Pioneer Gloves


Gather some berries, shuck some corn and churn some butter – pioneers need to protect their hands! Get back to basics with these simple fingerless gloves.

The ribbed stitch makes these gloves comfortable and stretchy. They look fantastic with any kind of sock yarn – solid, striped or speckled.

Sweet details like the delicate rolled cuff and the graceful lines made with the thumb increases are elegant and easy (even for beginners).

These gloves are knit from the bottom to the top with a fingering weight yarn. This pattern has three sizes, two lengths and no visible seam.

Skill Level:

Skills: knit, purl, increases

Sizes: adult small, medium, large
two lengths: short, long; shown in small

Finished Measurements:
short is approx 5 cm wide and 15 cm long lying flat unblocked; long is approx 28 cm long

approx 30 sts and 44 rows = 10 cm in St st on 2.5 mm as given on ball band

approx 13 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm in rib patt on 2.75 mm

Note on gauge and measurements: the gloves are very stretchy, so gauge is not super crucial; they will look very skinny when lying flat because of the rib patt

Yarn: fingering weight yarn

Suggested Brand:
0.5 skein Bohoknits Ramble
75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
422 m per 100 g
shown in colour Sea Witch (short) and Big Plastic Scissors (long)

Sea Witch gloves (green)
Size small, short
Used approx 23 g/0.8 oz, 95 m/105 yds.

Big Plastic Scissors gloves (blue)
Size small, long
Used approx 35 g/1.2 oz, 147 m/161 yds.

2.75 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; 2 stitch markers; small stitch holder or scrap yarn