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. Updated 3/2/23
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5 Color Block Wristers
Great stash buster for scrap yarn and introduction to intarsia. Fingerless mitts knit flat with squares of color. Designed by Kirk Dunn. Sport weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
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.
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.
These fingerless mitts feature a chevron pattern on a striped background. Designed by Kirsten Kapur. Fingering weight yarn.
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
These reversible mitts by Eunny Jang are perfect for highly contrasting yarns and a great project for beginneers in colorwork.
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- Shop for fingering yarn for this pattern at Annie’s
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
Just for Fun Fingerless Mitts
Colorful mitts with latice pattern and argyle borders. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by bunnymuff - Mona Zillah
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
Fingerless Mitts designed for at least 3 yarns so it’s great for stash and leftover yarn. Designed by Fiber to Fabric Magic
Easy Twister Mitts
Super-easy to make: knit two flat strips, and sew them together in a spiral.