Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
AniseRN
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 32
Thanks: 16
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Flip-top mittens/gloves: with or without fingers?
Who here has worn flip-top or convertible mittens/gloves? I want to make some, and I'm not sure whether to make ones with just one opening for the hand (like mittens with a "hat"), or with separate short fingers (like fingerless gloves with a hat). Which one is warmer? More comfortable? Which do you like wearing better and why? I figure on keeping the thumb enclosed...

Thank you for any feedback from your experience!

Anise
AniseRN is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
dddebbb3
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 32
Thanks: 8
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
no fingers for me
I prefer no finger holes. They're easier to get on and off, much easier to knit, and sometimes I want to curl my fingers into my palm for warmth. I recommend the pattern called Pop Up Paws by Mary O'Keefe-Dockman.
dddebbb3 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dddebbb3 For This Useful Post:
AniseRN (11-01-2010)
Old 10-31-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
I agree.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ingrid For This Useful Post:
AniseRN (11-01-2010)
Old 11-01-2010, 01:13 AM   #4
AniseRN
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 32
Thanks: 16
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Thank you both! This is just the kind of information I was hoping for. Plus--how nice that you prefer to wear the kind that are easier to knit! Thank you again.

Anise
AniseRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 07:34 AM   #5
hyperactive
Working the Gusset
 
hyperactive's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,097
Thanks: 104
Thanked 237 Times in 219 Posts
I wore those for years and years... WITH finger holes, just like 2 or 3 rows. That makes them sit better in my opinion. When thinking of making some for myself, I thought of making them with WITH the little stubs.

and, yes, the tumb stays a regual "glove thumb", but you can steal the idea off the hunting gloves and make a slit on one side near the base, then you can "dive out" with your tumb and use the "bare finger" if needed.
__________________
Continental Knitter with passion, pretty busy and always onto something new.

I have been away from the forum for a bit, but I am still around!
hyperactive is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
flip top mittens katknit Pattern Central 0 12-13-2008 01:36 PM
Flip top mittens newamy What'cha Knittin'? 8 09-11-2008 10:17 AM
Need help with Flip-Top Mittens Kittyangelgirl Pattern Central 4 12-08-2007 09:23 PM
Gloves-need help w/ fingers mostlytrue How-to Questions 2 11-16-2007 01:35 AM
how to add fingers to gloves? surlyrabbit How-to Questions 3 11-28-2006 01:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 PM.