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Fingerless Gloves or Mitt Knitting

Fingerless gloves are one of my favorite knitting projects.  Add to that the yarn is from a special trip and I have gloves that I will wear often and memories of a wonderful trip.  The yarn is Koigu KPPPM fingering weight yarn in a colorway that was specially dyed for the Vogue knitting retreat that I attended in October 2017.

Pioneer Gloves on hand

The pattern is one of my favorites.  The Pioneer Glove pattern by Kelly McClure of Bohoknits is a wonderful ribbed pattern that is knit in the round.  The thumb detail is so interesting to knit and to wear.

Pioneer glove palm detail

I knit these glove of my U.S. size 2 double pointed needles using just one skein of the Koigu KPPPM which is 175 yards.  I have a small amount of yarn left from the skein.  Pioneer Gloves  pattern is written for 3 sizes.  I knit the size small.

This is the second pair of gloves that I’ve knit with this pattern.  The first was with the North Light Fibers Water Street a DK weight yarn.  I am very please with the way these came out. They are thicker than the Koigu pair.  I didn’t get to use those since Mom grabbed them for herself before I had time to wear them.  There’s more information about this pair of gloves in this blog post.

Pioneer glove using North Light Fibers

Worsted Weight Fingerless Gloves

If you prefer to knit finger-less gloves in a worsted weight yarn, I released my pattern Cobblestone Lane late last year.   The pattern is in my Ravelry Pattern shop and  is knit on U.S. Size 6 & 7, using approximately 120 yards of yarn.


Cobblestone Lane Mitts
Cobblestone Lane Mitts
DK Weight Fingerless Gloves

And my newest pattern is Island Crossing mitts.  I knit this pair using North Light Fiber Water Street DK yarn on U.S. Size 5 &6 needles and approximately 140 yards of yarn.  This pattern is in my Ravelry shop here.


Island Crossing Mitts

So, as you see, I love mitts and finger-less gloves and use different weight yarns that create a different thickness for the varying weather.  I wear my all the time and often leave them on indoors when I’m shopping to keep some of the germs off my hands especially during this year’s flue season.


8 thoughts on “Fingerless Gloves or Mitt Knitting

    1. I wore them yesterday. They are so comfortable. It’s a great pattern and the Koigu yarn colors really make them special. Hope you have a chance to knit a pair for yourself.

      1. I am trying the pattern and don’t understand the green section to repeat 3 times. Doesn’t make sense to me.
        Thanks for any tips.

          1. I am not the designer of the Pioneer Glove pattern. I suggest that you check with the designer for any help that you may need. Good Luck and I hope you enjoy the gloves.

  1. Thanks Debbie. I love the look of the gloves and think I may have figured it out. Love your site and appreciate your time.

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