For Christmas I made many pairs of gloves. Each person who received the fingerless gloves LOVED them. I’m finally uploading the pictures. These aren’t even half the pairs of gloves. In addition a few of the skeins of yarn had enough left over for ear covers!
The first pair was for my boyfriend’s Aunt’s 50th! I then followed up with three different colored ear covers as a Christmas gift, the first of which is below.
A close up of the cover.
The glove pattern is from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fingerless-gloves-87
The cost of the gloves was about $4 for a skein of yarn, but I never used the full skein. Then about $2-3 for nice buttons. I wouldn’t use my plain buttons, because they just didn’t look good enough, I highly recommend going for the nice stuff.
Total time was about 45minutes per glove. I would consider myself an average skill level.
We were watching our friend’s dog Walter over the holidays. It just so happens the red pair was for her, so I forced him to be my glove-picture background. The black pair was for my best friend, they look much more snazzy than the picture shows, the yarn is glittery!
In addition I made a blue pair for another bestie, a matching green ear cover to go with the gloves to my boyfriend’s niece, a brown pair for my boyfriend’s mom and a few more ear covers to use up the rest of the yarn. This pattern was simple and effective, I give it an A+