Whether you call them wristwarmers, fingerless mitts, fingerless gloves, handwarmers, or armwarmers, these are fast, fun projects and make great gifts. Most patterns for free.
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.
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Nested Fans Lace Mitts
Wendy Bernard teaches you how to knit fingerless mitts featuring a gorgeous Nested Fans lace pattern in this handy tutorial with downloadable pattern. You’ll learn how to start with a simple ribbed cuff, read a lace chart, shape a thumb gusset and more. SizesSmall (Medium, Large) Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
Ida Wrist Cuffs
Arm warmers with stranded and slipped stitch colorwork. Option for crocheted edge. Some knitters used a picot bind off instead. 3 sizes Extra small, Small, Medium. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Sylke Feldhusen.
Winter Wonderland Fingerless Mitts
6 row repeat stitch pattern. Includes matching scarf and hat instructions. Women’s small, medium, large to fit hand circumference 6½”, 7”, 7½”. Would work well with multi-colored yarn.
These mitts feature an Estonian Double Waterlily Motif and eyelets. Sizes: Women’s Small (Medium, Large). DK yarn. Designed by Jill Bickers
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern for registration at Annie’s site
- Purchase the video tutorial- (not required to get the free pattern)
Traveling Cable Handwarmers
Designed by Purl Soho.
Mone Dräger’s wristwarmers feature a unique diagonal rib pattern that helps the mitts fit snugly.Finished size: Women’s small to medium, approximately 7” (18 cm) long and 7.5” (19 cm) around the palm, but can be customized for other sizes. Looks great in multi-color yarn! Pictured project by JuanValdez
SarahLady designed this long, warm pair of cable fingerless mittens.
Alice Morandi’s design features pretty ribbon lacing. She provides versions for worsted and DK yarn and instructions for adding a thumb gusset to turn them into fingerless mitts. Pictured project by JStockert
Lace Collar and Cuffs
Lee Gant designed these matching scalloped lace accessories. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
More Free Patterns
Margarete Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature an easy flower stitch created with slipped stitches. Designed by Knitting and So on
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.
Fractured Light Mitts
Kirsten Kapur’s wristwarmers start with a garter stitch band and then move to a zigzag lace pattern. Looks great in multi-color yarn. There is also a matching hat pattern on the page.
- Get the free knitting pattern
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- See more Zigzag and Chevron Knitting Patterns
Faux Cable Fingerless Mitts
Sandi Rosner designed these dainty wristwarmers with a stitch pattern that looks like cable but isn’t.
- Get the free knitting pattern for registration at Annie’s site
- Get DK yarn for this pattern at Annie’s
- Purchase the video tutorial for this and 3 other patterns (not required to get the free pattern)
Lettuce Knit Arm Warmers
Red Heart designed these lace fingerless mitts. Two sizes.
Linda K’s Yummy Mummy Wristwarmers
Alexandra Brinck’s design features graceful cables and can be knit shorter or longer. Pictured project is by DiannaVB
Berroco designed these these simple, stockinette fingerless mittens with a novelty yarn “fur” lining. You can also wear them inside-out for a full fur look.
Linnéa Öhman’s fingerless mitts feature a romantic lace cuff. The pattern calls for some crochet to neaten up the lace edges but I wonder if you could substitute a knit border.
Lady Jane Grey’s Gloves
SarahLady designed this long, warm pair of cable fingerless mittens. So thick and warm, they’re almost sweater sleeves!
Berroco’s fingerless mitts feature an easy spiral stitch pattern. Pictured project by suzy23
Chevron Wrist Warmers
These wrist cuffs are a perfect use for leftover yarns. But I also think that you could just use one multicolored yarn to get this effect.
Patterns for Purchase
Pearl Lake Mitts
n the Pearl Lake Mitts, the bobble is anchored with the next purl stitch to eliminate the holes that often accompany bobbles. Simple latticework frames the allover bobbles.
Twisted Ivy Fingerless Mitts
Approximately 4- 5 inches from your thumb up your arm. They feature twist stitch patterns on both sides of the mitts, with a ribbing center for shaping. (The stitches are both charted and written out ‘line by line”. )
Matterhorn Long Fingerless Mitts
There are three distinct cables in the mitts with the center cables forming a diamond pattern.
Russell Square Mitts
This fingerless glove pattern features a ribbed body to hug your arms, a frilly top edge for interest, and a row of eyelets to create a wave along the fingertip edge.
Flower and Lace Cuffs
A simple beaded pattern and lace give a romantic feminine style to these garter stitch wristwarmers.
The measured, linear beauty of the gardens at Kensington Palace are reflected in the strong horizontal lines of these fingerless mitts.
The herringbone stitch gives these mitts a classic texture.
Latvian Braid Mitts
Wristwarmers shaped with short-rows show off knitted braids of twisted yarn. Pictured project by TheLoveBat
Toasties Fingerless Mitts
These mitts are knit in a slip stitch pattern with a 4 row repeat with ribbed cuffs.
Reversible Cable Worsted Mitts
A fantastic super-warm last-minute winter gift, these fingerless mitts knit up quickly from just one ball of worsted weight yarn in just a few hours.
- Get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the worsted weight yarn on Etsy
- See more Fingerless Mitts Knitting Patterns
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