How to Knit Gloves

Hi everyone.

I would like to learn how to knit gloves. Does anyone know of a video tutorial that shows how? Reading patterns doesn’t click the “lightbulb” on, if you know what I mean. Maybe if I saw it done it would help.

Thanks for any advice you can give.

I’m just bumping this up the page. Anybody know of a video on gloves?

Check out the blog Knitting in Color, she does lots of gloves and you will see some gloves in progress. A glove KAL will have lots of pictures too. What instructions in the pattern are confusing you?

I tried to google for some videos but came up empty handed…You might want to just cast on (if you haven’t already) and give it a try…if you get stuck just ask :thumbsup:

This isn’t a video, but I thought the photos plus instructions in this glove pattern were very clear and easy to follow:
I think I’m going to try them, except I don’t want elbow-length gloves. I think I can figure out how to make them shorter.

Thanks, everyone, for the advice. I will probably just try it and ask all my “many” questions of all you folks when I get stuck (which WILL happen). Thanks as well for the sweaterscapes site.

A Glove is a tube (hand), interruped by some shaping, and a branching secondary tube, (thumb) topped by 4 tubes.(fingers)

the branching tube is not that much different that a branching sleeve (from a raglan sweater)

cast on for the tube… (40 to 80 stitches/ depending on yarn/gauge)

knit in round… increase a bit, then put some stitches on a holder (thumb) go back to knitting a tube…

divide the tube UNEVENLY into 4 parts.
knit each part, (you’ll need to cast on 2 to 4 stitches) in a tube.

shape top of tube before casting off.

That’s it. [B] if you can knit a hat in the round, increase, decrease, cast on in the middle of a row, and use stitch holders (or waste yarn) you have all the skills you need.[/B]

if you don’t know how to do some of those things, learn, and be on your way!