Romantic, dramatic, cozy, practical! These fingerless mitt patterns are great for keeping hands warm, fashionable, and free for texting! Plus they make unique but quick gifts. Most patterns for free. Updated 1/1/2023
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Cloudburst Fingerless Mitts
Lace fingerless mitts. Fingering yarn. Designed by Arienne Grey.
Lacefield Fingerless Mitts
Knit flat with chunky wool and easy to remember lace pattern, this is a quick but lovely pattern.
Sourwood Mountain Mitts
Leaf lace handwarmers feature leaves on the hand and branching cables on the cuff. Sizes Small, Medium and Large. DK weight yarn. Designed by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)
These fingerless gloves feature a cuff that can be unfolded to keep your fingers warm. Knit with a 2 row repeat garter rib. Sizes Small, Medium and Large. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight yarn. Designed by Veronika Jobe
Fingerless mitts with an easy cable. The stripes are created with the recommended cake self-striping yarn. Aran yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. Bulky weight yarn.
Garden Of Shadows Mitts
Fingerless mitts featuring a cable embellishment on the top of the hand, and fun seed stitch on the palm. Sizes Juniors, S, M. Fingering yarn. Designed by Dragon Hoard Designs.
Flower Fingerless Mitts
These Silver Brunia fingerless gloves feature a flowering plant with bobble blossoms, lace leaves, and twisted stitch roots. DK yarn. Designed by Ieva Šimkutė-Pilelė. Pictured projects by the designer and sketeryte
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- Get the recommended Sublime Yarns Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK at Deramore’s
Honeycomb Cable Fingerless Mitts
These mitts feature an easy cable pattern on the back. Designed by Laura Eccleston
These fingerless gloves feature a lace-trimmed cuff, eyelet detailing, and I-cord edging at palm and thumb. Add buttons or I-cord laces at the cuffs for extra style. Three sizes. Uses 200 – 250 yards of the recommended yarn. Designed by Cloud House Studio
Modern Sophisticated Glovelets
These fingerless gloves feature a fashionable button closure and eyelet bands. Designed by Nazanin S. Fard
These lace fingerless mitts feature picot edges. Designed by Diane Mulholland. Pictured project by knitteria
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Fingerless gloves with eyelet detail designed by Susie Rogers make a very romantic look. Pictured project by Helen at Pointy Point Sticks
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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. This is a lovely and versatile pattern that is only limited by your imagination — try your prettiest yarn and buttons! Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]
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Belle Ruffle Gloves
Designed by Veronica O’Neil, these fingerless gloves combine romance and drama with ruffles, contrasting trim, and buttons. Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]
Wedding Belle Lace Gloves
Designed by Cathy MacGuire
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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.
Nereid Fingerless Gloves
Pattern by Denise Sutherland based on a chart originally designed for socks. Pictured project by knotaknitwit
Double Helix Mitts
Designed by Sybil R, these fingerless gloves are knit by winding strips of knitting and joining as you knit. Great for keeping your hands warm fashionably while you text or pin. They also are a great way to use leftover oddball yarn. Great for multi-colored yarn.
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It’s difficult to type this when I’m laughing so hard! Instead of tatooing your knuckles, try this pattern by Pamela Grossman for fingerless gloves and embroider your favorite eight letters on the knuckles. Knit from the knuckles up.
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These gauntlets designed by Susanna IC are simple and quick. The swirls are formed by cables and the cable pattern is easy enough for the beginner. The length of the mitts can be extended and many of the projects have made longer mitts. Pictured project by zuzusus
Rye / Ruista
The clever design element of the tab and button turn these easy stockinette mitts into stylish ruched accessories. You couldn’t find an easier way to be fashionable than this pattern designed by Hanne Katajamäki. Scroll down the pattern page for the English language pattern.
Owl Fingerless Gloves
A special cable pattern with tiny buttons forms an owl motif.
Get the free knitting pattern. English version is below the Italian version
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Donalda Gilchrist Samhain Mitts
Designer Polly Foo Foo was inspired by characters in a beloved historical fantasy series.
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Musica Fingerless Gloves
Anne Neumann designed these wristwarmers so musicians could keepy their hands warm while playing but they are great for music lovers too! Pictured project by Sarajewel
Cinnamon Star Fingerless Mitts
The designer Knitting and So On named these fingerless mitts after a favorite Christmas cookie, Zimstern –which means Cinnamon Star. The techniques used include hexagon and circle mitt knitting and surface crochet or slip stitch.
These armwarmers designed by Lisa Reeve have a radiating ribbed pattern that works well with variegated or self-striping yarn. (Also looks great in solids!) Pictured project by Kampfhamster112
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.
Get the free pattern at Ravelry
DISCONTINUED. Endpaper Mitts
These reversible mitts by Eunny Jang are perfect for highly contrasting yarns and a great project for beginneers in colorwork.
See the Ravelry page. There's a link to the archived pattern but it doesn't have charts.
Patterns for Purchase
Dealas Textured Fingerless Mitts
These fingerless gloves feature a diagonal textured pattern across the back of each hand. Dealas means commitment in Scottish Gaelic. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Liz Corke
Blue Sky Lemonade Mitts
These fingerless gloves feature a twist stitch chevron pattern on the front, and ribbing on the back Worsted or Aran weight yarn. Designer says she made these in a weekend! Designed by Anastasia Blaes
Fingerless mitts in sizes S-M-L. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Julie Partie
Lace Fingerless Gloves
These elegant gloves only use one ball of worsted weight yarn.
Totally Cabled Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature two distinct cables, as well as one twisted stitch. Instructions are written out and charted.
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.
No longer free. Designed by Carolyn Macpherson, after cuffs that Claire might use to keep warm in gathering medicinal plants.
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Fingerless Gloves With Pockets
These handwarmers feature an inside pocket on the top closed with two buttons that’s perfect for key, change, parking passes, and other essentials.
Cables Fingerless Mitts
Knit in the round. Size: Small to Medium, Large