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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.