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The weather in Dubai has turned for the better and this means it’s cool enough in the evenings to wear a light sweater. But not enough to leave the AC off during the night. That means cold hands and fingers. And feet.

Necessity is the mother of invention. It is also the mother of instant gratification knits! Like this pair of super quick, super easy fingerless gloves I made last week.


Keen readers might recognise the yarn I used as the half-done Charybdis socks. Whilst it was a good design, simple yet effective, I lost love for it and decided to frog and resurrect the yarn as something else. Since I had already completed one sock, the yarn was cut in half. I frogged and re-wound them into two separate balls and started knitting.

I have done a lot of twisted stitches lately so I decided to ditch the cable/twist pattern on this and just knitted plain stockinette. It worked too. Basically I took the numbers on the pattern and used it to make my plain gloves.

I also added extra rows after the thumb since I wanted to keep my fingers warm. I love how cozy these are and how they still give my fingers free movement. Next time I will probably try and knit half fingers a la Knucks. for some reason this design makes it difficult for me to knit on other projects while wearing the gloves. Or maybe you’re not supposed to knit while wearing woolen gloves anyway.

I do love this pair, and have enough yarn leftover to do another pair for my daughter. Maybe for that pair I will do the cable panel, just so we can tell our pairs apart!

Project: Can Too! (Raveled!)
Pattern: CanCans by Erica Lomax (download here)
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight, Rare Gems – I used just about half a skein
Needles: 2.5mm
Cast on: 16 Nov 2010
Cast off: 19 Nov 2010
Notes: Mods as mentioned above

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One response

  1. Great pair of handwarmers! Vineet has settled on Dashing for the Toast Tosh DK, hope it all works out!!

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