Rules for Feeding the Stash

Monday, December 8, 2014

FO: Fingercuffs

I've kind of always had a thing for fingerless mitts. I can trace it back to a pretty solid punk phase I went through when I was younger, and I've always had at least one pair of cut-up gloves ever since. So when I started knitting, I got really excited to be able to knit my own. As I've grown since then, I've continued to appreciate the aesthetic of fingerless gloves, but I've also developed a real appreciation for their functionality as well.

When I started planning these, I had a couple of things in mind that would, to me, constitute the perfect pair of fingerless gloves. I like them to not go to far up my arm, so they don't interfere with the sleeves of my cardigans. I prefer them to be fingering weight-I overheat easily, so I don't like something too thick over my warm palms. I also like them to reach up to my second knuckle, whenever possible. I have a touch of arthritis in my fingers, and keeping the second knuckles warm helps a lot. Since my office HVAC is so wonky, I wanted to be sure my fingers would stay nice and toasty while still being free to work, but I also didn't want the rest of my hands to get too warm. I also plan to wear these often, and while I don't usually care too much about how my accessories match the rest of my outfit, I wanted these to be neutral enough to always looks like I'm put together.

Overall, I'm really pleased with how these came out, and I think they're my favorite pair of mitts that I've ever made.

1 comment:

  1. Seems like you really thought this through and it paid off. The fit seems absolutely perfect, they must be very comfortable.