Amirah Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless GLOVES, not mittens – don’t be fooled! Fingerless gloves are a much better fit. They lovingly wrap and cuddle each finger, so that there is no unfortunate gaping around the hand.

There are some tricky bits to gloves, so I’ve made this pattern available two ways – either as a pattern with instructional videos, or as a pattern only. For these gloves you’ll need about 200 yards of worsted-weight yarn (in stripes colors of your choosing) and size US 7 double-pointed needles.

The pattern + links to five instructional videos is $8.00 via PayPal.

The pattern alone is $3.00 via PayPal.

Here is the first video of the instructional series, as a preview:

39 comments on “Amirah Fingerless Gloves

  1. Staci,
    i just finished a pair of these and they are wonderful. the pattern is very easy to follow and having the links to the videos makes it even easier. as always….thanks. now i have to make a “cool” pair for my little boy! thanks again!!!

  2. would i be able to use this pattern with a different type of yarn? or do you think by changing the yarn it would make the gloves “sloppy”?

    thank you.

  3. Hi Amanda – it depends on the yarn. I recommend using a smooth yarn (nothing fuzzy or eyelash-y), so that the ribbing in the gloves can show. Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  4. Marie – yes, you can use circular needles to make these gloves, as long as you are comfortable with the magic loop method.

    I would not recommend using a fingering weight yarn on this. This is written for a worsted weight yarn, and it is doubtful that you could get gauge, and still have a nice fabric when you do.

    Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  5. Thank you for your response. I’m looking forward to purchasing/knitting this pattern and the sweater pattern that you have which is dyed. I won’t dye it but will either add some fair isle motifs if I can fit that it or use eclipse yarn. Thanks again.

  6. I’m at the part in the fingerless gloves where I am knitting beyond the thumb area. My question is: when I work the thumb stitches, the pattern states to pick up eleven stitches, however, I should have twelve, six on the bottom and six live stitches on top. Why eleven? Thanks. Your videos are very easy to follow. Do you plan on making patterns/videos of women’s vests or short vests?

  7. I finished the first glove and it turned out well, only because I had your videos to follow. I can’t learn knitting by following written instructions alone. However, I did have a few gaps inbetween the fingers which I closed up by weaving the long tails of yarn thru the gaps. Is there anyway of not having the gaps appear at all? I knit socks very well and don’t have these gaps. Thanks for all your help with returning emails and the videos. You put in a lot of effort on these videos and don’t charge much for your patterns. I’m going to buy the glove pattern next. With the thumb, will your pattern/videos allow me to complete any time of thumb on other patterns? They all look a little different.

  8. Hi Marie – to answer your questions…

    It is sort of the nature of knitting gloves that you end up with small holes that you fill in when you weave in the ends. With practice, these can become smaller, but there usually is a need to close up little holes.

    My Learn to Knit Gloves pattern will teach you how to work the thumb on the most traditional style of gloves. There are so many gloves patterns out there that use different techniques – this tutorial covers the most basic.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  9. Staci, I absolutely love your patterns and your help. I am such a beginner, but I am working this and I am very proud. I would like to ask you though… the pattern says not to break the main color on the cuff (the first color change)but in the video you show it cut and then you tie the colors after the first knitted round. I am not sure what to do.

  10. I’ve just recently taught myself to knit, I’m also an advanced crocheter. I’m very visual learning oriented, so if I purchased this pattern with the tutorials are the videos going to go through a detailed step by step process on how to knit these exact gloves?

  11. Hello Staci,
    I am excited to start knitting with this pattern. One question before I get started: Does it matter which needle has 16 stitches and which 2 have 12 stitches each? Thanks for your time!
    ~Nina

  12. Hi Staci,

    I just purchased this pattern to make these gloves for a friend. She picked out a variegated yarn. She would like the gloves entirely in this yarn and therefore I won’t be changing colors for the the stripes. Do I need to knit rounds in between the color changes as indicated in the pattern, or would I just continue in a 2×2 rib? Thank you.

  13. Staci,
    I don’t know if you will be able to help me with this, but I won’t know until I ask.
    I had gotten a fingerless glove pattern elsewhere. I started working on it. Its a cast on 52 stitches and working in the 2×2 rib. When I got to the thumb part of this pattern..I really do not understand how to do it. So..what I was hoping to do..is take your pattern here and try to do the part starting with the thumb and then the fingers part.
    When I get this pair done..I will then use YOUR pattern here all together.
    I just have the full lengths done on both gloves..and really do not want to rip it all out.
    How did you determin the 6 stitches for the thumb? Should I do this as well, enough though I have more stitches 52 vs your 40.?
    I would have written you in a email vs here, but I couldnt find your email.
    Hope you don’t mind this question.
    If you can’t help me, I will try to figure something out.
    I just started these gloves..before I found and purchased your pattern.
    Thanks
    Jan

  14. Hi Jan – thank you for the note. Your pattern should make it clear which stitches are the thumb stitches…I’m afraid I can’t help you without being familiar with the pattern myself.

    I have two suggestions for you – first, you may just want to set those gloves aside, follow my tutorial and knit those gloves, then go back to the other pair. Your question might be answered that way. Or, you can contact the designer for those gloves directly, and ask her your question. Since she knows her own pattern, she should be able to help you.

    I’m always here if you have any questions while you’re working on my designs. Good luck!
    🙂
    S t a c i

  15. Staci,
    Can these gloves be made for men?? If so, would it change the pattern any?
    Like more cast on stitches or bigger needle size? Any suggestions here???

    The guys in my family like to ice fish and hunt. They thought these fingerless gloves would be great.

    From my question earlier, I am going to set the first pair to the side and try your pattern first. Then maybe go back to the other pair later on.

    Thanks so much for your help and your time.
    I just love knitting even more with your help.
    I really enjoy watching your videos.
    Thanks again.
    Jan

  16. Hi Jan – no, sorry. These gloves are only sized for women. You might try using a bigger needle size to get a men’s sized glove, but I’ve never test knit that. (I’m afraid that resizing a pattern isn’t a quick or simple thing.) You might also want to search Ravelry for men’s fingerless gloves patterns.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  17. Well poo..I tried that first..and I didn’t understand the pattern for doing the thumb and fingers. Thats the pair I have set aside.
    I will try to email the person that wrote the pattern and see if they can help me with it.
    Thanks anyway..

  18. Hello Staci,
    Sorry to bother you again.
    I just finished my first glove.
    The part of the fingers area, seemed very tight..any suggestions>?
    Also I tried starting the fingers in the same area as you did. When I get it done and I BO, I find a big gap and its higher then one side. I took a photo of it, but I dont know where to email it to you.
    Any helpful tips will be appreciated.
    Thank You

  19. Jan – it sounds like you might benefit from picking up more stitches when you do the fingers. That will make the fingers bigger, and close up some of the gaps you’re experiencing. All in all, small gaps are pretty normal at the base of the fingers in gloves…but it’s easy to close them up when you weave in the ends, as the gaps always appear right in the spot where you attached a new working yarn.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  20. ok, thanks,
    the main gap is from, where I start the round and then end the round. Where I end..stands taller then where I started.
    Its the pinkie thats the worse. I finished the 2nd glove, and its not as bad as the first glove..lol. so it might just take practice too.
    Thanks for your help. Love these gloves.

  21. The pattern calls for 200 yards of yarn.
    Is this for the PAIR of gloves or EACH glove.?????

    This might be a stupid question, but I wanted to know before I go buy the yarn and find out the hard way..If I need more then one skien, then I can match the numbers on it.
    Thanks

  22. Hello Staci,
    I just purchased & downloaded your pattern for the Amirah Fingerless Gloves. Is there any way to make these on circular needles? My preference is to use circular needles. I have not been too successful using DPN’s. however, I really love these &would like to try it.
    Thank you, Staci
    Karen

  23. Hi Karen – if you are comfortable using the magic loop method for knitting small tubes instead of DPNs, yes, you can do that instead. You may, however, want to switch to DPNs when you get to knitting the fingers…magic loop can be cumbersome with so few stitches on the needles.

    Good luck!

  24. Hi again Staci,
    I was just looking around your website for the video tutorials of these Amirah Fingerless Gloves. I can only find the 1st video available. I’d love to purchase the videos for this pattern.
    By the way, so far the magic loop method on circulars are working extremely well. Thanks so much.
    Karen

  25. Anna – you can purchase this pattern right here on this web page where you commented: verypink.com/2011/01/13/amirah-fingerless-gloves/

    Just choose which version of the pattern you would like (with or without video tutorial, either $3 or $8), click the “add to cart” button, and follow through the PayPal checkout process. Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  26. Hello: I have been waiting for almost two weeks and have not received the fingerless glove pattern I ordered.

  27. Is it possible to purchase the videos separately? I bought the pattern without,but now I’m having trouble with the finger holes.

  28. Hello Staci! I really appreciate your tutorials. They are SUPER helpful! I have a question that I’m not sure you’ve addressed this before. Is there a reason why you use 3 DPNs (with the 4th working) instead of 4 (with the 5th working)? I’m just wondering if that is just your preference or if there is a technical reason for it. Thanks! Naomi

  29. Naomi – it’s sort of up to the knitter, but I prefer to teach with the knitting on three needles (when possible) to make things less fiddly. Usually a designer will choose to include the 4th needle because of a stitch combination that is easily divisible by 4.

    S t a c i

  30. Thanks so much. That’s what i figured. I had learned with 4 but when I saw you using 3, I thought I had missed something. Also, I had purchased this pattern with the videos last year but didn’t get started on it until recently. I thought I saved the link to the videos on my computer, but I guess I didn’t. I printed the pattern, but when I tried to look up the link online, it wasn’t found. Is there anyway that you know of that I can watch the videos?

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