Brighten up those gray winter days with colorful mittens, gloves, and mitts. From easy colorwork with multi-colored yarn or slip stitches to more detailed work with fair isle and intarsia, these patterns will warm your heart as well as your hands! Most patterns for free.
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These fingerless mitts feature a chevron pattern on a striped background. Designed by Kirsten Kapur. Fingering weight yarn.
Spritz Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit flat on straight needles. The colorful pattern is created with two color mosaic slip stitch pattern and rows of alternating color garter stitch. 2 sizes. Designed by Lilli Boscaino. DK weight yarn.
Smitten and Bitten Mitts
These fingerless mitts feature a mosaic, or slip-stitch, knitting design. With slip-stitch knitting, rows are worked in pairs with the same strand of yarn. Designed by Johanna Di Stefano. Fingering weight yarn.
Fair Isle Mitts or Mittens
Learn how to make cute and cozy Fair Isle mittens or fingerless mitts with knitting teacher extraordinaire, Edie Eckman. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
These fingerless mitts are designed to showcase multi-color yarn with subtle texture and contrasting cuffs. Designed by Erin Kate Archer for Red Heart Yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Soft yarn at Red Heart
- Watch a free Knitting With Double Pointed Needles tutorial
Great Weekend Mitts
Easy striped fingerless mitts are great stashbusters. Designed by Thea Eschliman. Pictured project by nobiantary
Fingerless mitts with dramatic cuffs with mutli-directional design in short rows. Women’s S[M, L]. Perfect for self-striping or variegated yarn. Designed by Samantha Schroete for Knitty
Movie Night Mittens
Betty Clay says her the stranded colorwork on these mittens is so simple that you can knit them while watching a movie.
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. Sizes: Women’s S[M, L] Pictured project by johannab
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These fair isle fingerless mitts are a great stashbuster. Designed by Colleen Powley. Pictured project by tressalee
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!
More Free Patterns
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.
Embroidered Wrist Warmers
Knit and Crochet Now designed these two-color fingerless mitts with a diamond pattern embellishment. Yarn is also available at the pattern site.
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- Purchase the video tutorial- (not required to get the free pattern
These fingerless mitts feature stockinette triangles made with short rows. Great stashbuster! Designed by Tiina Huhtaniemi. Pictured project by Juliemross
Hexagon Mitts in Two Colors
These fingerless mitts by Knitting and So On are knit in one piece without cutting the yarn. The colorwork is achieved by changing the color every other row. Great for multi-color yarn!
Fair Isle Cuffs
Julie Williams’ fingerless mitts are knit as a straight tubular cuff worked in bands of Fair Isle color-work. Pictured project by rosyretro
Minuet Knit’s colorful mittens also comes with a fingerless mitts option.
Mad Men Mittens
Staci Perry was inspired by the Mad Men episode “The Grown Ups”. In the first scene, Peter Campbell is sleeping on the sofa and Lindy, his secretary, reaches a mittened hand down to wake him. Staci says the mittens are “as absolutely accurate to the originals as possible, except for a few rows of additional color on the thumb (to make for friendlier knitting and fit).” Pictured project by pebblestx
Comfy Knit Wristers
Nazanin S. Fard’s hand warmers for Red Heart feature moss stitch and ribbing and are knit in the round with dpns or magic loop. Designed for multi-color yarn! Pictured project by FeatheryStigma
Tulip Fingerless Gloves
These gloves are from Martin Storey’s book Floral Knits, 25 gorgeous knitted garments and accessories, some with applied flowers and others with floral designs knitted into them, others with the designs embroidered on top. The projects range from sweaters, boleros and shrugs to scarves, bags, and berets, cushions and throws.
These reversible mitts by Eunny Jang are perfect for highly contrasting yarns and a great project for beginneers in colorwork.
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.
Tika Belle created this people-sized version of the amazing gloves designed by Althea Crome for the film version of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.
Patterns for Purchase
These Dragon Mitts can be knit flat or in the round. Crossed and twisted stitches create the design and also provide ease of fit. Great with multi-color yarn.
Hamburg Ahoi Mitts
These fingerless mitts are great stashbusters. Available in English and German. There is also a matching shawl pattern available.
Elinor Fingerless Mitts
These lovely ruffled gloves are a quick and easy knit. They feature a ribbed ruffle edge, corrugated ribbed wristband and lateral braid bind-off edging.
These fingerless mitts feature an an extra layer of warmth you can remove in milder weather. Knit extra wraps to match your wardrobe! 2 sizes
Rosie Accessory Set
Despite its appearance, this matching set with neck warmer, wristers and beanie is knitted with only 2 strands of yarn: a solid main solid color and a contrast variegated color, in a pretty rose/heart fair isle pattern, plus a simple picot edging for a feminine touch on the neck warmer and wristers.
Tradition Meets Modern Slouch Hat & Mitts
Striking striped set with colorwork cuff. One of the 30+ cozy knitting projects in Creative Knitting Winter 2015 digital download.
Fingerless Mitts designed for at least 3 yarns so it’s great for stash and leftover yarn. Designed by Fiber to Fabric Magic
Awry Hat and Mitts
These fingerless mitts and hat feature a gradient effect created by holding two strands of yarn together. The mitts are knit flat side to side. There isn’t an experience rating but they look fairly easy. Designed by Sarah Ellis. Sizes 5¾ (6½, 7½)” hand circumference
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Interweave
- Also available in Knitscene Accessories, 2015
Easy Twister Mitts
Super-easy to make: knit two flat strips, and sew them together in a spiral.