Make super easy fingerless gloves out of socks

Guestpost by Audrey on Dec 1st

6. Another modelWhat do you do when you suddenly realize your socks have humongous holes well beyond repair? Do you throw them away? Here's a seasonal super-duper easy way to recycle them into fingerless gloves.

What you need:

  • A pair of socks, ideally with holes at the heel. Woolly socks are the best as they fit in well as gloves. Plus they're warm!
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some yarn and a needle

First of all: wash the socks. You can never wash them too much.

2. Cutting the socks

Cut the socks as shown: just above the heel and just below the toes. You now have 3 parts. The top part is useless for this project.

3. Sewing the upper part

Blanket- or zig-zag-stitch all raw edges to prevent unraveling. Use chunky colored yarn for increased radness!

What to do with the middle part:

  • Roll it inside-out so as to see the inside of the sock.
  • Roll the edges toward the middle so as to obtain a kind of tube which shows the outside of the sock. This is what you'll see once the glove is finished.
  • Sew the two edges together.
  • Roll inside out again in order to hide the part you've sewn.

What to do with the bottom part:

  • If it already had heel holes: check the size of the hole with your thumb. If it can't fit in: slightly enlarge the hole by cutting it. If the thumb fits in and you can see half your palm, it's too big and your feet were probably cold in winter. Sew it so that only the thumb sticks out.
  • If it didn't have heel holes: cut a hole about 2 inches below the edge. This hole should be approximately 1 inch long.

Sew the bottom and the middle part: put the bottom part on your hand, and slip the middle part over it. Determine how far you want the middle part to cover your fingers. Cover-stitch.

4. Assembly

Roll everything inside out again. Sew. Roll inside out a last time.

5. Voilà !


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About Audrey

I am a translator, a DIY lover, a cat lover. I live with my parter and slightly overweight cat in Lyon, France, where I enjoy city life most of the time. I paint Darth Vaders, DIY cardboard furniture, cook jams, write novels during NaNoWriMo, and try to grow vegetables indoors. Not much success for the vegetables, but everything else is fine.