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Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Conductive Gloves" - Great Idea!

A couple of years ago, I was browsing in the clearance racks at Kohl's, a favorite department store here in the U.S., and found these gloves. They were labeled as Conductive Gloves, to make using a SmartPhone possible outdoors in the winter time. Of course, they are targeted for kids who text 24-7, which I am not and do not. But I thought they would be great while walking the dog when my husband and I need to communicate. I had never heard of such a clever invention - well, besides the invention of the SmartPhone - so I bought both pairs that were left.
Notice the different color thread in the
thumb and index finger.

I offered a pair to my sister but she wasn't too interested so I kept them both. And eventually bought a couple more pairs for my step-step grandaughters (long story there) for Christmas gifts. They would be among those that text, maybe 24-7.

By now, most of you have likely heard of these types of gloves, but did you know that knitters can buy the thread to knit into your hand knit gloves and even to sew into already made gloves. Check it out! (I linked to Amazon but maybe your local shops have it or could get it.

I heard about it the other night at our local yarn shop, for you local people. The owner, is carrying it, I believe. I have never tackled knitting gloves yet and now I have 2 pair of store bought Conductive Gloves. But I am going to get some of this Conductive Thread and stitch it into my favorite pairs of mittens. I think a wide enough patch might just work at least for answering these complicated phones while wearing mittens.


  1. Does the conductive part really work?

  2. Yes, Gillian, it does work perfectly in my store-bought gloves.I'm assuming the thread works just as well.


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