Fingerless mitts, with a twist – cable stitches, twisted stitches, and other multi-directional patterns that give an extra twist to the style of these handwarmers. Updated 1/4/23
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Twisted Stitch Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit with a branching design of twisted stitches. 4 sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amy McElwain.
Snowfall Wristwarmers Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit with cables framing seed stitch. Aran yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Punta Negra Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts knit in a beautiful zig zag rib. 2 Sizes: S/M, L/XL. Fingering yarn. Designed by Luciana Lopez.
These cozy fingerless mitts in two sizes feature a fitted thumb gusset and deeply-textured openwork pattern. Sport yarn. Designed by Anne Hanson for Knitty.
Fingerless mitts combining ribbing and lace in a swirling design. Fingering yarn. Designed by Myriam Dostert. Looks great in variegated yarn.
Crossing The Frame Mitts
Unique fingerless mitts with buttoned interlaced straps on the top. Fingering yarn. Designed by Awilda B. Designs
Jammin’ Fingerless Mitts
These mitts feature a simple & elegant twisted cable, with 2x2 ribbing all around, accented with a strap and button on the wrist. Aran yarn. Designed by Whittney Perez
These fingerless mitts feature a colorful woven line design of twisted stitches and slipped stitch colorwork. Designed by Leah Blackwood. Pictured project by andrealea
Wharariki Beach Mitts
These fingerless mitts feature a decorative flap that is knit flat using short rows. It shapes the upper part of the hand and defines the thumb hole when folded over. Sport yarn. Designed by Sabine Kastner
More Free Patterns
Treads Tipless Gloves
Victoria Anne Baker’s unisex gloves feature the linen ridge stitch that inspired the name of the pattern that can easily be modified to make full-fingered gloves, fingerless mitts, or even mittens.
Claudia Höll-Wellmann’s Handschmeichler fingerless mitts have a twining openwork pattern made by knitting “buttonholes”. The mitts can be worn with the openwork facing the fingers or reversed so it is on the wrist. Available in English and German. Great with multi-color yarn.
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.
Mistress Beauchamp’s Mitts
Jill Bickers’ fingerless mitts with cable trim were inspired by gauntlets worn by Claire in the Outlander series.
Cafe Au Lait Mitts
Paula McKeever’s fingerless mitts feature an easy all-over lace pattern. Pictured project by kimbamel
Izumi Ouchi’s arm warmers use spiraling cables and stitch patterns to create an elegant look. Pictured project by Cumberb1tch who says these arm warmers are not as challenging as they look.
Three Leaf Mitts
Brenda K. B. Anderson’s fingerless mitts feature a leaf motif in lace. Pictured project by jacquain who said the project took 4 hours.
Emilee Dee Mitts
The all-over pattern in Paula McKeever’s fingerless mitts looks like cable but it’s not – it’s lace! Pictured project by bonniebeth
Caron Fingerless Gloves
Marilyn Losee’s fingerless mitts feature a braided cable on a moss stitch background.
Twin Cable Wristers
Grace Alexander’s easy fingerless mitts have a design that will work for women and men.
Patterns for Purchase
Winding Braids Fingerless Mitts
The graceful cable and bobble design of these handwarmers are inspired by the Norse goddess of wisdom and patron of motherhood, Frigg, who had braided golden hair. Designed by Doreen Blask. Fingering weight yarn.
Curling Neckwarmer and Mitts
A simple cable design adds architectural detail to these fingerless mitts and matching cowl. Two sizes (S/L). Comes with a matching cowl pattern. Fingering yarn. Designed by Anne Hanson
“Aotearoa” is the name that Maori people have for their country (what we know as New Zealand), meaning “The Long White Cloud”. These fingerless mitts feature cloud inspired lace and a decorative flap over the fingers that creates the thumb hole. Fingering yarn. Designed by Sabine Kastner
Quilted Lattice Mitts
Comes with a matching hat pattern.
Totally Cabled Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature two distinct cables, as well as one twisted stitch. Instructions are written out and charted.
Birthstone Fingerless Mitts
Simple 2x2 ribbed fingerless mitts with a delicate 2-stitch cable motif on the backs of the hands.
Oak Grove Mitts
Cozy little mitts with a beautiful embossed oak leaf. Instructions are included for both a fingerless glove and fingerless mitten version. Sport yarn. Designed by NeverNotKnitting