Gift for Guitar Player

by Shellie
(Clay Center, Kansas)

Photo: Bekathwia/Flickr.com

Photo: Bekathwia/Flickr.com

I wanted to make a gift for a guitar player friend of mine. He plays outdoors sometimes and so I thought of a pair of fingerless gloves to keep his hands warm. He liked them so much that a few other musician friends asked for pairs so I have tried a couple different ways.

The first pair I knitted. You can find instructions all over for knitted or crocheted fingerless gloves. Then I saw that you can remake an old wool sweater instead. It is a little faster and easier than knitting (especially if you don't know how!) Here's how to do it:

1. Wash a wool sweater in hot water and dry on hot so that the wool will shrink and "felt".

2. Cut the sleaves off the sweater at the length you want the gloves to come up your arm.

3. Pull the sleeve over your arm so that the cuff is resting at your knuckles across the back of your hand. Keep the seam towards your body, just like it would be if you had the whole sweater on. Mark where the thumbholes need to go.

4. Take the glove off and make a small slit where the thumbhole mark is. Since the sweater is felted, you don't have to sew it.

5. Repeat the same process with the other glove.

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