Thanks for letting me KAL with you. I'm wanting to make a first glove (my first) for my 4-year old grandchild. But he lives too far away to measure his hand myself. Any suggestions? What are the absolutely least measurements I need to make a glove that will fit his hand? Do you measure each finger and thumb or what?
My favorite mitten pattern is in the book "The Workshop Book of Knitting" by Ursula von Wartburg (now out of print.) She says ". . . trace around the hand. Then knit a gauge and see how many stitches you need to fit across the palm. Double this and add 4 stitches for the thickness of the hand. This will give you the number of stitches to cast on." Of course the fingers are together for a mitten, but the theory should work just as well for gloves if you trace with the fingers spread. Unless it's supposed to be a surprise, you could ask his mother to do the tracing and send it to you snail-mail. Then you would know exactly what size to make and how long the fingers need to be. (I have stubby hands and the fingers are always too long in ready made stuff.) Hope this is helpful.