Cut short is a good way to explain 'How To Knit Fingerless Mitts'. Simply use a mitten pattern but - cut them short.
That's exactly what I did to make these little, slightly-felted guys.
Fingerless mitts come under the category of 'less is more'. Less mitten, more function. Especially for the university crowd. In a cool lecture hall, they can still text or type. Racing for the subway, they can reach for the token. At the pub - well, you know.
Another thing that has been cut short is our lovely late summer/early fall weather. I have gone from capris, little, knittted summer tops and bare feet in flip flops to "What the heck will I wear to work today?"
Cut short. It works well on some things. But not my wardrobe - or my opinion of the weather for that matter.