In knitting, steeking is a shortcut used to knit garments such as sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece.
These fingerless gloves are knit in the round on a 16” circular needle with steeks dividing them, then cut apart and finished with a button band. They are a good way to gain experience with steeks on a small project.
The finished gloves are approximately 8.5 inches around the palm and about 6 inches long. They can be made larger or smaller by changing gauge or by adding pattern repeats for either length or circumference. If changing the circumference, the location for the thumb may need to be adjusted.
The gloves require approximately 270 yards in two or more colors. The pattern includes charts and directions for either two or four colors, but can be adjusted to use more or fewer colors. For four colors, 70 yards each should be enough for average sized hands.