These cool cobwebby, Gothic gloves are so fun and quick to make they will bring out the Lilly Munster in anyone.
The great thing about this “pattern”, not really a pattern as such, more ideas, is that it’s so individual, unusual and great fun to do! They’re designed to look cobwebby and have a great deconstructed style, plus, you get to deliberately drop stitches!
You’ll need some very very thin, preferably stretchy or elasticated, yarn. 6mm and 8mm needles or some other large needles. If you don’t have these you can make the gloves with dpns, but I found that with the loose stitches and large needles they became tangled too often.
My gloves are asymmetrical, one is messier than the other, as I wanted to make it look like they were very old and worn, but you can make both gloves the same if you want to, the only real difference is the way they fit over your hand
For this glove, cast on 25 stitches very loosely on the 6mm needles and work in stocking stitch until the glove is about the length of your hand. Now comes the fun part. Knit four to six stitches as you like, then drop the next stitch and tease the two needles apart a little, so that a “ladder” effect works down to the first row. This will allow for your thumb. Work the rest of that row.
On the next row, do the same, to allow for your little finger, and work to the stitch you dropped previously. Over this stitch, ad a yarn over, which will give you the same number of stitches as you started with and allow the ladder more room to be bigger. On the next row, do the same yarn over when you reach the next stitch you dropped. And that’s your hand done.
The hand on this glove is much neater: Cast on three stitches loosely, leaving a long tail on the first stitch. Now on each row you work after this, cast on one stitch on either side, either from casting on or working into the back and front of a stitch, as you see fit. This will give a neat triangle. Carry on like this until you reach 25 stitches. This will cover your hand. The tail you left when you cast on will be used to tie the glove around your middle finger when you finish, by threading the tail through the last stitch (the third) on that first row.
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