Fingerless gloves are an excellent way to keep your hands warm while still maintaining use of your fingers. This is especially important for those with RSI, or poor circulation due to any number of ailments.
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.
Since regular stretchy gloves are so ridiculously cheap, there's no reason to buy pricey fingerless gloves when you can make them yourself. Here's what you need to know!
Thanks to carleyy for the video!
Step 1: Buy gloves & find scissors
First, buy yourself a cheap pair of gloves. I find that the slightly stretchy ones work best, as the fingers will still fit snugly after you trim them.
I'm also a fan of stripey gloves, as they give you cut lines!
These gloves came from Old Navy, $2.50 for two pair. I got 4 pair for a whopping $5 and shared the rest around the office.
You'll also need scissors! A nice pair of fabric scissors will do the job cleanly and quickly, but any scissors will suffice.
Step 2: Identify cut points
I chose to cut at the first knuckle, and the gloves retracted to the second knuckle. Stretchy!