Can someone please tell me what is the purpose of fingerless gloves, since I don't think they are going to keep your fingers warm. Vique.
Oh, I wear fingerless gloves or better for me, fingerless mittens quite a lot. If you are doing anything that requires the use of your fingers in cold weather, they do make a difference. Will your hands be as warm as if you are wearing full gloves or mittens? No, but it's still a vast improvement over no protection at all. I knit my own fingerless mitts and in fact, need to knit some new ones for this winter.
I wear a fingerless glove on my right hand when I go to the range to target practice in the winter. It is difficult to get a fingered glove on a trigger! :)
Thank you for answering me, ladies. Mystery solved. Vique
Mom says her hands get cold, even indoors. But wearing full gloves indoors is very impractical, as you can't really grip anything with them on. But I made her some short-fingered gloves with a nice soft cashmere blend and she says they really do keep her hands warmer.
I forgot to mention that I have both inside and outside mitts. My studio can get very cold if the wind comes from the right (wrong?) direction, so I keep a pair up there as well.
Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enacters use them for a part of their costumes. I use them as a Victorian costume accessory while Chrimas caroling each Christmas. Email me for a photo link.
Fingerless gloves are great if you are typing in a cold office! They help to keep your hands warm and working.