Continuity by Jeny Staiman


October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 275 yards (183 - 251 m)
S[M, L, XL]
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This pattern is available for free.

I have always loved knitting complex forms, but I do not love working with many short strands. Every break in a beautiful hand-dyed skein of yarn makes me cringe, and I find it tedious weaving lots of ends into a finished garment. Fortunately, I enjoy finding creative ways to solve pesky problems like this. I was happy to discover that gloves with fully articulated fingers can be knitted without breaking the strand at each fingertip! This pattern will show you how.

Now that I know how to make gloves in one continuous strand, I enjoy the experience so much more, and I hope you will too. This Single-Strand Glove Technique (SSGT) can be applied to any glove or mitten pattern, with fingers of any length or style. Unlike some gloves, the fingers in this design are each finished as you work your way up the hand, then the working yarn carried down to the base of the finger so that you can work the next.

Please refer to third photo at left, showing the finished glove inside out, to see how the working strand is anchored to the sides of each finger as it is carried down.

Here is a link to video of how to execute the Single Strand Glove Technique:

The other challenge of gloves, or any hand wear, is getting a thumb gusset that moves with the hand. I find that many gloves and mittens pinch at the thumb. With careful shaping, sizing, and technique selection, the thumb gusset in this design fits like a second skin.

This glove features a decorative twisted stitch motif that runs from cast on to fingertips. If you, like me, enjoy making your own design variations, this motif area is a great place to play.