Knit Body Art Fingerless Gloves

from Katherine Rollins Designs

Knit Body Art Fingerless Gloves Pattern


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Knitting: Knit Body Art Fingerless Gloves
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stranded intarsia colorwork

Pattern Description:

These gloves were inspired by Eastern henna body painting traditions. In my research, I was fascinated by the traditions that cherished brides and helped give rest to new mothers.

The gloves are knit flat with two distinct panels which are seamed on the thumb side. The top panel is the stockinette color work pattern and the bottom panel is (K2 P2) rib pattern.


8 stitches = 1" (2.5cm) in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size to fit up to 8.5" (21.5cm) around; 13" (33cm) long


  • Yarn: Color A: Knit Picks Palette [100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yd/50g]; Color: Cornmeal. 2 skeins. Color B: Knit Picks Palette; Color: Marsala. 1 skein.
  • Needles: US3 (3.25mm) straight needles

You Will Also Need:

  • A stitch marker to divide panels
  • A tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

KatherineR on

Started seriously knitting back in college and have done it on and off over the years. Came back to it in full force in 2004, learned to knit socks in 2007, became a knitting teacher in 2007, and started designing in 2010.

About designing: I consider hand knits as art for the body. Each piece should be beautiful, and unique for the wearer.

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