The Easiest Gloves in the World

The Easiest Gloves in the World

Avantika Sukhia

Edits travel guides, writes fiction, and knits (in winter). Currently following Utopia, a BBC series that everyone reading this blog must watch.
July 2, 2015

What would a liberated pair of gloves look like?

Similar to a free-spirited human being. Unconventional? Sure. But also, fearless. Fingerless.

These gloves were inspired by a terribly cold morning in December – oh, what the weather can compel us to do – when on a rickshaw ride to work, I was attacked by icy pellets of rain. Although my muffler and coat did the necessary, my hands were numb for the rest of the morning. In the warmth of my living room that evening, I ransacked my belongings to find a pair of wooden knitting needles and a ball of delicious, olive green yarn.



Now, while a conventional design is advisable for winter, this one works wonderfully for those with day-to-day lives – and careers – that require the use of their fingers. This would include employees with desk jobs, freelance writers, illustrators, cooks, hairstylists, gardeners, tailors, homemakers (men, women), and students. This also applies to people (of all age groups) who want their hands to look rad.

You will need:

Knitting needles



Step 1

Cast on 24 stitches.

Step 2

Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches.

(15 rows)

Step 3

Alternate between 1 row of Knit, and 1 row of Purl.

(12 rows)

Step 4

Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches.

(4 rows)

Cast off.

Step 5

Fold the piece in half, wrong side out. Sew the edges together from the bottom up (three and a half inches) – this would mean sewing from the ends of K2, P2 in Step 2. Then, sew the ends from the top (two inches). This should leave an opening for the thumb.

Turn the pair inside out, and viola! A useful pair of fingerless gloves.

Glove - Hand


I came across fantastic alternatives to this pair in DK's Big Book of Knitting, which also contains designs for children's gloves, convertible mittens, and other pretty fingerless variations. It's a little early (and terribly warm) in the year to be knitting, but then again, everyday's a good day to knit!

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