The leaves are changing, and it’s gorgeous outside this week. With a 40 degree difference between morning and afternoon, it’s all about layers and transitional clothing. And what’s more transitional than fingerless gloves or mittens? Perfect for cool days and nights, chilly offices and homes, and just looking supah cool. Here on some of the ones I’ve made and loved.
1. Easy Victorian Shell Mitts (crochet) – I change these up a bit from the original pattern, lengthening the cuffs significantly. They’re lacy, but warm! And easily scaled down for kids to boot. Fast and fun pattern, and free!
2. Surface Waves (crochet) – I’ve made two pairs of these, and love the look in both. The first is in simple kitchen cotton (zombie combat, anyone?) and the second is a sleek and sophisticated merino blend.
3. Entwined (knit) -Cables and fall go together like… chickens and life lessons? I don’t know, I just know that I like them, you like them, and these gloves are so fancy they might smack you themselves. The pattern runs a little narrow for those who knit tightly (ME), so keep that in mind and think about adding a few stitches if you like your gloves on the roomy side.
4. Small Fry Fingerless Gloves (knit) – These are fast fast fast,ridiculously simple, and a great present for any kiddos in your vicinity. My boys are instant superheroes with their gloves on! The pair on the left was made per the pattern, while the pair on the right was scaled down for a two year old.
Happy crafting and many warm fingers to you all! (Well, 10 each preferably, let’s not be greedy…)
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