You can roll the second layer all the way up to uncover your fingers, all the way down and over your fingertips to create mittens, or anywhere in between. I ended up using the gloves a lot with the extra layer folded back slightly to reveal my fingertips (as in the second picture). The fold creates some extra warmth just where you need it. And since I used stretchy fabric, the fabric keeps itself in place however far I roll it up or down.
Sewing these gloves requires some sewing experience. This is mainly because the fingers require quite a bit of precision. The pattern itself is not difficult: you'll just use your hand as a basis for the glove and create a cylinder out of a rectangle for the second layer. Both layers are made of fabric with some stretch (like jersey), and I thought it was a nice touch to use different colours and a ribbon that brings the two colours together.
In the following nine steps, I'll show you what materials you need, how to make the pattern and how to sew the gloves.
Step 1: Materials
So, here's your shopping list:
- 50 cm of fabric #1 (jersey or some other stretch material)
- 60 cm of fabric #2 (jersey or other stretch)
- 50 cm of ribbon