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Twisty Mitts Knitting Patterns

by | Aug 27, 2016 | Accessories, Gloves and Mittens

Knitting Patterns for Twisty Mitts - Fingerless mitts and gloves with cables, lace, and twisted stitches

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Crossing The Frame Mitts

 Crossing The Frame Mitts

Unique fingerless mitts with buttoned interlaced straps on the top. Fingering yarn. Designed by Awilda B. Designs

Free Knitting Pattern for Jammin' Fingerless Mitts

Jammin’ Fingerless Mitts

These mitts feature a simple & elegant twisted cable, with 2x2 ribbing all around, accented with a strap and button on the wrist. Aran yarn. Designed by Whittney Perez

Free Knitting Pattern for Non-Hyphenated Mitts

Non-Hyphenated Mitts

These fingerless mitts feature a colorful woven line design of twisted stitches and slipped stitch colorwork. Designed by Leah Blackwood. Pictured project by andrealea

Free Knitting Pattern for Wharariki Beach Mitts

Wharariki Beach Mitts

These fingerless mitts feature a decorative flap that is knit flat using short rows. It shapes the upper part of the hand and defines the thumb hole when folded over. Sport yarn. Designed by Sabine Kastner

Free Knitting Pattern for Leafy Twist Fingerless Mitts

Leafy Twist Mitts

Jude Webster’s Stretchy fingerless gloves feature twisted knit panels with a leaf motif and twisted ribbing across the palms.

Free Knitting Pattern for Treads Tipless Gloves

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hand-Charmer Mitts

Hand-Charmer Mitts

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Nalu Mitts

Nalu Mitts

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Mistress Beauchamp's Mitts

Mistress Beauchamp’s Mitts

Jill Bickers’ fingerless mitts with cable trim were inspired by gauntlets worn by Claire in the Outlander series.

Free Knitting Pattern Cafe Au Lait Mitts

Cafe Au Lait Mitts

Paula McKeever’s fingerless mitts feature an easy all-over lace pattern. Pictured project by kimbamel

Free Knitting Pattern for Rasen Fingerless Mitts


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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Caron Cable Fingerless Gloves

Caron Fingerless Gloves

Marilyn Losee’s fingerless mitts feature a braided cable on a moss stitch background.

Free Knitting Pattern for Three Leaf Mitts

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Emilee Dee Mitts

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Twin Cables Wristers

Twin Cable Wristers

Grace Alexander’s easy fingerless mitts have a design that will work for women and men.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern Quilted Lattice Mitts

Quilted Lattice Mitts

Comes with a matching hat pattern.

Knitting Pattern for Totally Cabled Fingerless Gloves

Totally Cabled Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless mitts feature two distinct cables, as well as one twisted stitch. Instructions are written out and charted.

Knitting Pattern for Nottingham Gauntlets

Nottingham Gauntlets

These fingerless mitts feature an easy twig pattern that resembles arrowheads.

Knitting Pattern Birthstone Fingerless Mitts

Birthstone Fingerless Mitts

Simple 2x2 ribbed fingerless mitts with a delicate 2-stitch cable motif on the backs of the hands.

Knitting Pattern Elegance Fingerless Gloves

Elegance Fingerless Gloves

Sandy Huff’s aptly named long and lacy gloves feature lace panels that look like braids.

Knitting Pattern for Oak Grove Mitts

Oak Grove Mitts

Cozy little mitts with a beautiful embossed oak leaf. Instructions are included for both a fingerless glove and fingerless mitten version. Sport yarn. Designed by NeverNotKnitting

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!


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