My friend has been talking about making fingerless gloves. She is tall and has long arms, which I never noticed, but she was saying that long sleeve tops never seem to fit the length of her arms and her wrists are always cold in winter. She wanted to make herself some wrist warmers/gloves to keep warm. So I went through my stash and found this ball of Jet by Patons. It's an alpaca/wool mix that I bought from a bargain bin at the wool shop at Katoomba. I love these autumny colours.
I found another quick and easy pattern off Ravelry. This pattern is an easy basic rib pattern : -knit 2 purl 2.
I cast on 34 stitches and used size 5.5.mm needles. I was amazed at how quick these knitted up. I used up almost all the wool to make the gloves 7 inches long. Only a tiny bit of wool was left over to sew up the sides.
I think I'm going to have to go through my stash again to knit myself a pair..:)