How To Make Gloves For The Cold Weather

A wise woodsman wears a scarf around his neck in cold weather. Much of your heat is lost through the thinly insulated veins and arteries that run through the neck. The same is true for the wrist. Heat is lost through the blood being close to the skin as It works it’s way to and from the fingers. 

For this reason, half gloves (also called wrist gloves) that insulate the wrist can make a huge difference in keeping your fingers warm in cold weather. You can make a very effective pair of half gloves from the leg and cuff portion of a pair of old wool hiking socks. Cut the sock off above the ankle, trim in a hole for your thumb, and pour it on. This half glove will insulate much of the palm, the exposed veins on the back of the hand, and your wrist.