Free lunch: Warm hands

I know we’re at the height of summer right now, but winter (and the main gift-giving season of the year) will be upon us before you know it. So if you’re hoping to wear–or give–new handknitted handwear this winter, you may want to get started on it soon!

Looking for a challenge? Look no further: these Sanquhar gloves look mind-bogglingly difficult. But wow, the results sure are stunning.

Did you see the movie Coraline, based on the very excellent book by the same name by Neil Gaiman? Someone’s figured out a pattern for Coraline’s gloves. It’s wonderful when geekery and knitting overlap, isn’t it?

If you like unfettered fingers, try some fingerless mittens. Here’s a pattern for some nice and simple ones.

These rainbow-colored fingerless mitts were designed for homespun, but the author says that Noro would be a good substitute (and I bet they would look great in that yarn!).

I like these XO cable fingerless mitts, too; I’d love to try them as full-on mittens.

And here’s a fingerless mitten pattern sized for a man’s hands.

These daisy-stitch fingerless mitts are awfully cute. That daisy stitch, though–how in the world did someone first figure out to do that?

And if you like unfettered fingers but want to make sure your forearms (and maybe elbows, too!) are nice and toasty, check out these extra-long fingerless gloves.

5 Responses to “Free lunch: Warm hands”

  1. Katie Jon 02 Aug 2010 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for the reminder. Must start knitting for the holiday gift giving season now.

  2. Chrison 02 Aug 2010 at 9:02 pm

    But… it’s a gazillion degrees, with a gazillion percent humidity…

  3. Angeliqueon 05 Aug 2010 at 10:48 am

    Hi Artful Penpal,

    Just wanted to let you know I will be getting a letter out to you this weekend. I did receive your letter. But I will save my words for my letter. Looking forward to writing.

    Grace and Space

  4. […] Marsha’s links to various knitting patterns for gloves and fingerless mitts. […]

  5. Marshaon 15 Aug 2010 at 12:05 pm

    @Katie: What projects to you have in mind?
    @Chris: Yes, but it will be cold sooner that you expect!
    @Angelique: Looking forward to it!