Not so long ago we made a Link hat (you can find the instructions here ) and my son decided that a pair of gauntlets to match were desperately needed. One of the wonderful things about loom knitting is that anyone can do it and you don't need to know how to knit to produce a knitted garment. So it was that I gave my 14 year old the loom knitter and some instructions and away he went.
The plan we had was to essentially make a pair of fingerless gloves in the same manner as I had made a pair of Loom Knit Leg Warmers. The instructions for the leg warmers, which includes video links for casting on/off and rib stitch are here)
Loom Knit Fingerless Gloves (Gauntlets) Pattern
Cast on using the small 24 peg loom and two strands of 8ply wool. Knit one, purl one rib stitch for seven rows
Purl stitch 5 rows
To make thumb hole:
Row 1: At the horizontal peg and rather than continue knitting, reverse and using purl stitch go back over the stitches from the last row (eg, I knit going to the right of the loom, so at the marker peg I stop and reverse, meaning I'm now knitting to the left of the loom. You are essentially going back and forward on the loom, rather than knitting in the round, without crossing over the pegs inbetween the horizontal marker). Stop when you get to the peg on the opposite side of the horizontal marker from where you started this row.
Row 2: Reverse and using Purl stitch go back over the stitches as knitted in Row 1. Stop at the peg on the opposite side of the horizontal marker peg from where you started this row. Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 a further 2 times to form a hole. A total of 6 rows.
Row 7: Using Purl stitch continue knitting in the round beyond the horizontal peg as you did prior to commencing the thumb hole. Purl a further 8 rows
Rib Insert: Rib (Knit one Purl one) for 15 rows
Continue in Purl stitch for 15 rows
Rib (Knit one , Purl one ) for 12 rows
My son wanted to include a bit of detail on the gauntlet and we both thought the section of rib in the middle was a great addition.
Happy loom knitting
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