Cold weather is acomin' and my one had gets really cold. So last winter, I made myself a Fingerless glove for my right hand. It worked out really well. I also made a pair for the kids to give to their dad (my ex.- yeah, I know, but the kids...) He's a carpenter and they were worried about him being cold while working. Anyway, here's the pattern I used with my modifications at the end. I really enjoy having it to wear.
Materals: approx. 2 oz worsted weight yarn
Size 6 and 8 needles (straights or double points)
Needle for finishing.
Using size 6 needles, work in K1, P1 for 3" to 5"
Row 1 ,3, 5,: Knit [if you need to change length to thumb]
Row 2 , 4, 6, : Purl [if you need to change length to thumb]
Row 7: Knit 14/17/18/21 stitches. Place marker, K 2, Place Marker, Knit to end
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: K across to markers slip marker, Increase in each of the two stitches (4 stitches), slip marker, knit across
Row 10 , Purl
Row 11 : Knit to marker, slip marker, inc in first stitch, k in following stitches, inc in last stitch (6 stitches), knit across
Row 12 : Purl
Row 13 : Knit to marker, slip marker, inc in first stitch, k in following stitches, inc in last stitch (8 stitches), knit across
Row 14 : Purl to marker slip marker, knit 8, slip marker, Purl to end
Row 15 : Knit to marker, slip marker, Increase in first stitch, knit to last stitch and increase (10 stitches), knit across row
Row 16 : Purl across to marker, slip marker, Knit 10, slip marker, purl across
Row 17 : Knit across to marker, slip marker, increase in first stitch, knit to last stitch and increase (12 stitches), slip marker, knit across
Row 18 : Purl to marker, slip marker, knit 12, slip marker, purl across
Row 19 : Knit to marker, remover marker, bind off 12 (knit first stitch, knit next stitch and then slide the first stitch over the second stitch). Do this to marker, remove marker, then slip that last stitch back on with the rest of the to-be-knit stitches, knit it and all the others to end. (This binding off and reknitting that last slipped stitch keeps a hole from forming in bound-off area.)
Row 20 : Purl across stitches
*Row 21 , 23 : Knit
*Rows 22 , 24 : Purl
Repeat from* for number of rows you want for palm length(remember to include the 6 rows below in calculating your length), ending with purl row.
If you want a tighter top, do six rows in K1, P1 ribbing and bind off.
Otherwise, knit six rows even and bind off.
Sew up side seam (if using straight needles) and fasten off end.
I used Size 2 needles to cast on and do the cuff
Cast on 47 stitches.
K1 P1 for 5” was how tall I made the palm.