Pattern For Men's Fingerless Gloves

Joe Moore's picture

Hi All,

I'm a beginning knitter, just started my first pair of socks, and I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a mens fingerless glove pattern. (I'm at work and my hands are cold!)

I've got some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn and thought it might make some neat fingerless gloves.

Any thoughts or suggestions?



Johnhansen-tarbox's picture

Check out they have several patterns for fingerless and some of them are sized for men. They even have some that are mittens where the tops fold back.

pjmma's picture

Hey Joe,

I've had this link in my knitting folder on my desktop for at least a year (!). When you asked about fingerless gloves, I went hunting for it:

I like the look of these myself (if I could scrape up the time, I'd love to cast 'em on!) I'm not sure about the sock yarn, as the recommended yarn is worsted. Also: this pattern is rated "Tangy", which in Knitty terms means a bit more complex than a strictly beginner pattern. There is some light cabling going on, but since you're knitting socks, why not jump in?
Anyway, give it a look, it might fit the bill :)

mysterJay's picture

I made a pair of these. They are quite nice. The tangy portion is the thumb, but all in all they were relatively simple.

Crafty Andy's picture

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If you want a good pair , Ravelry has plenty of patterns for free. You are better off making them with a worsted weight or even bulky and small needles, that way you have a very tight fabric

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Hi, Joe - from another. I think I'll buck the trend and say "Go for the sock weight if you want it." My reason? want them for work. My thinking is that they will keep your hands warm and won't be bulky for other tasks. However, you may want to try a pair in worsted - or sport - weight to get used to the principles involved. Either way, have fun with them. However, I can't recommend any patterns as I've only knit regular mittens. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Bill's picture

you might knit your sock weight yarn, double...

Joe Moore's picture

Hi. Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure what you mean by double. I'm a beginning knitter.



teejtc's picture

You can simply hold two strands together and pretend they're one... it, in effect, "doubles" the thickness of the yarn.

It's usually possible to pull one strand off of the "outside" of the skein and another off of the "inside."

Grace and peace,

Aaronknits's picture

I have made several pairs of these and they're great!

The mock cable is easy! You'll need something heavier than sock yarn though.

Joe Moore's picture

Thanks for everyone's input. Its very helpful.
Now I've got some research to do!


captin_jack's picture

I'm making the beer gloves from Son of Stitch and Bitch right now. I am pretty happy with the left hand. And the wrist of the right hand is nice too! I must get these done soon.

I used a bulky weight wool and small needles (size 8), and while they are very warm, I think they would be too heavy for much real work.