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 Post subject: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:49 am 
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I need some fingerless gloves or arm warmers. Are they the same thing? When I'm reading in bed my sleeves slide down my arms and my arms freeze. I'm always cold, the cold weather is setting in, and I believe in keeping the heat low to save money and the world. So I'm mostly looking for something to wear indoors, but I might wear them outside too. Does anyone have any thing you love and recommend? I don't knit, I can crochet, but I hate following directions, so I'm not sure about making my own.

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:00 am 
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I bought some fleece ones last year from easy and I love them. They don't have individual fingers though.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/xmittens?ref=top_trail

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Individual fingers or not is definitely something I'd like opinions on. Which way is better and why? Those look nice linanil, but a lot of them look short. I'm pretty sure I need them to be fairly long, like just below the elbow. It looks like they have a few that are long. How long are yours?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:07 pm 
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This is my favorite source for fingerless gloves. I have 2 pairs and want to buy more.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZenAndCoffee

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I bought a pair of the short ones and loved them so much, I bought the long ones. I'd recommend the long ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:09 am 
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bunniee wrote:
This is my favorite source for fingerless gloves. I have 2 pairs and want to buy more.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZenAndCoffee

Zomg, those are hot! I want a pair of each!

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
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Sock Dreams has some and they do free US shipping!

http://www.sockdreams.com/products/accessories/arm-warmers/

PS check the materials, they do carry some wool ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
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I have several different styles of fingerless gloves, both the ones that look like normal gloves with the tips of the fingers cut off and the ones that are basically a tube with thumb holes. The ones with individual fingers are a bit warmer, as would be expected, but the tube-style ones are still really nice. I've been crocheting a bunch of pairs lately, without a pattern. Basically all you do is a tube with a thumb hole, the size that fits me is to start with a chain of 23, then do a half double crochet for six rows, chain 12, skip 6 stitches, and then make more rows. When you go over the chained section stitch into every other loop though, so the tube stays the same diameter. Super easy, and you can make a pair in a few hours.


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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:00 pm 
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i make a bunch but always knit. i would say indiv fingers are only necessary if it is seriously cold where you are- for indoor reading, for example, or not intense cold, just hand type warmers (or hand plus thumb, which is what i always make) are good enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:45 pm 
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I can't recommend any sites or patterns or anything but I'd like to contribute to this thread because I'm really excited since I just found out that my Aunt is knitting me another pair of arm warmers! She knit me some a few years ago and they are the tube type with a thumb hole, but are too short for my liking. I would prefer the type that is almost to my elbow. I have to go to her house to try on the first one she knit to see if it is long enough and I am so thankful that she is willing to make me another pair without me even asking! I'm not sure how she found out I would like another pair but I'm really glad she did!


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Shantylass wrote:
I have several different styles of fingerless gloves, both the ones that look like normal gloves with the tips of the fingers cut off and the ones that are basically a tube with thumb holes. The ones with individual fingers are a bit warmer, as would be expected, but the tube-style ones are still really nice. I've been crocheting a bunch of pairs lately, without a pattern. Basically all you do is a tube with a thumb hole, the size that fits me is to start with a chain of 23, then do a half double crochet for six rows, chain 12, skip 6 stitches, and then make more rows. When you go over the chained section stitch into every other loop though, so the tube stays the same diameter. Super easy, and you can make a pair in a few hours.

Ok, that doesn't sound to hard. Maybe I'll get some yarn I like and give it a try. Thanks Shantylass!

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
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i like to cut off the toes of knee socks. then i cut a hole for my thumb.

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I have these from Sock Dreams and they're super soft and warm. http://www.sockdreams.com/products/acce ... rm-warmers

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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
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joni wrote:
i like to cut off the toes of knee socks. then i cut a hole for my thumb.


i did this but with the finger-bits by cutting the tips off all the toes on a pair of long toe socks from the thrift store!


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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:54 am 
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My favorite are these. I am afraid I purchased four pairs in different colors from various websites. They are hand-knit in Peru of cotton and Tencel.

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They are in various colors in various places. Indigenous Designs has them in berry, citrine, and mint. Element Ecowear also has them in a sea color, and I've seen them elsewhere in teal, denim, rose, slate, and burgundy. (I have them in charcoal, slate, berry, and citrine. I really want them in almond and straight black, but I think they are no longer available.) They are also really cute scrunched down by the wrist.


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 Post subject: Re: Can we talk fingerless gloves/arm warmers?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:06 am 
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
I need some fingerless gloves or arm warmers. Are they the same thing? When I'm reading in bed my sleeves slide down my arms and my arms freeze. I'm always cold, the cold weather is setting in, and I believe in keeping the heat low to save money and the world. So I'm mostly looking for something to wear indoors, but I might wear them outside too. Does anyone have any thing you love and recommend? I don't knit, I can crochet, but I hate following directions, so I'm not sure about making my own.


You can get great arm-warmers from running/triathlon stores/rowing stores. I use these on the bike in cooler weather: http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSB_8010_8.html?utm_source=google&utm_term=SB_8010_8&utm_campaign=datafeed_compshopeng&utm_medium=productLink&skuID=SB-8010-000-L

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