Great War (WWI) Thumbless Mitten Long Wristlets (Long Fingerless Gloves)
These thumbless mittens (wristlets) are knitted from an original World War One (Great War) pattern. The pattern is from a book from 1917 that was published with patterns for civilians to knit for soldiers. The thumbless mittens (wristlets) are long; they cover the entire lower arm. They are open at the fingers, leaving your fingers free to work while keeping your hands and arms warm. The color is a natural brown with a tint of gray. One of my customers who has original WWI items said this color is a good match for WWI Canadian and British items. These can be worn for reenacting for living history groups and are durable and made to be worn, not just to look at.
The chest protector and trench cap in the photos are not included with this listing. They are only shown for an example.
Need a different color or additional quantities of these wristlets? Please send me a message, as I am happy to knit other colors or make more. Also, I can knit other items to go with the wristlets, such as the chest protector and trench cap featured in the photos.
SIZE AND MATERIAL:
The thumbless mittens are 14 1/2 inches long. They fit a 3 to 4 1/2 inch palm and stretch up to 12 inches around at the upper part of the arm. They have a reinforced thumb hole, for extra durability. They are knitted entirely in the ribbing stitch, which has a large amount of stretch.
Made of 100% pure virgin wool.
The wristlets are hand-washable. It is important when washing them to never use hot water and never put them in the dryer. (Doing so makes wool shrink.) To wash them, fill a sink or basin with cool or lukewarm water with about a 1/2 teaspoon of laundry soap. Soak them in the water and gently agitate. Rinse them in cool or lukewarm water, squeezing (not wringing) the water out. Place them on a dry towel and use the towel to squeeze out excess water. Lay them on a flat surface to finish drying, placing a dry towel underneath if needed to absorb remaining moisture.
*These have been washed, after knitting, in unscented, natural soap. I like to wash my wool items to make sure the yarn washes up properly.
100% pure virgin wool