Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I have decided I would like to knit a pair of fingerless gloves as a gift for someone. Originally I was hoping to use a sock yarn, because he needs to be able to write while wearing these gloves, so I definitely don't want anything too bulky.
Well, so far, I haven't seen any suitable patterns for sock yarn, so I may end up using some of my worsted, Cascade 220 stash, instead. Still, if anyone *does*have a pattern for men's fingerless gloves in sock yarn, it would be great to see it.
Aside from that, my main problem is simply finding patterns in a large enough size. The gift recipient is about 6'2", and of a mature/solid build. It wouldn't be practical to measure his hand, and I want the gloves to be a surprise gift, so I need to use my best judgment for sizing. Finger length won't be a problem, but I want the gloves to be wide enough and for the thumb to be in the right place.
If anyone here is about that size, I'd love to know the length and circumference of your hand (stifled guffaw) so I have some general idea how big to make these things. :)
I like the looks of this pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTdashing.html
(sorry I don't see how to turn it into a link), and notice that it's been mentioned on MWK before. If there's anyone here who has made that pattern, could you please tell me if the sizing makes it suitable for a large man's hands? This particular pattern comes in two sizes, and is shown on a female model. That leads me to suspect that the larger size is best for a smallish-medium sized man. The measurements look tiny, but maybe I just don't understand gloves.