Tunisian Cable Gloves

Tunisian Cable Gloves

18th September 2019 0 By cosycrochet

Last week I shared part 1 of the Tunisian Cable series, the cable hat. This week I am sharing the pattern for the Tunisian Cable gloves. This second piece, is actually the first time I have attempted to design gloves for an adult, and being as how I made them chunky I decided they would work best as either a fingerless glove or mitten. After a little playing around, I decided the fingerless glove was the option I wanted, although I may well look at some adult mittens some point in the future.

Cable Gloves
Cable Gloves

The second cable piece in the collection features just one long cable across the length of the glove and in order to make sure that cable was centrally across the middle at the front of the glove, each glove has slightly different instructions. Although once you get into the glove patterns you will probably notice that they mirror each other. The chunky yarn will make sure that you are keeping your hands warm either way.

The pattern comes with notes on extending and shortening the length of the gloves as well as altering the diameter too. The ones I made were quite stretchy, but that maybe as part of the yarn was 20% wool. Either way, there are plenty of notes to adjust these gloves to hopefully suit everyone who wants to wear them.

You can get the Free pattern below, without the cable tutorial, however, there is a the pdf printer friendly and ad free version available to purchase through my Etsy store here, which contains a detailed picture tutorial on the cables, and hopefully before the cable series is up I will be able to get a video live on working Tunisian cables.

Join me next week for the third part of the series, the Tunisian Cable scarf.

Vicky x

Chunky Cable Gloves (Adult sized)

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make these gloves;

  • Chunky Yarn (or 2 strands of aran held together if you want to have a varied colour effect) 100m (110g when using Aldi rainbow cakes – I used a purple cake)
  • 8mm double ended Tunisian hook
  • Additional hook (as close to 8mm as possible, and it is easier if it has no end)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

2. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • TKS – Tunisian Knit Stitch
  • TFS – Tunisian Full Stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • TKS dec – 2 Tunisian Knit stitches together – insert hook like a TSS through first stitch, then through second stitch like a Knit stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop through both loops on hook
  • TPS dec – pull yarn to the front then insert hook through next 2 stitches, yarn over and pull through both loops as you would for a purl stitch.
  • RP – return pass, always yarn over and pull 2 loops
  • 6 cable – this is where the cable crosses, see photo tutorial
  • sl st – slip stitch

3. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 12 rows and 10 stitches in a 10cm square of Tunisian purl stitch using an 8mm hook.
  • The finished gloves measure 22cm tall and 25cm around but have quite a lot of stretch in them.   
  • Notes on varying the size of the glove can be found at the end of the pattern.
  • Make sure when carrying the yarn both ways on the cables to keep the yarn loose so the cables don’t become too tight.   See cable instructions for more information.
  • This video will help you getting started with an alternative method for getting your starting chain into the round if you are having trouble with the chain twisting.  https://youtu.be/1vN3KdVB7u4

4. Pattern

Left Glove

Round Instruction Stitches
  Ch 20  
1 20 TSS, RP 20
2 Working into the round (see video in notes) (TKS, TPS) x 10, RP 20
3-4 Rep round 2 20
5 (2 TPS, TFS) x 5, 6 TKS, 4TPS, RP 25
6 15 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, RP 25
7 rep round 6 25
8 15 TPS, 6 cable, 4 TPS, RP 25
9 15 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, RP 25
10-11 Rep round 9 25
12 15 TPS, 6 cable, 4 TPS, RP 25
13-15 Rep round 9 25
16 7 TPS, sl st cast off 5 stitches, 3 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, RP –pull through 2 loops until you reach cast off section, then ch 5, and continue RP as normal 25
17 7 TPS, 5 TSS in ch, 3 TPS, 6 cable, 4 TPS, RP 25
18 (TPS, TPS dec) x 5, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, RP 20
19-20 10 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, RP 20
21 Sl st cast off keeping stitches as 10 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS 20
  Put 12 sc around the thumb hole, sl st and cast off  

Right Glove

Round Instruction Stitches
  Ch 20  
1 20 TSS, RP 20
2 Working into the round (see video in notes) (TKS, TPS) x 10, RP 20
3-4 Rep row 2 20
5 4 TPS, 6 TKS, (2 TPS, TFS) x 5, RP 25
6 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 15 TPS, RP 25
7 rep row 6 25
8 4 TPS, 6 cable, 15 TPS, RP 25
9 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 15 TPS, RP 25
10-11 Rep row 9 25
12 4 TPS, 6 cable, 15 TPS, RP 25
13-15 Rep row 9 25
16 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 3 TPS, sl st cast off 5 TPS, 7 TPS, RP –pull through 2 loops until you reach cast off section, then ch 5, and continue RP as normal 25
17 4 TPS, 6 cable, 3 TPS 5 TSS in ch, 7 TPS, RP 25
18 4 TPS, 6 TKS, (TPS, TPS dec) x 5 20
19-20 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 10 TPS, RP 20
21 Sl st cast off keeping stitches as 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 10 TPS 20
  Put 12 sc around the thumb hole, sl st and cast off  

Sew in all ends.

Notes on altering the size of the glove

  1. If you want more coverage over your fingers then you can work the following rows;
Round Instruction Stitches
21 4 TPS, 6 cable, 10 TPS, RP 20
22-24 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 10 TPS, RP 20
25 Sl st cast off keeping stitches as 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 10 TPS 20
  •  If you want a longer glove in the arm then work rows 8-11 again before going on to row 12
  • If you want a shorter glove in the arm then remove rows 8-11
  • If you want to increase the overall length and width of the glove slightly then I recommend going up a hook size or 2 and working with slightly thicker yarn.
  • If you want to decrease the overall length and width of the gloves then I recommend going down a hook size or 2 and working with slightly thinner yarn.
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