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Simple wrist warmers / fingerless gloves all done in half double crochet. Sport weight wool makes for a wearable, lightweight, yet warm mitt. You will need just the one 50g skein to make yourself a pair! Also check out my pattern for wrist warmers all in double crochet.We’ve pulled together a list of ten of the best fingerless gloves for men and women - and there’s something for everyone, depending on the purpose of your gloves and your budget.
A hybrid of glove and mitten contains open-ended sheaths for the four fingers (as in a fingerless glove, but not the thumb) and an additional compartment encapsulating the four fingers. This compartment can be lifted off the fingers and folded back to allow the individual fingers ease of movement and access while the hand remains covered. The usual design is for the mitten cavity to be stitched onto the back of the fingerless glove only, allowing it to be flipped over (normally held back by Velcro or a button) to transform the garment from a mitten to a glove. These hybrids are called convertible mittens or glittens, a combination of "glove" and "mittens". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Fingerless gloves are useful where dexterity is required that gloves would restrict. Cigarette smokers and church organists sometimes use fingerless gloves. Some gloves include a gauntlet that extends partway up the arm. Cycling gloves for road racing or touring are usually fingerless. Guitar players may also use fingerless gloves in circumstances where it is too cold to play with an uncovered hand.
Who needs fingerless gloves? My husband's grandmother is a manic crocheter, but her hands will seize up if they're not kept warm - this is a trick that's worked well for her in the past. I type lots as part of my job, so need to keep my hands warm to help stave off RSI. They're also great for biking, driving, handling money, and anything else where you want your hands and knuckles covered but need fingers. He waved his right hand airily, and the boy noticed that it was covered from wrist to knuckles with what appeared to be a fingerless glove of black velvet. (Source: dictionary.cambridge.org)