Fingerless mittens help keep your hands warm without blocking any dextarity for your fingers. You can write, type, pick up small items while keeping your hands warm. As it turns out they are a quick easy knit and you can be as creative as you like with the designs. I was able to make two pair from one ball of yarn, so they can also be a great stash buster if you have little bits of left over yarn.
These were knitted flat then the sides are sewn together, leavaing an opening for the thumb. If you want you can add a thumb gusset after you sew the side seam. I will include just a little bit on that too.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need:
1 pair straight knitting needles, american size 4 or 5. I used size 5 on most of these mittens.
1 4 ounce ball of yarn, size 4. I used Deborah Norville's Everyday soft worsted and Vana's choice on some
1 cable needle or stitch holder (not pictured, but a double point needle is a good cable needle choice)
1 yarn needle
stitch guage - but any ruler or tape measure can be just as effective