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Free Knit Pattern- Vintage Houndstooth Gloves

by Kayla K on January 22, 2010

*Update* I have had a lot of interest in this pattern from University of Alabama Crimson Tide fans.  If I was a football fan I would cheer for Crimson Tide based on their houndstooth pattern alone.  AWESOME!

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It was a sad day when this glove lost it’s mate a few years ago.  I had been wearing them nearly a decade, although someone loved them long before I found them at a thrift shop.  I found the glove in a drawer while home over break and decided to try recreating them.  Here is my result, with a pattern to share with you.

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These gloves knit up quick at 4 stitches to an inch on size 10 DPNs with chunky yarn.  I used yarn from repurposed sweaters, but you could easily make these with two balls of your favorite.

In addition to (4) Size 10 DPNs, you will need two stitch holders and scrap yarn for the thumb stitches.  I used two colors of yarn: White (A) and Gray (B).

To begin:

Glove:

Make 2.

With A, CO 36.  Divide evenly onto 3 needles: 12 on each.

Round 1: With A, K around.

Round 2: K 2 B (K 3 A, K 3 B) 5 times, K 3 A, K 1 B.

Round 3: (K 3 B, K 3 A) around.

Round 4: With B, K around.

Round 5: Same as for Round 3.

Round 6: K 1 A (K 3 B, K 3 A) 5 times, K 3 B, K 2 A.

Round 7: With A, K around.

Round 8: Same as for Round 6.

Round 9: K 2 A (K 3 B, K 3 A) 5 times, K 3 B, K 1 A.

Round 10: With B, K around.

Round 11: Same as for Round 9.

Round 12: (K 3 A, K 3 B) around.

Round 13: With A, K around.

Round 14: Same as for Round 12.

Round 15: K 1 B (K 3 A, K 3 B) 5 times, K 3 A, K 2 B.

Round 16: With B, K around.

Round 17: Same as for Round 15.

Round 18: K 2 B (K 3 A, K 3 B) 5 times, K 3 A, K 1 B.

Round 19: With A, K around.

Round 20: Same as for Round 18.

Round 21: (K 3 B, K 3 A) around.

Round 22: With B (K 6, M 1) around: 6 stitches increased for 42 stitches total.

Divide for Thumb:

Round 23: With A, K 16, place next 10 stitches on scrap yarn, K to end.

Rounds 24 & 26: With B, K around.

Rounds 25 & 27: With A, K around.

Round 28: With B,(K 4, M 1) around: 8 stitches increased for 40 stitches total.

Work fingers:

Round 29: With A, K 5.  Slip next 15 stitches to stitch holder, Slip next 15 stitches on separate stitch holder.  K 5.

For little finger:

Divide ‘live’ stitches to three needles.

Finger, Round 1: With B, K around.

Round 2: With A, K around.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more.

With B, K 6 rounds even.

Next Round: K 2 tog around.

Cut yarn leaving long tail.  Draw yarn through all loops on needles, draw tight.  Tie off.

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For each finger:

Slip next 5 stitches from first stitch holder to DPN.  Slip next 5 stitches from second stitch holder to DPN.

With glove facing as if it fits the ‘right’ hand, start round with the stitch closest to the previous finger worked.

With A and first DPN, K 4.  With second DPN, K 4.  With third DPN, K 2, pick up two stitches from base of previously worked finger.

With B, K one round.

With A, K one round.

Repeat previous 2 rounds (3) times for ring finger, (4) times for middle finger, and (3) times for index finger.

With B, K 6 rounds even.

Next Round: K 2 tog around.

Cut yarn leaving long tail.  Draw yarn through all loops on needles, draw tight.  Tie off.

Work Thumb:

With glove facing as in it fits the ‘right’ hand, with A, and first DPN, pick up and K 4 stitches from scrap yarn.  With second DPN, pick up and K 4 stitches from scrap yarn.  With third DPN, pick up and K 2 stitches from scrap yarn and pick up 2 stitches between base of thumb and ‘hand’ of glove.

With B, K one round.

With A, K one round.

Repeat previous 2 rounds (1) time.

With B, K 6 rounds even.

Next Round: K 2 tog around.

Cut yarn leaving long tail.  Draw yarn through all loops on needles, draw tight.  Tie off.

Weave in all ends. Block according to appropriate method for yarn used.

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I got a little too excited about posting this pattern, so the gloves aren’t blocked yet.  The cuff should lay flat after I get a chance to do that.:)

 

I hope you love these gloves as much as I did/do.  The great design makes them look complicated, but they knit up quick for great gifting.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jo January 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Wow…I am SO impressed girly-girl. You really did GREAT on those. Those gloves must have been from when you were in 7th grade. They REALLY have been loved!

2 katknit January 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

Wow, you’ve done a fantastic job – your gloves are beautiful. (I hate doing all the fingers.)

3 Cheryl March 10, 2010 at 1:08 am

Thank you so much for your pattern.
I like these gloves.

4 Nikki July 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm

These look really complex. I just recently learned how to knit socks and thats about as savvy as I am in knitting…lol. Your gloves are the bomb! =)

5 cbludsworth January 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Love them!!! Going to make me and my girls all a pair. We love houndstooth. It’s a really big thing in Alabama especially if you are an Alabama Crimson Tide Fan!!

6 Claudette October 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

Really like the gloves but they are a little too big for my granddaughter is there a way i could downsize the pattern?

7 Carole R August 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I LOVE this pattern!! I’m a huge Alabama fan so I have to knit these. Do you have a print this pattern on here? It’s easier than having to print everything.
Thanks for sharing this!

8 Virginia February 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

How could I make the longer in rib up the arm and just leave off the fingers. Just make fingerless gloves and have them come up the arm with that stripe in ribbing. Love the gloves. Don’t know that I would end up with all ten fingers!!! Thanks for your creation. Great job. Roll Tide. #15

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