9.02.2008

The Gamer Girl Gauntlet










I made my own pattern! And since I'm so giddy about it, I'm posting it here for free. And I'm hoping (still have to figure out how to do it) to have it put on Ravelry as well!

I call this the gamer girl gauntlet due to the increases and decreases that give it a more fitted, feminine shape, but I'm sure that this pattern would work well for guys!

This was meant to be a scrap project, so I know it would have been better to make the triforce gold or use a finer gauge yarn, but feel free to use any combination of yarn and needles to get the same gauge! These "gauntlets" are great for playing video games in a cooold college student apartment, or just showing off your awesome knitting skills on a cool fall day.

SO here goes:

Yarn: ~ 140 yards of main yard ( I used Patons classic Merino wool, but you could probably get away with something much lighter and still be in gauge), and a scrap (~15 yards) or a contrasting color for the triforce insignia.
Needles: set of 5 US 3dpn
Gauge: 5.5 st/inch
Stitch explanations: due to the internet, you should be able to simply type in any of the stitch abbreviations give and find how-tos. I have found http://www.knittinghelp.com/ to be absolutely priceless in helping explain stitches.
Additional notes: at the sections where the color changing occurs, the color will be indictated in parentheses after the stitch. So k5(G) means to knit 5 st in grey.


arm-wrist shaping
CO 48 stitches; divide onto 4 needles (12 st per needle)
Rows 1-3: *k2 p2* around
Rows 4-16: k around
Row 17: * k2tog, k8, ssk* around (40 st)
Rows 18-37 (or for the next 25 rows): k around
Row 38: *k2tog, k6, ssk* around (32 st)
Rows 39-43: knit
Row 44: *kfb, k7* around (36 st)
Row 45: k around
Row 46: *kfb, k8* around (40 st)
Row 47: k around
Row 48: *kfb, k9* around (44)
Row 49-53: k around

thumb gusset and triforce
Row 54: Needle (NDL) 1--k3, kfb, k3, kfb, k3 (2 st inc)
***to make triforce pattern easier to "see", I moved 1st 3 st to NDL 4, pult last 3 on the working needle, then put stitch at each end of NDL3 tp 2 and 4 respectively
So BEFORE . . . . .
NDL 1 * * * * * * * * * * * * *
NDL 2 * * * * * * * * * * *NDL 3 * * * * * * * * * * *NDL 4 * * * * * * * * * * *
And AFTER. . . . .
NDL 1 * * * * * * *NDL 2 THE CARRYING NEEDLE* * * AND THE STITCHES FOR NDL 2 * * * * * * * * * * * *NDL 3 * * * * * * * * *
NDL 4 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
NDL 1 --7 st
NDL 2 --(3) 12 st = 15 st
NDL 3 --9 st
NDL 4 --15st


k to end of round
***from this point on, each Row will be divided by needles to make it more clear what's going on
Row 55:
- NDL 1: kfb, k5, kfb ( 9st)
- NDL 2, 3, 4: k
Row 56:
- NDL 1: kfb, k7, kfb ( 11 st)
- NDL 2: k2, join white, k5 (W), k1 (G), k5 (W), k2 (G) --white will ONLY be worked on NDL 2...all other stitches are done in grey
- NDL 3 & 4: k around
Row 57:
- NDL 1: continue to increase in same manner--kfb for 1st st, k until last st, kfb in last st (13)
- NDL 2: k2 (G), k5 (W), k1 (G), K5 (W), k2 (G)
- NDL 3 & 4: k around
Row 58 & 59:
- NDL 1: increase (15) , (17 for Row 59)
- NDL 2: k3 (G), k3 (W), k3 (G), k3(W), k3(G)
- NDL 3 & 4: k around

Row 60:
- NDL 1: inc (19), (21)
- NDL 2: k4 (G), k1 (W), k5(G), k1(W), k4(G)
- NDL 3 & 4: k around


***At this point, you should be halfway through the picture above.

Row 62: Take the st from NDL 1 and place them onto a stitch holder. CO 9 stitches for NDL 1.
- NDL 2: k5 (G), k5 (W), k5 (G)
- NDL 3 & 4: k around
Row 63:
- NDL 1: k
- NDL 2: k5 (G), k5 (W), k5 (G)
- NDL 3 & 4: k around
Row 64 & 65:
- NDL 1: k
- NDL 2: k6 (G), k3 (W), k6 (G)
- NDL 3 & 4: k around
Row 66 & 67:
- NDL 1: k
- NDL 2: k7 (G), k1 (W), k7 (G)
- NDL 3: k around
Rows 68-72: k
Rows 73-75: *k2, p2* around

Cast off all stitches.

thumb
You're going to want to transfer the stitches on the holder onto 3 needles as shown below. I'm not sure how to put it on words, so we'll go with a picture (I'm no good at drawing, sorry!)
There should be 9 st on each needle Join yarn at the rightmost corner of the triangle (where the stitches WEREN'T picked up, k 18, then on the needle where you picked up the stitches, *k1, k2tog* 3 times (24 st over 3 needles)

Row 1: *k2tog, k1* 6 times, k6 (18)
Row 2: *k2tog, k4* 2 times, k6 (16)
Rows 3-5: *k2, p2* across
Cast off all stitches

At this point, you're done the left gauntlet! Weave in the ends and get ready to start the second!

For the right gauntlet, all you have to do is basically "switch" needles 2 and 4. All of the colorwork was done on needle 2 for the left gauntlet, so for the right one, just do the same stitches but on the 4th needle. Since I have yet to make the right one, I'll put any other changes up at that time.

Anyways, hope you like it!

And AFTER

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Um, awesome.

-Davider