Twisty Mitts Knitting Patterns
Fingerless mitts, with a twist – cable stitches, twisted stitches, and other multi-directional patterns that give an extra twist to the style of these handwarmers.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Leafy Twist Mitts
Jude Webster’s Stretchy fingerless gloves feature twisted knit panels with a leaf motif and twisted ribbing across the palms.
Treads Tipless Gloves
Victoria Anne Baker’s unisex gloves feature the linen ridge stitch that inspired the name of the pattern that can easily be modified to make full-fingered gloves, fingerless mitts, or even mittens.
Claudia Höll-Wellmann’s Handschmeichler fingerless mitts have a twining openwork pattern made by knitting “buttonholes”. The mitts can be worn with the openwork facing the fingers or reversed so it is on the wrist. Available in English and German. Great with multi-color yarn.
Three Leaf Mitts
Brenda K. B. Anderson’s fingerless mitts feature a leaf motif in lace. Pictured project by jacquain who said the project took 4 hours.
Caron Fingerless Gloves
Marilyn Losee’s fingerless mitts feature a braided cable on a moss stitch background.
Leila Raabe’s cable mitts feature a traveling twisted-stitch wave flanked by reverse stockinette and seed stitch. Knit with one skein of DK yarn.
Mistress Beauchamp’s Mitts
Jill Bickers’ fingerless mitts with cable trim were inspired by gauntlets worn by Claire in the Outlander series.
Cafe Au Lait Mitts
Paula McKeever’s fingerless mitts feature an easy all-over lace pattern. Pictured project by kimbamel
Izumi Ouchi’s arm warmers use spiraling cables and stitch patterns to create an elegant look. Pictured project by Cumberb1tch who says these arm warmers are not as challenging as they look.
Emilee Dee Mitts
The all-over pattern in Paula McKeever’s fingerless mitts looks like cable but it’s not – it’s lace! Pictured project by bonniebeth
Twin Cable Wristers
Grace Alexander’s easy fingerless mitts have a design that will work for women and men.
Patterns for Purchase
Quilted Lattice Mitts
Comes with a matching hat pattern.
Totally Cabled Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature two distinct cables, as well as one twisted stitch. Instructions are written out and charted.
These fingerless mitts feature an easy twig pattern that resembles arrowheads.
Birthstone Fingerless Mitts
Simple 2x2 ribbed fingerless mitts with a delicate 2-stitch cable motif on the backs of the hands.
Elegance Fingerless Gloves
Sandy Huff’s aptly named long and lacy gloves feature lace panels that look like braids.
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!