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Date: 11/28/13 1:28 AM

There's a tender hand in the household that will need a lot of TLC this winter as the three middle fingers heal.

Looking for favorite glove and mitten patterns so I can morph together something comfortable that is suitable for driving.

If by chance, anyone has seen a rtw mitten/glove with separate pinky and thumb and a large space for the three middle fingers together, please let me know.

You all are pretty resourceful so I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thank you.


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Date: 11/28/13 2:08 AM

Serious searches often lead to delightful finds......

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Date: 11/28/13 9:33 AM

Why not just trace your hand in the position you require the mittens to be- add a small seam allowance and cut and sew them out of some polar fleece?

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Date: 11/28/13 11:00 AM

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Why not just trace your hand in the position you require the mittens to be- add a small seam allowance and cut and sew them out of some polar fleece?

You can do this. If you don't require them to allow you to use your hands, this works fine. The problem is that thumbs are not on the side of the hand, they're in front. If you don't allow for that, you can't really use your thumb.

I have some 'lobster claw' mittens (thumb, index +middle, ring +pinky) that I made for mild temperature biking. They're made of fleece, and I started with "trace your hand", made the obvious adjustment for thumb position, and then iterated over several versions until I got it right. Took a couple hours, and four or five tries. (Remember, you only need to make one when testing.)

You can also simply modify an existing pattern to provide a pinky space. that might be quickest
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Date: 11/28/13 11:04 AM

how about just a mitten pattern I have several that I could trace for you. Let me know pm me . I would be happy to trace and send.
They are made out of fleece.

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Date: 11/28/13 2:13 PM

You all are the best! Thank you for the term; lobster claw mitten. Needed that bit of information. Thank you for the hints on making the thumb work. That will be important for driving. And, thank you for the suggestion on polar fleece - and I thought I would be able to resist JoAnn's tomorrow. Saved those hospital socks knowing they would be handy for something, that fabric should be great for the palm. And, Skae, thank you, I will send a PM.

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Date: 11/28/13 5:47 PM

One caution: I have found that fleece or knit gloves profit from a small leather or fake leather patch in the palm. It makes the grip on a steering wheel much more secure.

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Date: 11/29/13 2:31 AM

I made some sort of fingerless ones for Xmas for several people one year. I think I may have used this pattern.



That's a Green Pepper Pattern and I think it was on a rack, inside Joann's fabrics. I did the finger free ones, and made them without any cuff, and my fabric was a sort of bonded fabric, like polar fleece on the outside, and berber fleece bonded to it on the inside. Also I made the middle of the palm part of real suede on top of it, so it was still rather "grippy" there. They got used driving and gardening and pushing a rototiller and for all sorts of stuff. No finger tips on those, but those seemed to give good free hand movement when wearing them.

I think any glove pattern that has the boxed insert pieces on the side of your fingers could be adapted though, by just drawing around the first 3 fingers and making more as one, and then just using a long skinny strip of same fabric for the boxed side part of it, if you want just 3 fingers together like that. It sounds like what ever happened, might be kind of painful, if you don't want to be able to move the fingers there, or keep them more rigid, maybe you could even use something like this

http://www.braceability.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/135x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/o/Bort-112770-DigiSoft-Finger-Orthosis_002_16.jpg

or just part of one, cut up even, kind of incorporated into it, just since if you make something, you could make a little pocket in it, that something more rigid could even slide into?

I would be careful of what kind of fabric on a steering wheel on your hands though, as I actually don't like anything slippery on my hands and not even polar fleece or anything like that then, just more real leather instead, on mine, on a steering wheel, if not bare fingered, even though I have a leather covered steering wheel most times. Just since if doing a U turn or going around a big curve you may have to release it and re-grip it even sometimes. Or might even be one handed and doing something else at the same time with the other one even, and I just like the best "grip" possible then.
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Date: 11/29/13 9:30 AM

This is a tut for a basic mitten. I know you're talented and smart enough to figure out the pinky fit.

Mittens

Karen makes them out of recyled sweaters and sells them in her etsy shop but was nice enough to post a tut when asked.

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Date: 11/29/13 1:42 PM

I was going to suggest Jalie 2318, which I have made loads.
The mittens are essentially the same as the ones SimplyStitches linked to above, so perhaps you could look at the Jalie instructions if you want an alternate explanation of how they go together

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