Cable-backed gloves

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CABLE-BACKED GLOVES

PATTERN RATING
** Fairly easy for knitters with some experience.

MACHINES
This pattern is suitable for standard gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.

MATERIALS
Any suitable 4-ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 100 g ball in MY.
3 large safety pins. 2 knitting needles.

PATTERN INFORMATION
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 of the magazine.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit glove size 7.

TENSION
36 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 5).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.

KNITTING NOTES
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.

RIGHT GLOVE
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 60 sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-2/MT-2, K 30 rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 5 rows *. Cont in cable patt from chart A over 30 Ns at left of centre 0. K 24 rows.
THUMB OPENING
Push 30 Ns at right of centre 0 to HP. Cont on rem 30 sts. K 3 rows. Break off yarn, leaving approx 17.5 cm, 7 in. Push Ns to HP. With carriage at left, push 30 Ns at right of centre 0 from HP to UWP. Transfer the first 7 sts at right of centre 0 on to a safety pin and push Ns down to NWP. 23 sts rem. Using MY, K 3 rows. Push 30 Ns at left from HP to UWP. Push 7 empty Ns from NWP to WP. Using broken off end of yarn, cast on over 7 empty Ns. 60 sts. ** Keeping patt correct, K 17 rows. Transfer 7 sts at right on to a safety pin. K 1 row. Transfer 7 sts at left on to a safety pin. Inc 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. 48 sts. K 1 row. Cont in st st.
FIRST FINGER
*** Slip 16 sts at right on to a knitting needle. K 1 row. Cast on 1 st at right. Rep from *** reading left for right. 18 sts. K 28 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 12 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 1 st on to first N, 2 sts tog on to next N, * 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 6 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
SECOND FINGER
Push 18 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up next 8 sts from each side of first finger and 1 base st from each edge of first finger and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 1 row. Inc 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. 20 sts. K 31 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 13 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 2 sts tog on to first N, * 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 7 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each of first 6 Ns and 1 st on to last N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
THIRD FINGER
Push 18 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up next 8 sts from each side of second finger and 1 base st from each edge of second finger and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 31 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 12 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 1 st on to first N, 2 sts tog on to next N, * 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 6 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
FOURTH FINGER
Push 16 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up rem 7 sts from safety pin at each side of third finger and 1 base st from each edge of third finger and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 26 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 11 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 1 st on to first N, * 2 sts tog on to next N and 1 st on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 6 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each of first 5 Ns and 1 st on to last N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
BACK OF THUMB
Push 11 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up 2 sts from side of thumb opening, 7 sts from safety pin and 2 sts from other side of thumb opening and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 26 rows.
SHAPE TOP
* Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 7 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 2 sts tog on to first N, *** 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from *** along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 4 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each of first 3 Ns and 1 st on to last N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine *.
FRONT OF THUMB
Push 11 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up 2 sts from side of thumb opening, 7 sts from cast on sts and 2 sts from other side of thumb opening and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 26 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Work as for Back of Thumb from * to *.

LEFT GLOVE
Work as for Right Glove to *. Cont in cable patt from chart B over 30 Ns at right of centre 0. K 24 rows .
THUMB OPENING
Push 30 Ns at right and 7 Ns at left of centre 0 to HP. Cont on rem 23 sts. K 3 rows. Break off yarn, leaving approx 17.5 cm, 7 in. Push Ns to HP. With carriage at left, push 7 Ns at left and 30 Ns at right of centre 0 from HP to UWP. Transfer the 7 sts at left of centre 0 on to a safety pin and push Ns down to NWP. 30 sts rem. Using MY, K 3 rows. Push 23 Ns at left from HP to UWP. Push 7 empty Ns from NWP to WP. Using broken off end of yarn, cast on over 7 empty Ns. 60 sts. Work as for Right Glove from ** to end.

MAKING UP
Draw up sts and join thumb, finger and side seams. Give final light steam from palm side.

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