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How to knit easy fingerless gloves

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As the colder weather approaches, it is the perfect time of year to pick up knitting. These fingerless gloves will keep your hands warm and toasty in chilly fall weather, and this project is simple enough for a beginner to try.
What you'll need: 
1 skein yarn
knitting needles
scissors
yarn needle
1: 
Cast on 20 stitches for small gloves, or 25 for larger gloves. Keep in mind that you won't see how wide the project is until you knit the first couple of rows. Also, this project will be quite stretchy when finished.
2: 
If you are new to knitting, you can simply knit every stitch. If you want your gloves to have a little more texture, you can alternate knitting two rows and then purling two rows for the length of your gloves. This will give a nice ribbed pattern.
3: 
Keep knitting until your project is as long as desired. Usually these gloves are made to reach from your knuckles to just past your wrist, but you can make them as long as you like.
4: 
Cast off, making sure to leave a nice long tail of yarn at the end.
5: 
Thread the tail onto your yarn needle and use it to start sewing up the side of your glove. Stop about 2-3 inches from the top of the glove, or where you would like the hole for your thumb to start.
6: 
Sew about 1 inch down from the top of your glove, forming the hole for your thumb. Try the glove on to make sure the hole is the correct size. It is very easy to add or remove a stitch or two on either side to adjust the size of the hole.
7: 
Your glove is finished! Repeat these steps to complete the pair.
Tips: 
You can try alternating different colours of wool for a striped effect.

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fingerless gloves

Brilliant instruction will try this weekend. A picture would also have helped

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