How many stitches do you need for gloves?
To start the first glove, grab one of your knitting needles and cast on 24 stitches if you have a smaller hand, or 28 stitches for an average to large woman’s hand/medium men’s hand. Be sure to include the slip knot as the first stitch, so that there are 24/28 and not 25/29 stitches.
Can you knit gloves with straight needles?
When knitting gloves on straight needles, sew each finger seam individually in addition to the side seams. Be careful when substituting different yarn and needle sizes when making gloves, as even small changes in gauge will have a big effect on the final fit of your glove.
How are knitted gloves made?
Knit gloves are made on knitting machines with a limited range of needle density. Thick gloves made from large yarns are generally knit on machines of 8-10 gauge (8-10 needles per inch). These yarns are the same size you find in winter coats. Larger yarns require larger needle spacing.
Are knitting gloves easy?
You can knit gloves that are simple or elaborate depending on your preference and skill level. Since gloves need to be slightly fitted to be comfortable, using a pattern is highly recommended. Choose a pattern and some yarn and needles, and then try knitting a pair of custom gloves for yourself or for a friend!