My hands are cold all the time. I don’t know what it is, but whether I’m typing, knitting, or driving, they just can’t stay warm. Those hand warmer packets they sell at stores are a lifesaver if I’m going to be outside for a long period of time (I even have a microwaveable set stashed away somewhere), but there has to be a better solution, right? And I can’t be the only one with this problem, so I wanted to design a new knitting pattern to help those cold-handed people out there! So where to start…
Gloves are great, but no one wants to knit all those fingers one by one. And no one’s fingers are the same length anyway. Mittens would be easier, but I always forget how much of a hassle it is when I have to take them on and off throughout the day to answer the phone and do normal tasks.
Enter fingerless mitts!
They’re fast to knit, don’t hinder your hands, and they’re WARM. Your fingers may be exposed, but trust me, having the rest of your hand and wrist covered in wool makes a huge difference.
I’m still making a few tweaks, but here’s a sneak peek at how they’re shaping up!
There’s no overall shaping needed with fingerless mitts. The ribbing on the wrist and at the top near the bind off edge provide enough shaping to stay on your hands. And this is the easiest thumb gusset you’ll ever do.
It’s a matching set for my SVEA slouchy hat pattern! Just stockinette stitch and ribbing on each – it’s the simple colorwork that really makes the set stand out. I’ll be working on finishing up the pattern for these fingerless mitts in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep those cold hands warm!