Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Thursday, November 15, 2007

pattern for six-fingered gloves

This glove is knitted flat, then folded in half at the thumb side and sewn up around the sides and fingers.

Appx 200 yds worsted weight yarn
size 8 needles.
Gauge: Give me a break! These are six-fingered gloves. Who cares what gauge you get? They won't fit anyone anyway.

Cast on 40 stitches.
Knit 8 rows (4 ridges)
Bind off 13 stitches, (This is the front half of the little finger )knit five, turn and knit back (short row)
*Cast on 15 stitches, knit 8 rows (4 ridges), bind off 15 stitches, short row five stitches down and back. *
Repeat between * * two more times. You have four fingers now.
Cast on 15 stitches, knit 8 rows (4 ridges), bind off 25 stitches, (fifth finger)knit a 5 stitch short row, cast on 13 stitches.
Knit 16 rows (8 ridges) then bind off 13 stitches, (thumb)
work another five stitch short row, and cast on 25 stitches.
knit 8 rows, bind off 15 stitches and work another five stitch short row.
Again repeat between * * three more times. You have the front halfs of five fingers, a thumb that folds in half, and the back halfs of four fingers.
Cast on 13 stitches, knit 8 rows, bind off all the way, fold and sew.

These are lovely gag gifts. Present them with great eagerness and exhort to recipient to try them on. It takes some people literally minutes to figure out what's wrong. Then they look at you as if you are insane. Smile brightly and watch them get the joke. I gave a pair to my brother the salesman, who is quite the practical joker. He left them lying around his office, and everyone who came in was shown the nice gloves his sis had made for him and encouraged to try them on. Those gloves brought a lot of laughs to a lot of people for almost a year.


  • At 11:49 AM , Blogger Lucia said...

    OK, that makes 5 posts in a row featuring handknit handwear. I think I'll make some charity mittens before I attempt these.

  • At 3:50 PM , Blogger Wannietta said...

    That's hilarious!! And I'm sure that people will try to not hurt your feelings while still trying to wrestle them on too!

  • At 5:39 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    Now That's FUNNY! Don't tempt me. I have too much to do right now.

  • At 11:22 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Hee hee hee...but what if Inigo Montoya thinks you killed his father?

  • At 7:06 PM , Blogger Pedro said...

    Thank you so much, I actually do have six fingers and have never been able to purchase gloves, I'll send you a picture with them on if my knitting skills prove to be up to the task.


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