grey with a hint of lavender.
COLOR: 2446 Chambray. Faded denim.
COLOR: 2044 Lemonade. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
COLOR: 2318 Glacier. Pale icy aqua green.