Saturday, February 6, 2010

Free Fingerless Mitt Pattern!

Hurrah! I finally have a free pattern for you. Okay, pictures first and then instructions.
Oh, and please leave a comment when you stop by. I would love to know what you think of my pattern!

Long Fingerless Mitts.
220yds Worsted Weight Wool Yarn
Needles US 7,6,5, & 4 double point
Cast on 36 stitches. Divide onto 3 size US7 double points. (12 stitches on ea. needle.)
Join in rnd, placing marker at the beginning.
Work in a K2,P2 rib for 2 inches.
Switch to size 6 needles and work in st, stitch ( knit every round) for 1 inch.
Switch to size 5 and knit for another 1 inch. The mitt should now measure
4 inches from cast on edge.
Switch to size 4 needles and continue for another 3 1/2 inches. Mitt will now
measure 7 1/2 inches.
Thumb Shaping:
Switch back to size 5 needles.
Rnd. 1 K2, inc in next stitch, place marker, knit to last three stitches of round,
place marker, inc. in next stitch, k2.
Rnd. 2 Knit around.
Rnd: 3 Knit to one stitch before marker, inc in next stitch, slip marker, work to
2nd marker, slip marker, in. in next stitch, knit to end of the round ( 40 sts. )
Rnd. 4 Knit around
Repeat rounds 3 &4 until there are 50 stitches.
On last round 4, knit around to last marker, remove marker, knit 4 stitches,
then bind off 12 stitches.
Continue knitting in the round until piece measures 1/2 inch from the thumb hole
Next round K2,P2 around, will end with a K2. Repeat this round until cuff measures
2 inches. Bind off in rib.
Pattern notes:
This pattern is pretty flexible. You can try it on as you go which is a big help if you find it is too tight or loose.
If you have a very slender arm you may want to drop down a needle size for the arm. The mitts pictured are for someone else. If I was to make them for myself I would probably use a size three needle in the wrist area instead of size 4.
Lengthen or shorten the arm as desired.
Same goes for the cuffs
If you have any questions, or I didn't explain something clearly, feel free to leave a comment and I will get back with you.
Happy Knitting!


  1. Congratulations on the pattern! :)

  2. Lovely pattern. Thank you very much for sharing it with the knitting community. I will make these mitts for my daughter who will love wearing them. Warm hugs from Donna.

  3. It's very interesting the way you change needle sizes. I'm sure that will make the mitts fit well. Thanks very much.

  4. They look awesome! I'm going to have to make them for my sister for Christmas, she's gonna love them!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with everyone. I have been looking for just exactly that style of fingerless mittens to make as a thank you gift for a very generous friend. She likes bright, variegated colours, and I have some plain violet yarn and multicoloured violet, lime green and teal yarn. Have looked everywhere for a plain pattern, suited to the variegated and with a plain band top and bottom, and here it is, in the right yarn type - absolutely perfect!!!
    You truly are a blessing. Thank you so very much.

  6. I've been looking for something along these lines for my five year old daughter who will be starting kindergarten this fall. I figure I'll just use smaller needles from the start, and maybe that will work? She is tall for her age, but I will probably have to modify numbers of stitches also. I wanted to make a pair with actual fingers to the first knuckle joint like on Spud and Chloe, but alas I don't want to pay $9 for an adult pattern when what I really want is a kids pattern. Thanks again for posting this so that I can try without buyers remorse. Any tips, tricks, or suggestions would be welcome. Kristy

  7. amazing colours i've tried the pattern and their very warm :)

  8. I love this pattern. So easy! Thank you!

  9. hi...was looking for fingerless mittens, but have got more than i bargained, your lovely pattern, and a reminder (Romans5,v6-8), that i can trust the man who died for me,... with the life that he saved! thanks.

    1. Hello Dorothy,

      I am so thankful that my blog could be a blessing to you! Enjoy the pattern!


Thank you for stopping by my blog. Please leave a comment, I love to hear from my readers!

God bless, and have a beautiful day!

*As a note, I prefer NOT to publish anonymous comments. Please leave your name, email, or ravelry name.