I'm having so much fun making fingerless mitts. It seems like as soon as I get one pair done another idea pops into my head. Here are a couple from last week.
I don't get as many opportunities to crochet for my boys as I like, so when my youngest asked for his own fingerless gloves, and then informed me he had designed them, I immediately agreed to whip them up. Sigh.
Here's the other side:
No words. Just. No., Words.'
I love fingerless mitts, but my attempts at making them have resulted in a not-so-perfect-fit. They either run too small or too big; too long or too short. I also have one wrist that is nearly an inch larger than the other due to tendonitis, so following a pattern worked in the round just wasn’t working for me.
With these mitts I worked flat, then sewed up the side. I also was able to work to my measurements to ensure I'd get a great fit - something most patterns don't take into account. With one pair I even added buttons to make them adjustable.
I made all three pairs in the last two nights, so they are a quick and easy project if you have a last minute gift. With these I did simple circles and stacked them for embellishment, but they'd look great with flowers or nothing at all.
I'll be making lots more of these I'm sure.