Monday, February 16, 2015

Risotto Fingerless Gloves Free Pattern

Knitting these is simple and creating them was even fun despite wanting it to be spring. I love the casual look a classic the combination of ribbing and the Risotto Stitch which gives a different appearance to a fingerless glove. The photograph compliments of my neighbors nice closed in gazebo. The pattern is easy to follow and they knit up quickly. Have fun!

Pattern Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: Worsted weight yarn about 150 yards Size 10 straight knitting needles  and Tapestry needle 
Gauge: 5 rows x 4 st = 1 inch in stockinette stitch Finished Measurements: 6 1/2 in. x 3 in. 

Risotto Stitch Pattern:  L H N - left hand needle.
Row 1: (R S) knit 
Row 2: *p2tog but leave the 2 sts on L H N, ybk, ktog same 2 sts, rep from * to end. 
Row 3: knit 
Row 4: p1, *p2tog but leave 2 sts on L H N, ybk, ktog same 2 sts, rep from * to last st, p1.

Make 2- CO 30 sts using size 10 straight knitting needles. Leave a tail about 12 inches long to be used for finishing. Set‐up ribbing pattern: 
Row 1: (R S) k1, *k2, p2‐‐rep from * to last st, k1. 
Row 2: (WS) p1, *k2, p2‐‐rep from * to last st, p1. ‐Repeat rows 1& 2 until piece measures 2 in. from CO end WS.
Dec Row: (R S) k across, dec 6 st evenly. 

Set‐up Risotto Stitch pattern: (WS) p1, work row 2 of Risotto Stitch pattern to the last st, p1. Continue working in pattern as established keeping 1 st at each edge in St st, until piece measures 4 1/2 in from CO end R S. 
Set up ribbing pattern: 
Row 1: (WS) k3, *p2, k2 ‐rep from * to last 3 st, p3‐‐dec 2 st evenly across row on first row only. 
Repeat Row 1 until ribbing section measures 11/2 in. end WS.

BO st loosely in pattern, leaving a 12 inch tail.
Finishing: ‐Starting at the bound off edge and using tapestry needle, use tail to sew side seams of the ribbing section together. Stop when you reach the Risotto Stitch pattern section. K not off. ‐Starting at the cast on edge, use the tail to sew the side edges together for 3inches. knot off.

Weave in loose ends.