Fingerless Gloves are Functional, Fun Fashionable Winter Accessories
The "Must Have" Unisex Accessory for Winter Texting and Typing
Fingerless gloves are becoming a fashionable necessity as more people are trying to wear something on their hands and use their cell phones, touch screens and e-readers at the same time.
Mittens without fingers are a becoming a geek chic functional, fashion accessory necessary for anyone who carries around a touch screen pad.
Using special winter hand garments allows one to stay warm and keep hands covered while texting, typing and turning pages.
The gloves are welcome gifts for a trendy tween or a family member who gets cold easily sends messages on the phone, working on the computer, reading an e-book or knitting during the winter.
These functional hand coverings are so practical; they allow people to keep working while keeping their hands warm, mittens without fingers are also being worn more by men while texting, cycling, fishing and working outdoors.
Who knows, you might even find a pair to gift for yourself.
Black long arm warmers available on Amazon
You can text and type wearing mittens without fingers!— Holiday Elf
Stylish Texting Gloves
A 'go to' style of fingerless gloves that works well for men.
Vote on Reasons for Wearing Half Gloves
Fingerless and Texting Gloves available on Amazon
Why do you wear Mittens without Fingers?
Evolution of Fingerless or Half Gloves
Hand coverings without fingers were an evolution of the full glove that covers the entire hand and fingers. Some versions only cover the palm of the hand, others have partial glove fingers so they look like part of the finger has been cut off at the lower knuckle.
Originally used by church organists and cigarette smokers these half mittens have become useful for anyone needing their dexterity. Cyclists, fishermen, skateboarders, roller-bladers and weightlifters may all wear some hand coverings in their sports.
There has been an element of rebellion to wearing leather half gloves in particular, since they were popular with rocker, punk and gothic looks.
These specialized hand garments have evolved over the years from gauntlets, glovettes or glittens into new types of hand accessories for using typing or texting that have been dubbed by some as twittens.
Since they are so practical, mittens without fingers may becoming a unique fashion necessity for anyone who wants to keep their hands warm and still use their electronic devices (cell phones, ebooks and touch screen pads) which have also become a part of daily life.
Texting Accessories available on Amazon
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What is the best name for this hand covering?
A Must Have Functional Winter Accessory
Wearing Gloves without Fingers Makes Sense
Using half or partial gloves (ones without fingers or only partial fingers) makes a lot of sense for people who want to keep their hands warm during the winter and still be able to use their fingers. Obviously these are times when wearing regular hand coverings just doesn't work.
Twittens (texting mittens) work well for those wanting to type, to text or to turn pages. These winter hand coverings are are becoming a must have fashion necessity for those wanting to keep their hands warm and still text messages when it is cold on their smart phones.
Additionally anyone using a touch screen pad like an iphone, ipad or eBook during the winter means needs to wear hand coverings that lets their fingers touch the screen.
Mittens without fingers, hand or wrist warmers have become an essential part of my winter wardrobe, since I wear them when my hands get cold typing on the computer or laptop keyboard.
Unisex Knit Mittens without Fingers
These are my standard 'go to' style of fingerless gloves.
Since black goes with everything I keep a couple of these in my jacket pockets.
Knit Wrist Warmers on Amazon
Wrist warmers, arm warmers or hand warmers come in many different lengths, styles, fabrics and colors.
Knit Handwarmers on eBay
You can also find knit handwarmers on eBay.
A Functional Winter Wardrobe Essential
Call them what you want (glovelets, pulse warmers, handwarmers, texting mittens) but this fashion accessory has become a functional winter wardrobe essential for me during the cold winter months.
As I get older and more sensitive to the cold, wearing something around my hands and wrist has become a wardrobe requirement to deal me with the winter chill.
I wear wrist warmers when my hands get cold typing on the computer or laptop keyboard.
I also wear them when out walking and sometimes (at least at the start) when I am running.
This year, I may be treating myself to a long pair of hand warmers (like the ones to the right) made from alpaca wool or maybe I'll just knit one from my abundant yarn stash using one of the many patterns available online.
Alpaca long texting arm warmers available on Amazon
Black Fingerless Gloves on Amazon
Black goes with everything, so it a good color choice for men, women and teens.
One of my favorite styles to wear with skeletons.
Wool Ragg Half Gloves
These ragg partial mittens are great options for guys who need to keep their fingers warm.
Price depends on the size selected.
Comes in several sizes.
Texting Hand Accessories in Use
Texting Gloves available on Amazon
Gloves that Let You Send Messages
Without a doubt, mittens minus the fingers make some of the best hand coverings for texting helping to solve the problems of how to text on a cell phone and wear something on the hands for warmth at the same time.
Different styles of hand coverings expose a different number of fingers and thumb. Some leave the index finger and thumb open for quick message sending.
Some styles have pop off fingers for the index finger and thumb, so these texting digits are quickly exposed.
Other versions are convertible, so a cover flap can be moved backwards to expose fingers for typing on touch screen phones.
Alki'i Thinsulate Mittens available on Amazon
Insulated Texting Gloves + Mitten
These Texting gloves let you flip back the thumbs and index finger for easy texting.
Smart Phone Texting Gloves
These texting gloves come in several different styles. Many feature gloves missing the fingers with an adjustable flap over mitten, when you need to keep warmer.
A great option for guys who need to use their iPhone while keeping warm.
A great option for women who need to use their iPhone while keeping warm (and stylish).
Fashionable Long Gloves (without Fingers)
Black, Long and Fashionable.
A Fun and Fashionable Accessory
Long Gloves without Fingers on Amazon
These long arm warmers are finding their way into the emo and goth scenes as well.
Lace Gloves without Fingers
Black lace gloves have more of a Gothic look. White and other lace colors are often paired with a party, dance dress or a sexy dress up costume.
These long lace gloves (without fingers) provide UV protection and come in different colors
Available in different colors.
Knit or Crochet Fingerless Accessories
Try Making Your Own Hand and Wrist Coverings
There are many knitting patterns and crocheting patterns available for making your own gloves without fingers.
I've been knitting my own glovelets or wrist warmers for the past two winters. They really make a difference keeping my hands warm especially when I am working on the computer.
I've been collecting patterns and am working on compiling a lens just with patterns for wrist and arm warmers, glittens and glomits.
To get started you can visit Raverly for the knitting pattern to the Fishtail Wrist Warmers shown on the right or with Knits by Britt Multicolor Basket Weave Gloves found in the links below.
- Fishtail wristwarmers pattern by Alexandra Brinck | Ravelry
Note that instructions given are for approx. size S.
- Multicolor Basket Weave Fingerless Gloves | Knits by Britt
I know it's not gloves season yet, but I just got some awesome new 100% wool multicolor yarn so I just had to make some!
Patterns to Knit or Crochet Your Own Wrist or Arm Warmers without Fingers
Some of the online video tutorials so you can craft your own. They make great last minute Christmas gifts.
History of this Lens
Squidoo Gift Guide
Real recommendations for the best gifts of the season.
The Squidoo's Holiday Gift Guide is a retired Squidoo Project. The point of the Gift Guide was to provide readers with some of the best recommendations for holiday gifts while making an instant (free) donation to charity at the same time.
During the years the Holiday Gift Guide was active, for every sale, Squidoo donated $1 to charity!
While the project is no longer active, the Gift Guides created are still helpful holiday resources for readers, so I have continued my Gift Guide lenses.
Look for the Holiday Elf and you'll know your shopping is making a difference.
Do you own any gloves without fingers or wrist warmers?