Day 3 of the 12 Days of Last Minute Christmas Gifts is for comfy perfect fingerless gloves that you can whip up in about 2 hours. Make at the zero hour and still have some time to wrap them before the guests arrive.
Have you suffered the indignity of imperfectly striped ribs? Does that tiny purl bump of uneven color make you cry into your teacup?
Well, suffer no more!
This is the easiest way to get perfect stripes that I wish I had known years ago. These fingerless gloves knit up fast and make them perfect for gifts. Use your team colors or whip up a pair for your favorite outfit. And above all, bask in the perfect seamless color change, ribbed for your pleasure.
Perfect Stripe Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Crafting Time: 2 Hours
Main Color (MC): Approximately 55 yards
Contrast Color (CC): Approximately 18 yards
(Level-up Bonus: stashbust by using different leftovers for each stripe)
4 size 8 double pointed needles
1 stitch marker
14 stitches and 13 rows in ribbing equals 2 inches square, unstretched or blocked. Gauge is not too critical considering how stretchy they are, so just use this as a guide and adjust as you go to fit your own hand.
Don’t just go for Christmas colors – knit them in team colors for the sports fan in your life. Try out Harry Potter house colors like the pair I did below. The possibilities are endless.
Love them but can’t knit? I’ve sold both these pairs in my shop and I make custom orders. Just send me a message through Etsy for your own pair.