Knitting Simple Fingerless Gloves
A Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels
This simple fingerless glove knitting pattern shows you how to make your own basic fingerless gloves for everyone you know. These mitts are a versatile accessory because they keep your hands warm, while allowing your fingers the freedom to work, drive, text, take pictures, and more. These worsted weight gloves are light enough for fall and spring, but warm enough for everyday winter wear too. Make them in solid colors or mix it up with variegated yarn for a vibrant look. Simple and clear row-by-row written instructions walk you through each step of making fingerless mitts for all sizes. This pattern comes with complete directions for adult extra large, adult medium/large, adult small, child, toddler, baby, newborn, and holiday ornament sizes.
How these Fingerless Mittens are Made
These gloves are made one at a time, and worked from the bottom up.
This pattern can be knit in the round in two different ways. Instructions are included for double point needles and the magic loop. Pick your favorite method to knit in the round, then follow the instructions that match your chosen needles.
You can substitute almost any worsted weight yarn in this pattern successfully; just check your gauge before you start. I’ve found that Malabrigo Rios, a merino wool yarn, makes an excellent substitute yarn for this pattern.
This is an intermediate knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the round, knit stitches, purl stitches, switching needle sizes, increases, using a stitch holder, and a standard bind off.
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- Adult Extra Large size fits men with larger hands or 9 to 11 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 9 inches top to bottom.
- Adult Medium/Large size fits men and women with larger hands or 7.5 to 9 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 7 inches top to bottom.
- Adult Small size fits women with small hands and older children or 6 to 7.5 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 6 inches top to bottom.
- Child size fits most boys and girls age 4 to 10 years of age or 5.5 to 6 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 5 inches top to bottom.
- Toddler size fits most boys and girls age 2 to 4 years of age or 4.5 to 5 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 4 inches top to bottom.
- Baby size fits most boys and girls 3 months to 2 years of age or 3 inches to 3.5 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 3.5 inches top to bottom.
- Newborn/Holiday Ornament size fits most newborns 0 to 3 months of age or 2.5 inches to 3 inches around hand, without thumb; measures 3 inches top to bottom.
Find my full size chart and how to measure here.
If you use the materials suggested in this pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your fingerless gloves looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat, but laying flat to dry is recommended.
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This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, so they may obtain a copy.