Easy Fingerless Mitts Knitting Patterns
These patterns for fingerless mitts and arm warmers have been rated easy by their designers and/or Ravelry knitters who have completed the pattern.
Many of these patterns are knit flat but some are knit in the round. If knitting mitts in the round is a new skill for you, you might check out the following free video tutorials:
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Free Knitting Patterns
Emerald Green Handwarmers
creativeyarn created these easy mitts that are knit with Moss, Stockinette, Double Moss stitches.
Cold Weather Cables
This matching set of headband and fingerless mitts by Edie Eckman features an easy cable and the patterns are rated easy by both Red Heart and knitters on Ravelry. However, in addition to cabling, it requires the use of double pointed needles, so those new to those skills might find it a challenge. Looks great in multi-color yarn!
Diagonal Eyelet Handwarmers
Another great easy mitt pattern from creativeyarn. These wristers are knit flat and seamed.
Shantha Ramachandran designed these easy eyelet lace mitts that require less than one 50g ball of yarn. Knit in the round. Rated easy by the designer and Ravelry knitters.
Cathy Payson’s ribbed mitts for Red Heart are knit flat and seamed.
Spiral Rib Wristwarmers
Joelle Hoverson’s easy fingerless mitts come in men’s and women’s versions. Excerpted from Joelle’s book Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Fable Fingerless Mitts
Sian Parker created this easy pattern that is worked flat on straight needles. Two sizes: Small would fit a hand circumference (around the knuckles) of 7” & are 7” long. Medium would fit a hand circumference of 7.5” & are 7.5” long
Abi Gregorio designed these easy unisex handwarmers. Great with multi-color yarn!
Rise & Shine Arm Warmers
Jodi Lewanda designed these easy mitts for Red Heart that are knit flat in stockinette and ribbing.
Comfy Knit Wristers
Patterns for Purchase
Lace Victorian Cuffs
Easy knitting pattern for beautiful horseshoe lace handwarmers, ideal for weddings, proms and special occasions. Uses one ball of double knitting / light worsted weight yarn (check yardage against pattern) with seamless magic loop technique.
Spate Fingerless Mitts
Jane Richmond designed these armwarmers that feature an all-over raindrop pattern that looks like cables but requires no cable needle. Spate features a fold-able cuff that can be worn flipped over your fingers to keep them warm on those blustery days. They are knit in the round which is the only complication.
Flower Fingerless Mitts
These stockinette mitts are knit flat and the band and flower are also knit! Four sizes.
These simple fast handwarmers by Jane Richmond who says they can be completed in one sitting. Knit with chunky yarn.
The easy mitts named after the chickadee’s call are knit flat, then seamed at the side, with an opening left for the thumb.
Hetty’s Sunday Cuffs
Danelle Sorensen’s mitts from The Best of Jane Austen Knits are knit in the round with an easy lace pattern. The majority of Ravelry knitters found this an easy pattern. It looks like there isn’t a thumbhole and there is a picot bind-off.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!