Knitting Patterns and NaNo Burnout

It is true confession time folks. Each time I do the NaNo I hit burnout afterwards. Usually I don’t do much except whine about it for a week then go back to work. Tee hee!  This year is different. I’ve had a number of requests for the knitting pattern for those fingerless gloves.
The problem is, the pattern is in my head. So this week, the only writing I’ve managed is to try to get the pattern into a document. If it doesn’t work, please don’t shoot, this is my very first attempt to write a pattern.

Knitting Pattern for Fingerless Gloves
Supplies needed: worsted weight yarn (two balls), four 5mm double pointed knitting needles, one cable needle, one stitch holder, and three stitch markers.
Instructions for smaller size in brackets.
Left glove:
Cast on 32 stitches as follows: needle #3= 8 (6), needle#2=17, needle #1=7 (5)
Set stitch marker and Knit one round.
Round 2: Needle #1=K7 (5) / Needle #2= K2, P1, K1, P2, K6, P2, K1, P1, K1 / needle #3= K8 (6)
Round 3: Needle #1 K7 (5) / Needle #2= K1, P1, K1,P3, K6, P3, K1, P1 / needle #3=K8 (6)
Round 4: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2= K2, P1, K1, P2, slip three st. onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K3, K3 from cable needle, P2, K1, P1, K1, / needle #3= K8 (6)
Round 5: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 K1, P1, K1, P3, K6, P3, K1, P1 / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 6: needle #1K7 (5) / needle #2 K2, P1, K1, P2, K6, P2, K1, P1, K1 / needle #3K8 (6)
Round 7: needle #1K7 (5) / needle #2K1, P1, K1, P3, K6, P3, K1, P1 / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 8: needle #1 K7 (5)/ needle #2 K2, P1, K1, P2, K6, P2, K1, P1, K1 / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 9: needle #1 K7 (5)/ needle #2 K1, P1, K1, P3, K6, P3, K1, P1 / needle #3 K8 (6)
Repeat rounds 4 through 9 until work measures 6 inches or desired length to thumb.
Begin making thumb gusset as follows.
First round / Needle #1: K5 (3) place st. marker, lift bar between stitches to make knew stitch, Knit through back, K1, make another st. the same way, place marker, K1 / needle #2; continue in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Second round: needle #1, K9 (7) / needle #2, cont. in pattern / needle #3, K8 (6)
Round 3: needle #1 K5 (3) make 1, K3, make 1, K1, / needle #2 cont. in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 4: needle #1 K11 (9) / needle #2 continue in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 5: needle #1 K5 (3), make one, K5, make 1, K1, / needle #2 continue in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 6: needle #1, K13 (11), / needle #2, in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 7: needle #1, K5 (3), make 1, K7, make 1, K1 / needle #2 in pattern / needle 33 K8 (6)
Round 8: needle #1 K15 (13) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 9: needle #1, K5 (3), make 1, K9, make 1, K1 / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 10: needle #1 K17 (15) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 11: needle #1 K5 (3), make 1, K11, make 1, K1 / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 12: needle #1 K19 (17) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K8 (6)
Round 13: needle #1 K5 (3), slip 13 sts between markers onto st. holder, K1 (now 6 (4) st on needle #1, needle #2 in pattern, / needle #3 K8 (6)
Continue pattern with 6 (4) stitches on needle #1, 17 on #2, and 8 (6) on #3 until measurement from thumb gusset to end reaches two and one half or three inches as desired for finger length. Cast off.
Divide thumb stitches onto three needles and knit four rounds. Cast off.
Right Glove:
Begin as left glove and proceed to thumb gusset.
Right thumb gusset:
Round 1: needle #1, K7 (5), needle #2 in pattern, needle #3, K2, add marker, make 1, K1, make 1, add marker, K5 (3)
Round 2: needle #1, K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K10 (8)
Round 3: needle #1, K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K2, make 1, K3, make 1, K5 (3)
Round 4: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K12 (10)
Round 5: needle #1, K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K2, make 1, K5, make 1, K5 (3)
Round 6: needle #1, K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K14 (12)
Round 7: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K2, make 1, K7, make 1, K5 (3)
Round 8 needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K16 (14)
Round 9: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K 2, make 1, K9, make 1, K5 (3)
Round 10: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K18 (16)
Round 11: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K2, make 1, K11, make 1, K5 (3)
Round 12: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3 K20 (18)
Round 13: needle #1 K7 (5) / needle #2 in pattern / needle #3, K2, slip 13 sts between markers onto st. holder, K5 (3) seven sts left on needle #3
Continue in pattern to desired length and cast off.
Pick up thumb sts on three needles, K 5 rounds, cast off.
Tidy ends and you’re done! Congratulations!

9 thoughts on “Knitting Patterns and NaNo Burnout”

  1. Samantha WarrenSamantha Warren

    I do love those gloves. Can you come to my house now and teach me how to knit so I can use the pattern? 😛

  2. Jennette Marie PowellJennette Marie Powell

    I don't know how to knit, so that pattern looks really complicated!

    I know what you mean about burnout. It's like the brain is tired after cranking out all those words in such a short time. I know mine is! So I'm trying to finish a revision, AND do all the extra things we have to do for the holidays. Good luck with your pattern, and congrats on your NaNo win!

  3. Morgan DragonwillowMorgan Dragonwillow

    I am another non-knitter but I do love to crochet. I crocheted a lovely glove pattern last year that I had a lot of fun with. They didn't look as warm as yours though. Congrats on your completing NaNo this year!

  4. CoraCora

    It was helpful to know you experience burnout after Nano. I wondered what was going on with me.

  5. Lisa Hall-WilsonLisa Hall-Wilson

    Woot! I think I can follow that. The double point needles frustrate me – always lose stitches, but I'll give it a whirl. Thanks so much for putting this down. Printing pattern now… 😛

  6. charismaloycharismaloy

    I might know of a crocheter that could help with that…. She might trade for knitting lessons

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