DIY Fingerless Mitts

Give worn-out, handmade wool socks a second life by transforming them into felted fingerless mitts.

| December 2015/January 2016

  • Fingerless Mitts
    Create homemade, fingerless mitts by upcycling wool socks.
    Photo by Norma Bromley

  • Fingerless Mitts

I knit wool socks to wear during our long, cold winters here in northern Vermont, but ultimately the socks wear out in the heels and toes — even after I repair them a few times.

After all of my knitting labor, and because of my appreciation for handmade, warm wool socks, I still manage to get another practical use out of them by turning them into fingerless mitts.

By the time the socks wear out, the heel usually has a gaping hole that’s perfect for fingers to slip through. I then cut an additional small hole for the thumb. Sometimes I sew a blanket stitch around the openings, or I just leave the openings as they are. I then machine-wash them with a load of jeans, which helps tighten the mitts. I wear the mitts while doing outdoor farm chores, and can slip my fingers in and out as needed.

Norma Bromley
Newark, Vermont



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