Knitted Cartridge Rib Fingerless Gloves

Introducing the Cozy and Stylish Knitted Cartridge Rib Fingerless Gloves! These gloves are the perfect accessory to keep your hands warm and toasty while still allowing your fingers the freedom to move. Made from a soft and luxurious yarn, these gloves are not only practical but also incredibly comfortable to wear. The unique cartridge rib design adds a touch of elegance to these gloves, making them a fashionable choice for any outfit. The ribbed pattern creates a snug fit, ensuring that the gloves stay securely in place on your hands. Whether you're running errands, typing away at your computer, or simply enjoying a brisk walk in the park, these fingerless gloves will provide the warmth and flexibility you need.

Cartridge Rib Fingerless Gloves

This pattern makes gloves that are about 7″ (17.79 cm) around.


  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • yf = Yarn forward (without adding a wrap)
  • yb = yarn back
  • p2tog = purl 2 together

Gauge: 18 stitches over 4 inches on a size 7 needle

Required Skills:

  • knitting and purling in the round on four needles
  • wrap and turn
  • picking up stitches
  • basic decreases


  • four size 7 double pointed needles or size needed to get gauge
  • 1 ball Aran weight yarn (Vanna’s Choice = 170 yards) (I have about 1/2 the ball left, I would estimate that 100 yds would be enough) (note: the gloves are knit to a tighter gauge than the ball band on the yarn recommends)
  • stitch marker
  • large safety pin, stitch holder or scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle

Yarn: Aran weight – I used Vanna’s choice by Lion Brand in “purple”. I thought this was a good hearty choice, 100% acrylic and machine washable. I knit it on a smaller needle than the label. I wanted a tighter stronger fabric.

Special Techniques:
Wrap and Turn 

Rib Pattern:
(done in the round)
Row 1: *K3, yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb*, K3
Row 2: P1 *yb, s1 purlwise, yf, P3* until last two before the marker then yb, s1 purlwise, yf, P1
A note about the rib pattern:
When you are on the “knit” row, the knit stitch predominate in the rib will be in the middle of the 3 knit stitches.
When you are in the “purl” row of the pattern, the “yarn behind” will be behind the prominent knit stitch of the rib.

Here is a closeup of the rib pattern.

Cast on 31
Divide stitches across 3 needles. Join in the round being careful not to twist stitches.
Work around in row 1 of the rib pattern.
Add a stitch marker. To hold the marker on the needle, work the first stitch of row 2 on the end of that needle. The marker will be very helpful in keeping the rib pattern accurate.
Work 28 rows in the rib pattern. (Count 14 knit stitches in the prominent rib.)
Work to the marker. Wrap & turn. Knit round. (you are now going in the opposite direction. You are knitting on the “inside” of the glove and the purl is on the outside. You are now working counter clockwise around.)
Knit 10 rounds ending at the marker. Put 5 stitches (that you just worked) on a holder. (for this project, a big safety pin or scrap yarn will work.) Keep knitting. Work 26 stitches, then cast on 5 stitches over the 5 on the holder. (back to 31 stitches on the needles) Work another 14 rounds in purl. Cast off in purl.

Take the 5 stitches off the holder. Pick up and purl two stitches up the short side, five stitches across the long side (to match the five stitches below it) and two more stitches on the short side. (14 stitches)
Divide between three needles. Place a stitch marker to mark rows and work in the round.
Purl 8 rows. Cast off in Purl.
Variation: If you have thin delicate thumbs, you could purl 5 stitches off the holder, p2tog, purl 5, p2tog in the first round. Then purl 7 more rows.

Weave in ends. (there are 4 unattached yarns to weave in.) Use the yarn at the base of the thumb to close any small holes that were formed when picking up those stitches.

Here they are in their “pre blocked” state.

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