Fingerless Mitts and Gloves Knitting Patterns
Romantic, dramatic, cozy, practical! These fingerless mitt patterns are great for keeping hands warm, fashionable, and free for texting! Plus they make unique but quick gifts.
Free Knitting Patterns
These fingerless gloves feature a lace-trimmed cuff, eyelet detailing, and I-cord edging at palm and thumb. Add buttons or I-cord laces at the cuffs for extra style. Three sizes. Uses 200 – 250 yards of the recommended yarn. Designed by Cloud House Studio
These fingerless gloves feature a cuff that can be unfolded to keep your fingers warm. Designed by Veronika Jobe
Modern Sophisticated Glovelets
These fingerless gloves feature a fashionable button closure and eyelet bands. Designed by Nazanin S. Fard
These lace fingerless mitts feature picot edges. Designed by Diane Mulholland. Pictured project by knitteria
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Fingerless gloves with eyelet detail designed by Susie Rogers make a very romantic look. Pictured project by Helen at Pointy Point Sticks
Designed by Dagmar Mora, these fingerless mitts are knit flat and wrapped around the hand to imitate spats. The feather and fan lace gives a lovely texture that showcases variegated yarn well, yet also works well with solid yarn. This is a lovely and versatile pattern that is only limited by your imagination — try your prettiest yarn and buttons! Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]Get the free knitting pattern
Belle Ruffle Gloves
Designed by Veronica O’Neil, these fingerless gloves combine romance and drama with ruffles, contrasting trim, and buttons. Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]
Pieces of Eight Mitts
The miracle of this design by Knitting and So On is that these fingerless gloves are knitted in one piece (no yarn cutting involved) beginning at the thumb. The “Eight”-Shape is achieved by increasing in the first part of a row, and decreasing in the second part.
Designed by Carolyn Macpherson, after cuffs that Claire might use to keep warm in gathering medicinal plants.
Cinnamon Star Fingerless Mitts
The designer Knitting and So On named these fingerless mitts after a favorite Christmas cookie, Zimstern –which means Cinnamon Star. The techniques used include hexagon and circle mitt knitting and surface crochet or slip stitch.
Nereid Fingerless Gloves
Pattern by Denise Sutherland based on a chart originally designed for socks. Pictured project by knotaknitwit
Double Helix Mitts
Designed by Sybil R, these fingerless gloves are knit by winding strips of knitting and joining as you knit. Great for keeping your hands warm fashionably while you text or pin. They also are a great way to use leftover oddball yarn. Great for multi-colored yarn.
It’s difficult to type this when I’m laughing so hard! Instead of tatooing your knuckles, try this pattern by Pamela Grossman for fingerless gloves and embroider your favorite eight letters on the knuckles. Knit from the knuckles up.
These gauntlets designed by Susanna IC are simple and quick. The swirls are formed by cables and the cable pattern is easy enough for the beginner. The length of the mitts can be extended and many of the projects have made longer mitts. Pictured project by zuzusus
Rye / Ruista
The clever design element of the tab and button turn these easy stockinette mitts into stylish ruched accessories. You couldn’t find an easier way to be fashionable than this pattern designed by Hanne Katajamäki. Scroll down the pattern page for the English language pattern.
Owl Fingerless Gloves
A special cable pattern with tiny buttons forms an owl motif.
These reversible mitts by Eunny Jang are perfect for highly contrasting yarns and a great project for beginneers in colorwork.
Donalda Gilchrist Samhain Mitts
Designer Polly Foo Foo was inspired by characters in a beloved historical fantasy series.
Musica Fingerless Gloves
Anne Neumann designed these wristwarmers so musicians could keepy their hands warm while playing but they are great for music lovers too! Pictured project by Sarajewel
Wedding Belle Lace Gloves
Designed by Cathy MacGuire
These armwarmers designed by Lisa Reeve have a radiating ribbed pattern that works well with variegated or self-striping yarn. (Also looks great in solids!) Pictured project by Kampfhamster112
Mixed Waves Fingerless Mitts
Pattern by Knitting and So On creates elegant gloves from short row sections interspersed with garter stitch rows of a different color.
Patterns for Purchase
Cables Fingerless Mitts
Knit in the round. Size: Small to Medium, Large
Lacefield Fingerless Mitts
Knit flat with chunky wool and easy to remember lace pattern, this is a quick but lovely pattern.
Designed by Becky Herrick, these mitts feature a frothy, lacy cuff flows organically into ribbing and then stockinette stitch before finishing in a row of clean eyelets.
Brenda K. B. Anderson designed fingerless handwarmers worked flat get a little bit of flair from an easy cable pattern, a bit of fringe, and customizable, easy embroidery.
God’s Eye Mitts
Stranded colorwork makes off-centered God’s eye motifs on the back of the hand and palm. Button the cuff and you have a snug, warm accessory.
Lace Fingerless Gloves
These elegant gloves only use one ball of worsted weight yarn.
Prairie Fingerless Gloves
These dainty hand warmers boast gorgeous lacy cuffs in a delicate leaf pattern.
Designed by LadyPurl after the gloves Rose is wearing when she loses the Doctor.
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.
Totally Cabled Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature two distinct cables, as well as one twisted stitch. Instructions are written out and charted.