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Easy Fingerless Mitts Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 1, 2016 | Accessories, Gloves and Mittens

Knitting patterns for easy fingerless mitts and arm warmers. Most patterns are free.

These patterns for fingerless mitts and arm warmers have been rated easy by their designers and/or Ravelry knitters who have completed the pattern.

Many of these patterns are knit flat but some are knit in the round. If knitting mitts in the round is a new skill for you, you might check out the following free video tutorials:

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Stawamus Mitts

 Easy Stawamus Mitts

Fingerless mitts knit in garter stitch in the round. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Raquel Oliveira

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Black Locust Fingerless Mitts

Black Locust Fingerless Mitts

Easy lace mitts designed by Jessica Yesin. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Great with multi-color yarn!

Free knitting pattern for Emerald Handwarmer easy fingerless mitts

Emerald Green Handwarmers

creativeyarn created these easy mitts that are knit with Moss, Stockinette, Double Moss stitches.

Free knitting patterns for Cold Weather Cables fingerless mitts and headband

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!

Knitting With Double Pointed Needles Tutorial

Free video tutorial for knitting with double pointed needles

Free knitting pattern for Diagonal Eyelet Hand Warmers

Diagonal Eyelet Handwarmers

Another great easy mitt pattern from creativeyarn. These wristers are knit flat and seamed.

Free knitting pattern for easy Cupcake Mittlets

© CraftyBeast

Cupcake Mittlets

Shantha Ramachandran designed these easy eyelet lace mitts that require less than one 50g ball of yarn. Knit in the round. Rated easy by the designer and Ravelry knitters.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Spiral Rib Wristwarmers

© DenaRae

Spiral Rib Wristwarmers

Joelle Hoverson’s easy fingerless mitts come in men’s and women’s versions. Excerpted from Joelle’s book Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

Free knitting pattern for Fable Fingerless Mitts easy pattern

Fable Fingerless Mitts

Sian Parker created this easy pattern that is worked flat on straight needles. Two sizes: Small would fit a hand circumference (around the knuckles) of 7” & are 7” long. Medium would fit a hand circumference of 7.5” & are 7.5” long

Free knitting pattern for easy Peekaboo Fingerless Mitts

© runnergirl05

Peekaboo Mitts

Abi Gregorio designed these easy unisex handwarmers. Great with multi-color yarn!

Free knitting pattern for Rise and Shine Arm Warmers

Rise & Shine Arm Warmers

Jodi Lewanda designed these easy mitts for Red Heart that are knit flat in stockinette and ribbing.

Free knitting pattern for Comfy Knit Wristers

© FeatheryStigma

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!

Magic Loop Tutorial

Free video tutorial for Magic Loop

Free knitting pattern for easy Lovely Glovelets fingerless mitts

Lovely Glovelets

Cathy Payson’s ribbed mitts for Red Heart are knit flat and seamed.

Free knitting pattern for Irish Hiking Scarf Mitts

© acmiller

Irish Hiking Scarf Mitts

Delia Rau Cholakian’s cable arm warmers are knit flat, then seamed, leaving a hole for the thumb. In the pictured project, acmiller substituted seed stitch for the ribbing.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern Lace Cuffs easy fingerless mitts

Lace Victorian Cuffs

Easy knitting pattern for beautiful horseshoe lace handwarmers, ideal for weddings, proms and special occasions. Uses one ball of double knitting / light worsted weight yarn (check yardage against pattern) with seamless magic loop technique.

Knitting pattern for Spate Fingerless Mitts

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.

Knitting pattern for Flower Fingerless Mitts

Flower Fingerless Mitts

These stockinette mitts are knit flat and the band and flower are also knit! Four sizes.

Knitting pattern for simple fast Mitten Cuffs

Mitten Cuffs

These simple fast handwarmers by Jane Richmond who says they can be completed in one sitting. Knit with chunky yarn.

Knitting pattern for Fee-Bee fingerless mitts

Fee-Bee Mitts

The easy mitts named after the chickadee’s call are knit flat, then seamed at the side, with an opening left for the thumb.

Knitting pattern for Hetty's Sunday Cuffs

Hetty’s Sunday Cuffs

Danelle Sorensen’s mitts from The Best of Jane Austen Knits are knit in the round with an easy lace pattern. The majority of Ravelry knitters found this an easy pattern. It looks like there isn’t a thumbhole and there is a picot bind-off.

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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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