I’m knitting a pair of fingerless gauntlets for my part-time job boss for Christmas that I have a question about. There isn’t really a pattern, this is something that I’ve found on the net, and I’ve altered. Instead of it being open at the finger ends what I’ve done is added an opening and a flap to cover the opening at the palm-top so that the fingers can pop out and be useful, and then when cold the fingers can sneak back inside. So I guess it’s like there is a cap at the top to cover cold fingers, a shooter’s glove, so to speak.
Anyhow, when knitting mittens how much length do you add past the tip of the fingers? I don’t want these to be to short in hand length, but I can’t really measure my boss’s hand. I figure hers are about the same length as mine, but since I don’t wear mittens I have no idea how long (or how much past fingertips) they should be to be comfortable.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Debra in NC