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Regency Red Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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The Regency red cable knit fingerless gloves pattern is perfect for anyone who loves to knit cables.

The mittens are knit flat, with the top side featuring a broken cable design and the underside in stockinette stitch.

The thumb section is then knit in the round.

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Inspired By Netflix Bridgerton

Inspired by the Bridgerton series and the wonderful Regency red-colored velvet coat worn by the Duke of Hastings.

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We mainly see Simon the Duke wearing dark-colored clothing, in all black in the first three episodes of the series.

This changes when his feelings for Daphne seem to grow stronger and during their first kiss he is wearing a beautiful rich velvet red coat.

The broken cable design featured on the cable knit fingerless gloves was inspired by a cabled Dior sweater seen worn by actor Regé Jean Page.

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any intermediate knitters.

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Regency Red Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Intermediate

Notes

The cable knit fingerless gloves knit up quickly and the broken cable design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

If you want to convert this pattern to knit in the round please see this guide – Knitting Cables In The Round.

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Size

Women’s small/medium/large

Measurements

  • Length = 10 inches/26cm.
  • Width = S/M-2.5/7cm/L-3 inches/8cm (laying flat unstretched after seaming).
  • Thumb = 1.5 inches/4cm.

Please note – you can adjust the length by adding more cable repeat rows or less.

The pattern is written for all sizes starting with the small size – with changes for different sizes listed in all necessary places.

To follow the pattern more easily, circle or highlight all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Gauge – 18sts/26 rows in 4 inches/10cm

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 x 100g skein of Cascade 220 – color 2413 Red.
  • 100% Peruvian Highland wool/220 yards/200 meters.
  • This is a worsted/Aran/10 Ply yarn weight.
  • Substitute any yarn suitable for the needle sizes listed.

Needles

Notions

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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • C3B – Cable 3 back – slip the next stitch onto a cable needle and hold it at the back of the work. Knit the next two stitches on the left-hand needle and then knit the stitch on the cable needle.
  • C3F – Cable 3 forward – Slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, knit the next stitch, and then knit the two stitches held on the cable needle.
  • C4B – Cable 4 back – slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold it at the back of the work. Knit the next two stitches on the left-hand needle and then knit the two stitches on the cable needle.
  • C3R – (P1 + K2) Slip the next stitch onto the cable needle and hold at the back of the work, knit two stitches from the left-hand needle, then purl the stitch from the cable needle.
  • C3L – (K2 + P1) Slip the next two stitches onto the cable needle and hold at the front of the work, purl the stitch from the left-hand needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • W+T – Wrap and turn (short rows)

Pattern

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Left Mitten

With 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on – S-36sts/M-40 sts/L-44sts

Work in 2×2 ribbing for 0.5 inches starting with a K2, P2 row.

Change to 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles.

  • Row 1 (RS): P3, K2, P3, C3B, C3F, P3, K2, P3, PM, K to end of row.
  • Row 2 (WS): P to marker, SM, K3, P2, K3, P6, K3, P2, K3.
  • Row 3: P3, K2, P2, C3B, K2, C3F, P2, K2, P3, SM, K to end of row.
  • Row 4: P to marker, SM, K3, P2, K2, P8, K2, P2, K3.
  • Row 5: P3, K2, P1, C3R, K4, C3L, P1, K2, P3, SM, K to end of row.
  • Row 6: P to marker, SM, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P2, K3.
  • Row 7: P3, K2, C3R, P1, C4B, P1, C3L, K2, P3, SM, K to end of row.
  • Row 8: P to marker, SM, K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3.

These 8 rows form the repeat pattern for the cable.

Rep the 8 rows 6 more times. (You should have 7 cables in total)

Change to 4mm (US 6) knitting needles.

Work in 2×2 ribbing for 0.5 inches starting with a K2, P2 row.

Cast off in rib.

Right Mitten

With 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on – S-36sts/M-40 sts/L-44sts

Work in 2×2 ribbing for 0.5 inches starting with a P2, K2 row.

Change to 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles.

  • Row 1 (RS): K S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts, PM, P3, K2, P3, C3B, C3F, P3, K2, P3, PM.
  • Row 2 (WS): K3, P2, K3, P6, K3, P2, K3, SM, P S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts.
  • Row 3: K S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts, SM, P3, K2, P2, C3B, K2, C3F, P2, K2, P3.
  • Row 4: K3, P2, K2, P8, K2, P2, K3, SM, P S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts.
  • Row 5: K S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts, SM, P3, K2, P1, C3R, K4, C3L, P1, K2, P3.
  • Row 6: K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P2, K3, SM, P S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts.
  • Row 7: K S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts, SM, P3, K2, C3R, P1, C4B, P1, C3L, K2, P3.
  • Row 8: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3, SM, P S-14sts/M-18sts/L-22sts.

These 8 rows form the repeat pattern for the cable.

Rep the 8 rows 6 more times. (You should have 7 cables in total)

Change to 4mm (US 6) knitting needles.

Work in 2×2 ribbing for 0.5 inches starting with a P2, K2 row.

Cast off in rib.

broken cable knitted gloves

Making Up

Please note – when you are making up the fingerless gloves, check the measurements against your own arm/hand and adjust accordingly so that you have a comfortable fit.

If you have adjusted the length of the gloves, you may need to also adjust the measurements for seaming.

Sew the side seam using the mattress stitch.

This gives you a nice hidden seam.

Both Mittens

  • Starting at the bottom edge (where the hand will insert and this will be pulled up the arm) you will stitch the seam for approx – 6 inches/15 cm.
  • Leave a hole for your thumb that will measure approx – 1.5 inches/4cm.
  • Seam the remainder of the mitten for 2 inches/5 cm.
  • Repeat with the second glove.
  • You can leave your loose ends until you have completed the thumb section, just in case you want to adjust anything when you try them on.

Thumb

Knitting the thumb section is optional – you may wish to leave your gloves as they are or you may want to add the thumb.

This is up to you!

Work the thumb section with your fingerless glove turned inside out so that the wrong side is facing you.

  • Using your 4.5mm (US 7) circulars pick up and knit 8 (10, 12) sts on each side (16, 20, 24) sts total.
  • Starting from the top of the thumbhole.
  • I picked up 8 sts on each side (16 in total) to have a tighter thumb section.
  • You may wish to make this larger for your thumb/hand size – so you can add 2 sts – go up to 10 sts on each side (20 total) or 12 sts on each side (24 total).
  • Knit 1 round.

Start the shaping:

  • Round 1: (RS) – K until 2 sts from the end, W+T,
  • Round 2: (WS) – P until 2 sts from end, W+T,
  • Round 3: K until 2 sts from last wrap, W+T,
  • Round 4: P until 2 sts from last wrap, W+T.
  • Rep the short rows 3 and 4 once more.
  • K all sts in the round picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the accompanying stitch.
  • Change to 4mm (US 6) needles.
  • Next round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • Cast off in rib.
  • Weave in all loose ends and secure.
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