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Old 12-04-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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Fingerless gloves?
I may sound like a complete idiot asking this but I was always told there is no such thing as a stupid question except the one not asked.

What is the point of fingerless gloves? Are they mostly a fashion statement? Last night while I was walking my dog I thought I might like to knit myself a pair( all the patterns I have seen really are cute!). But then I noticed my wrists and hands weren't cold only my my fingers were. Please enlighten me! Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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I wondered the same thing before I made a pair... My hands get cold though in the house when I'm knitting or on the computer and these do help but at the same time my fingers are free to knit or type... outside they don't really do much good for me...although I do keep a pair in the car for when the steering wheel is to cold...
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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Thanks Dustina! I just noticed you are a mod!! Congrats! Is this new or am I complete oblivious??
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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It's new!!

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Old 12-04-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
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I was wondering about both of those things - the gloves and Dustina being a mod - I thought I was oblivious too! Congrats!

And the gloves - well, some of those patterns are too cute not to try ... maybe they'll even help with my dry skin around the knuckles...
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Yes; mostly a fashion thing. However, I do own a pair of fingerless gloves that I use quite often. I do calligraphy for our re-enactment group and need use of my fingers even when it is cold. So I have a pair of fingerless gloves so that the rest of my hand stays warm, but my fingers are free to write. A friend of mine uses her gloves when she collects her chicken's eggs. She said she kept dropping the eggs because her gloves were too slick, so she knit up a pair without fingers. I've seen electric linemen using them as well. I guess anyone who needs the dexterity of their fingers would benefit from fingerless gloves.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:12 PM   #7
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I'm making my daughters fingerless mittens to use at work when the office is cold. They need their fingers free to type so I thought this might help. I am making them in Oh So Boring, but Professional Black..
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:18 PM   #8
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My hands get cold in the house and while driving too and the fingerless gloves do keep them warmer. Lol I even make my hand into a fist and put my fingers down inside them when they get very cold. My pair doesn't have those little finger seperations, it's just a tube at the end.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:21 PM   #9
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Congrats Dustinac on your new position on this site.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Plantgoddess+ View Post
Congrats Dustinac on your new position on this site.
Ditto.

I have a pair of the mittens where the mitten ends come off and fold back leaving fingerless gloves. The fingerless gloves are good for when I need more manual dexterity than fingered gloves would provide.
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