I prefer fingerless mitts. They are my go to hand covering for winter.
I knitted a pair of these for a friend for xmas. This is an easy to knit pattern and free on Ravelry. They are a fingerless mitts pattern by Susie Rogers and you can find her shop here.
I also decided a need a quick and easy fingerless mitt for myself. We do a lot of traveling up in the northern states like the Chicago area and it gets quite cold.
Now this is just a simple pattern knit in stockinette stitch with a ribbing at the top and bottom. They knit up quick and are soft and comfortable. Knit out of 100% merino. Knit in two colors to match my new winter jacket which is chocolate brown.
It was knitted from this delicious soft hand painted yarn.
A thumb gusset was my personal preference on thumbs as I find them more comfortable.
If you don’t know how to do a thumb gusset here are a couple of videos of the process.
Now these are not my videos. They are videos I found on Youtube.com. You can learn a lot about knitting techniques on youtube just search for your topic.
You can also find lots of knitting classes on Craftsy.com