Monday, 29 April 2013

River's Gloves - Knitting Pattern

I made these as an accompaniment to the River's Diary pattern I posted not long ago. Subtle Doctor Who references are embroidered on the back of the hand. The cuff is modeled on River's Diary, with sixteen panels encircling the wrist. This is meant to be the first in a slate of Doctor Who inspired glove patterns, so stay tuned for more.


CO 30 sts and arrange evenly onto 3 needles. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. Now, follow either the chart or the written instructions.


Round 1-2: k all
Round 3: [k2, p13] twice
Round 4: [k2, p1, k11, p1] twice

Round 5: [k2, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1] twice
Round 6: [k2, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1] twice
Round 7-9: As round 6 (3 rounds)

Repeat rounds 5-9 three more times, until you have sixteen panels.

Round 25: [k2, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1] twice
Round 26: [k2, p1, k11, p1] twice
Round 27: [k2, p13] twice

Round 1-2: K all
Round 3: k15, place marker, m1, k2, m1, place marker, k to end (32)
Round 4-6: k all (3 rounds)
Round 7: k15, slip marker, m1, k to marker, m1, slip marker, k to end (34)

Repeat rounds 4-7 twice more, until you have 38 stitches on your needles.

Round 16-23: k all (8 rounds)
Round 24: k to first marker, remove marker, k1, place next 8 sts on holder, k1, remove marker, k to end.
Round 25-35: k all (10 rounds)
Round 36: p all

BO loosely

Pick up the stitches on your holder and join in the yarn.
Round 1: k8, pick up and k 2 sts.
Round 2-7: k all (6 rounds)
Round 8: p all

BO loosely

Weave in the ends, making sure to close up any holes around the thumb. Take a length of white yarn and a tapestry needle and embroider words on the back of the glove. On one glove, put the words ‘Hello sweetie XO’. On the other, put ‘Spoilers’. Weave in these ends to the white yarn on the inside of the glove. Voila, you’re done!

As always, I do have a PDF version of the pattern. Happy knitting!


  1. I LOVE your blog.

    1. Thank you so much; that means a lot. I do have a pair of Dalek gloves coming as well, and I'll post them as soon as I've had time to test knit them.

  2. Sounds awesome (: