To celebrate the publication of my new book, Great Little Gifts to Knit, I'd like to gift a couple of easy patterns to my lovely readers. There'll be one today and the next one will be next Wednesday.
I was quite pleased with both pairs. I call them my Rehab gloves. I've gifted one pair already to a friend who admired them, the other I kept as they're keeping my recovering wrist warm and cosy on chilly autumn days, making it less likely to swell up. I'm now branching out and working on a new stripey pair, but more of that anon. Here's the pattern:
Sizes S, M, L
Yarn 1 ball Rowan Cocoon in Kiwi (816) - 115m/126yds per 100g ball
Needles 1 pair each 6mm (US 10) and 7mm (US 10.5)
Gauge 14 sts and 16 rows = 4in/10cm
Using larger needles cast on 25(27, 29) sts and work 14 rows in sticking stitch. Change to smaller needles and work 8 rows in 1 x 1 rib as follows:
Row 1 *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2 *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1
Rep these 2 rows 4 times.
Change to larger needles and work a further 14 rows in stocking stitch, then decrease 1 st at both ends of next row - 23(25, 237) sts. Cont for 1 more row in st st, then change to smaller needles and work 4 rows in 1 x 1 rib as above. cast off in rib.
Sew seam leaving a 1in/2.5cm gap for thumb starting 2in/5cm from cast off edge.
There you have it. I love my pair, quick and easy enough to be made in an evening - great for last minute prezzies. Enjoy!
Please note You're very welcome to use my pattern for your own personal knitting and gifting, but please ask before using it for commercial purposes.