I made my first pair of fingerless gloves one cold day on my drive up to Berkeley. Without a suitable heater, I needed something I could wear in the house while reading, writing, cooking, or knitting :) I have since made numerous pairs, all of which work equally well outdoors as in. They are handy for digging things out of your pocket, eating food on chilly days, and even for taking winter exams in cold drafty rooms. There are numerous variations so have fun and experiment!
Yarn: Shine Sport Yarn in Leapfrog and Willow.
Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on #3 - 5 needles
Needles: size 4
Variations: Add color details or intarsia, like the dove sewn on the back of the glove above. Experiment with beads, stripes, and different hems. These gloves are really just the basics and can be customized in any way you see fit!
CO 144, divide evenly over size 4-5 DP needles. Row 1 & 2: K2tog to create ruffled hem. Work 17 rows in St st. Thumb shaping: m2sts ever third row, separated by two stitches in between the inreases for the first row, 4 sts in between them for the next and so on; work 7 sets of increases (14 increases in total). Work 7 more rows after the 7th set of increases. Place 14 increase sts on holder, joining the rest in the round. Work 17 rows or until glove is the desired length on the fingers. Next row add the picot hem: *YO, K2tog, repeat from * to end. Work 5 rows St st. Fold in and sew.
Thumb: Take 14sts off the holder and PU 4 sts from hand. Work 5 rows in St st. Next row add the picot hem: *YO, k2tog, repeat from * to end. Work 5 more rows St st. Fold under and turn glove inside out to sew.