Finally, the pattern for these is available. For free. I'm eliminating the complications created by taxable income!
The pattern info from Ravelry reads:
Fingerless gloves have always had an aura of romance for me, conjuring
up images of nineteenth-century heroes and heroines in chilly garrets or
country houses, but until recently, I avoided wearing them. They seemed
impractical—not enough coverage to keep fingers warm on a cold day
outside, and unnecessary indoors. Then I moved into an early Victorian
limestone house with a frosty third-floor library. Now I’m a convert.
With these gloves on I can type or knit, and with warm wrists, the rest
of me stays toasty. The snug fit ensures they don’t get in the way of
busy hands. A thumb gusset positioned slightly toward the palm prevents
the patterned back from torqueing out of alignment, and detailed
instructions ensure a tidy join between thumb and hand. The stitch
pattern is adapted from the gansey stitch, “Filey Steps”. Note that in
order to maintain the feel of the original stitch, the cables are
deliberately not mirrored within each glove; instead, each glove mirrors
the other. By switching yarn weights and needle sizes, a single set of
instructions becomes a “one size fits most” pattern, from small women
through to medium sized men.
Like socks, these gloves are knitted on
smaller needles at a firmer gauge than usual for the suggested yarns.
They are intended to fit closely and slightly stretched. Choose your
needle size based on the needle size you would need to achieve the
following sweater gauges,
S: 24 sts = 4”/ 10 cm
M: 22 sts = 4”/ 10 cm
L: 20 sts = 4”/ 10 cm
then GO DOWN TWO NEEDLE SIZES.
S and M take 1 skein of Chickadee. L takes 2 skeins of Owl or Owl Tweet, although only very little of the second skein.
Several kind knitters have written in to describe these gloves as "sweet little things", which indeed I think they are--but I hope you won't lose sight of the fact that the pattern is UNISEX, without lace or flowery motifs that might be off putting to those of the masculine gender. Knitted in a tweedy yarn, like Owl Tweet, they might just be the perfect stocking stuffer come December.