Knitting patterns for fingerless mitts, gloves, and mittens using cable designs. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 12/17/22
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5 Variation Mittens
Customize the included mitten pattern with your choice of 5 different designs including a variety of cable and lace patterns like hugs and kisses cables. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Novita.
Fingerless mitts knit with a zigzag pattern with cabled slipped stitches. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Brinck.
Comfy Cabled Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts knit with a 4 round repeat cable design. Designed by Leelee Knits. Fingering weight yarn. Web version is free.
Abundantly and asymmetrically cabled mittens named after the Finnish harvest festival ‘kekri’, celebrated in the autumn. Kekri is the time for feasts, magic, spells and bonfires, when even the dead are invited to celebrate with their families. Uses less than one skein 262 - 273 yards (240 - 250 m) of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Outi Nousiainen.
Cable Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts with a plaited woven cable. 3 sizes. Designed by Janis Frank. Aran weight yarn. Web version is free.
Fancy Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts with a cable design that creates a 3 dimensional block look. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Mari-Liis Hirv for Pattern Duchess.
Cabled fingerless mitts with a cable design inspired by the dwarvish rune alphabet that J.R. R. Tolkien created for The Lord of the Rings. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Uses one skein 175 - 250 yards (160 - 229 m) of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Dramatic Lyric Designs.
A River Runs Through Mitt
Fingerless mitts with a meandering cable pattern inspired by rivers and streams. Great showcase for variegated yarn. Uses one skein of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Aimee Pelletier.
Three of Hearts Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit with a triple heart cable pattern. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Artesanitarium Designs.
Fingerless mitts knit with a 6 round repeat cable. Two sizes, to fit average women's and average men's hands. Easily adjustable to fit other sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Holly Terrell.
Cabled Blues Mitts
Fingerless mitts with a statement cable. Sizes Women’s Small/Medium, (Women’s Large/Men’s Medium). Uses one skein 150 yards (137 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
Resonator Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit with intertwining cables on a background of reverse stockinette. Inspired by the pictured resonator guitar. Sizes woman's small and woman's large. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cynthia Levy.
Fingerless mitts knit flat with rope cables. Uses one skein 110 - 125 yards (101 - 114 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Erin Birnel for RoseKimKnits.
Fingerless mitts with cables inspired by the twizzle ice skating move, also visually reflected in the cable pattern. Uses one skein 98 yards (90 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Wendi Dunlap.
More Free Patterns
Moth Wings Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit flat with cable wings on garter stitch with daisy eyelet motifs. DK weight yarn. Designed by You-Shan Feng for Knitty as Nachtfalter.
Trellis Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts knit with a lattice cable design on the hand and long ribbed cuff. Uses just one skein 115 - 125 yards (105 - 114 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Seidle.
Fingerless mitts knit featuring a wide staghorn cable panel at the front and smaller cables at the sides. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Brinck.
One Cable Mitts
Quick and easy fingerless mitts knit with a large statement cable. Uses less than one skein 100 yards (91 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Valerie Teppo for Blue Sky Alpacas.
Ultra cozy fingerless mitts knit flat in one piece with large cables that gently roll around the hands and forearms. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Céline Nacreline. Available in English and French
Winding Way Mitts
Fingerless mitts with double winding cable. Uses one skein 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) of Sport weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns.
Princess Fingerless Mitts
Cabled fingerless mitts uses one skein 150 yards (137 m) of Sport weight yarn. Excerpted from The Knitter's Book of Yarn. Designed by Jennifer Hagan. Pictured projects by designer and joyfulgirl26
Owl Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts with a cute owl cable knit in the round. Designed by Janis Frank. Aran weight yarn. Web version is free.
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Honeycomb Cable Fingerless Mitts
These mitts feature an easy cable pattern on the back. Designed by Laura Eccleston
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.
Love Me Forever Mitts
Fingerless wristwarmer with a XOXO hugs and kisses cable design. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Gecika Knits.
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Fingerless mitts with a cute bunny cable. Designed by Karen Hoyle. DK weight yarn.
Fingerless mitts with a 4 round repeat stacked cable motif and cuffs. 3 sizes. Designed by Meghan Fernandes for Pom Pom Quarterly. Uses one skein 273 yards (250 m) of Sport weight yarn.
Love Bug Mittens
Fingerless mitts with a heart cable design. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cassandra Curtis.
Twilight – Bella’s Mittens
Marielle Henault’s long cabled mittens are inspired by the mittens worn by Kristen Stewart as Bella in the movies “Twilight” and “New Moon”. Pictured project by VikkiBirdDesigns.
Patterns for Purchase
Named for the viol-maker Henry Jaye, this pair of fingerless mitts features a delicately intertwining cable motif, and simple twisted cables on the palms representing the strings of musical instruments. Designed by Amy van de Laar. Fingering weight yarn. Matching patterns for hat, scowl, scarf, and more are available
Bavarian Tulip Mittens
Mittens with a floral motif created with cables and twisted stitches. 3 sizes. Designed by Judy Alexander. Uses one skein 225 yards (206 m) of Aran weight yarn.
Goldmead Fingerless Mitts
Handwarmer fingerless mitts knitted in super stretchy twisted rib and feature a cable that travels across the hand, finishing at the base of the little finger. The little finger is also given its own finger, separate from the other three to prevent the mitts from slipping down. But if you prefer you can knit them straight up and keep the four fingers together. 2 sizes. Designed by Liz Corke. Fingering weight yarn.
Handwarmer fingerless mitts with a cable and lace pattern that remind me of stone carvings of oak leaves. Designed by Dormack. Fingering weight yarn.
Beaded Arches Mitts
Elegant fingerless mitts with a cable pattern inspired by the arches in Gothic buildings. Designed by Dots Dabbles. Uses approximately 45 to 60 grams of fingering weight yarn.
Fingerless mitts featuring cable medallions. Sizes S (M, L). Designed by Maria Levine. Uses less one skein 400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m) of Fingering weight yarn.
Fingerless mitts featuring with intertwining cables inspired by the beautiful ripple effect a single drop causes, the motion of currents and waves. Sizes S (M, L). Designed by Ksenia Naidyon. Uses less than one skein 140 - 280 yards (128 - 256 m) of Fingering weight yarn.
Side by Side Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts featuring a narrow cable running along the back of the hand that is trimmed with garter stitch on either side. Sizes Women’s S (M, L). Designed by Ewelina Murach. Uses one skein 110 - 140 yards (101 - 128 m) of DK weight yarn.
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.
Easy Three Cable and Lucky Horseshoe Hand Warmers
These two fingerless mitt patterns are knit on straight needles and seamed. Three Cable mitts (top) is rated easy by Ravelrers. Two sizes Medium/Large (X-Large). Pictured project by KimH. Lucky Horseshoe mitts (bottom) is rated easy by the designer Kim Haesemeyer. Both patterns included in the 17 patterns in Leisure Arts #5612, Expand Your Knitting Skills