This fingerless gloves knitting pattern tutorial will walk you step-by-step through the whole knitting process.
A pair of fingerless gloves is a great project for adventurous knitters who are comfortable knitting with double pointed needles.
In fact, learning how to knit fingerless gloves is one of the best ways to improve your double pointed needle knitting skills!
In this post, you’ll learn how to knit these mittens from beginning to end. We’ll cover materials and the actual pattern instructions. For a detailed walkthrough of the knitting pattern, watch the tutorial video below.
Fingerless Gloves Materials & Notes
Yarn Used: 1 hank of Malabrigo Arroyo in color Flama (100% merino wool; 335 yds/100g)
Other Similar Yarns:
- Madelinetosh Pashmina (super luxurious hand-dyed yarn)
- Viking of Norway Sportsragg (a reliable budget wool yarn)
- Cascade 220 Superwash Sport (100% hard-wearing merino wool – a cult favourite)
Gauge: 26.5 sts / 36 rounds = 4″/10cm using larger needles
Finished Measurements: circumference of mitten top (un-stretched): 6.2 (6.8, 7.4)”
- tapestry needle (LoveKnitting) (Amazon)
- scissors (LoveKnitting) (Amazon)
- stitch markers (LoveKnitting) (Amazon)
2×2 rib in the round:
Round 1: *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to end of round
Repeat round 1
1×1 rib in the round:
Round 1: *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end of round
Repeat round 1
Stockinette stitch in the round:
Round 1: knit all sts
Repeat round 1
Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern Video Tutorial
This detailed video tutorial walks you through the whole process of knitting a pair of fingerless gloves.
Fingerless Gloves Pattern Instructions
With smaller needles, CO 44 (48, 52) sts and knit 2×2 rib for 2”
Set-Up Round: with larger needles, knit 20 (22, 24) sts, PM, K4, PM, knit to end
Knit 2 (2, 3) rounds even
Increase Round: Knit to marker, SM, M1-L, knit to next marker, M1-R, SM, knit to end (2 sts increased)
Knit 2 rounds even, then work Increase Round 2 (2, 3) times. 50 (54, 60) sts in total and 10 (10, 12) sts between markers
Knit 3 rounds even, then work Increase Round three times. 56 (60, 66) sts in total. 16 (16, 18) sts between markers
Divide for Thumb:
Knit to first marker, remove marker, place 16 (16, 18) thumb sts onto scrap yarn. Remove second marker and CO 1 st using backward loop cast on. Rejoin for working in the round and knit to end of round. 41 (45, 49) sts
Continue in St st for 8 (8, 10) rounds
Next round: K2tog, knit to end 40 (44, 48) sts
Switch to smaller needles and knit 2×2 rib for 7 rounds, then cast off loosely
Thumb: place 16 (16, 18) thumb sts onto larger DPNs. Rejoin working yarn and knit across thumb sts. Pick up and knit 2 sts at the end of the round where gap forms 18 (18, 20) sts
Knit 1 round
Knit 1×1 rib for 8 rounds and cast off loosely in pattern
Weave in ends
Make a second pair of mittens, following the same instructions written above.
If you’re on Ravelry (aka. Facebook for knitters), add your project to the Fingerless Gloves pattern page!
* *: repeat instructions between asterisks the number of times indicated
CO: cast on
DPNs: double pointed needles
K2tog: knit two stitches together
M1-L: make one stitch leftward
M1-R: make one stitch rightward
PM: place stitch marker
SM: slip stitch marker
St st: Stockinette stitch
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