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Knit fingerless gloves are just better than mittens. There I said it! Sorry not sorry, but they really are. Don’t believe me? Just wait until you see all the wonderful free knit fingerless gloves patterns we have in store for you today! But first, read three reasons why fingerless gloves are better than mittens.
First of all, they make it so much easier to text (and in a world where we are glued to our smartphones this is an absolute must!) But they also make it easier to do a whole bunch of other things too like type, and drive, and knit. Yes that’s right, you could be wearing a pair of fingerless gloves while knitting another pair of fingerless gloves, and if that doesn’t excite you then I don’t know what will!
On top of that, they’re easier to knit than mittens too! There’s less shaping (and sometimes no shaping at all), and they use up less yarn, and they take less time too. How’s that for amazing benefits?!
But the real reason I love all these fabulous and free knit fingerless gloves patterns is that they’re just so stinking cute! They’re totally on trend and they make a fantastic complement to a layered fall outfit. Every time you wear them you are sure to receive many nice comments!
You might be wondering how to knit fingerless gloves. Or you might be wondering if it is hard to knit fingerless gloves. Rest assured, many, many of these free knit fingerless gloves patterns are perfectly suited to the beginner knitter. You don’t have to be a knit whiz to make these cute designs! Scroll down and see for yourself all the amazing free knitting patterns we have curated for you today.
Featured Pattern for Knit Fingerless Gloves
This easy pair of fingerless gloves whips up in a flash. Uses very basic knitting skills such as the knit stitch, purl stitch, and basic increase for the thumb shaping of make 1 left and make 1 right. To tighten up the knit stitches, the knits are knitted through the back loop, which gives a much smoother appearance when working Stockinette stitch in the round.
Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Bulky #5)
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Yarn Options for Knit Fingerless Gloves
The sky is the limit, really, when it comes to knitting fingerless gloves. You can get really complicated patterns made with very thin yarn, or you can whip up a pair of super bulky mitts in no time.
Fiber content isn’t as important here, either, unless the person wearing them has an allergy to wool. I made the pair above with a premium acrylic and love them, but I’ve also used wool (especially superwash wool so I can machine wash them if needed).
25+ Cute, Cozy and Free Knit Fingerless Gloves Patterns for Fall
1. Easy Stranded Mitts
This one’s for all the new knitters out there! (Or for anyone who needed these free knit fingerless gloves patterns like yesterday) Super bulky yarn makes this design work up in no time flat! Plus, the pattern is actually worked flat too, so it’s a win-win for beginners! Like the name suggests, you’ll be using the stranded colorwork technique.
Designer: The Knitting Times
Yarn: (Super Bulky Weight #6)
2. Olallie Wristwarmers
You can add interest to a pair of monochrome mitts with lots of texture. The textured stitch pattern involves basic stitches and slipped stitches. You’ll be working in the round for this one. Even more good news – the free knitting pattern is available in both child and adult sizes, plus there’s a matching legwarmer pattern.
Designer: Tolt Yarn and Wool
Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (Sport Weight #3)
3. Basic Mitts
There I go getting carried away again. Let’s bring it back to basics with a simple design that’s worked from the cuff up in the round. All you need to know is how to knit, purl and increase. That’s what makes it perfect for beginners! (and also for more experienced knitters who need a basic pattern to embellish upon)
Designer: Bente Skeide
Yarn: Gjestal Baby Ull (Fingering Weight #1)
4. Beginner Wristers
Beginners, I’ll do you one better. It turns out that it does actually get easier! If you can knit a flat rectangle in garter stitch, then you can make these easy and cozy fingerless gloves! You’ll see the option to buy the yarn on the page, but it’s not necessary. Just scroll down to see the button for the free download.
Designer: Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
5. Chevron Hat and Mitt Set
It’s two patterns for the price of one! (and the price is free, so it’s even better!) This eye-catching design features a repeating chevron design made with cables and lace. I’m a sucker for coordinating sets like this, because they’re just so cute. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all the free patterns.
Designer: Plymouth Yarn Design Studio
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Worsted EC (Worsted Weight #4)
Learn new techniques and construction methods with the wildly colorful and fun Orinthia mitts. I love free knit fingerless gloves patterns that let me use up my scrap yarn! (or use it as an excuse to buy a cute set of mini skeins!) Whatever yarn you decide to use, these funky fingerless gloves are sure to turn some heads.
Designer: Sarah Alderson for Knitty
Yarn: Blue Ridge Yarns Footlights (Fingering Weight #1)
7. Easy Chunky Fingerless Mittens
Here’s a fun way to knit fingerless gloves with two colors: invert the two colors on the second glove so that you end up using equal amounts of yarn overall. The resulting mismatched but coordinating set is sure to spark some conversations! This design is knit flat using stockinette stitch along with garter stitch accents and rib stitch cuffs.
Designer: The Knitting Times
Yarn: Lana Grossa Superbingo (Bulky Weight #5)
8. Muddy Mitts
Did you know that you could use sock yarn to make some of these beautiful free crochet knit fingerless gloves patterns? This basic design really shows off the vibrant color changes in this particular sock yarn. The pattern is worked from the cuff up in a broken rib stitch. I love the simplicity of the rolled hems.
Designer: Giulia Salussolia
Yarn: Revesderecho Socks (Light Fingering Weight #0)
9. Barslund Half Mitts
The Barslund Half Mitts from Cit’as Sockkerier use the stranded colorwork technique to create beautiful celtic knot designs. The resulting mitts are cozy, practical and unisex too. The long ribbed cuffs are particularly useful for staying warm when working outside. The pattern is worked in the round.
Designer: Cita’s Sockkerier
Yarn: Du Store Alpakka Sterk (DK Weight #3)
10. Alexandria Mitts
Feast your eyes on the work of art that is the Alexandria Mitts. Scale like stitches and hues of green and blue remind me of mermaids, what about you? The fun and colorful pattern is worked from the bottom up in the round using a self striping yarn and an intermediate level textured stitch pattern.
Designer: Cheryl Murray for Willow Yarns Website
Yarn: Willow Yarns Verbena (Sport Weight #3)
11. Scrappin’ Mitts
If you love the pretty colors of sock yarns but don’t love working with such a thin weight, then this might be the pattern for you! Two strands of sock weight yarn are held double, which is equivalent to a DK weight yarn. Holding two different colors together gives you a fun mottled effect. This fun and functional design is knit on the bias using garter stitch.
Designer: AJ Bishop
Yarn: AJHC Wools Yak Sock (held double = DK Weight #3)
12. Quick Knit Fingerless Gloves
Bulky weight yarn is a great choice for free knit fingerless gloves patterns because it works up quickly and warmly. These quick knit gloves are worked flat. Garter and stockinette stitch take turns to add interest and texture to the surface of the mitts Just look how cozy and squishy they are!
Designer: Knit and Let Dye
Yarn: (Bulky Weight #5)
13. Seashell Mitts
One good thing about using sock yarn to knit fingerless gloves, is that you will almost certainly only need a single skein. In fact, the designer of these Seashell Mitts says, “…you can definitely make two pairs from one 100 gram skein and have enough leftover for a pair of baby booties.” The pattern is worked in the round using the magic loop method.
Designer: Tiny Happy Blog
Yarn: Dark Harbour Yarn Starboard (Fingering Weight #1)
14. Khamusak Lup Mitts
Can free knit fingerless gloves patterns be elegant? Absolutely! The lovely Khamusak Lup Mitts feature breathtaking beaded cables and a unique thumb gusset that minimizes holes. The show-stopping design is knit in the round from the cuff up. They’re perfect for special occasions, or for days when you’re just feeling a little fancy.
Designer: Waum Things Northwest
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® 220 Superwash (Worsted Weight #4)
15. Timeless Fingerless Mitts
Add some vintage charm to any outfit with the beautiful Timeless Fingerless Mitts. Some might scoff at the idea of fingerless gloves made with an allover lace design. I mean sure, they’re not going to be the warmest, but that’s a good thing if you want to wear them all year round or if you live somewhere it doesn’t get very cold!
Designer: Sherrie Kibler
Yarn: Pindrop Fibers Thwayya (Sport Weight #3)
16. Tea & Crumpets
I love the idea of relaxing on the patio with a cup of coffee and a stunning pair of knit fingerless gloves. It’s actually pretty genius if you think about it, because the gloves will keep your hands safe from both the hot cup and the cold weather! This design uses twisted rib stitches to make beautiful interlocking designs.
Designer: Deborah Simon for Knitty
Yarn: Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock (Fingering Weight #1)
17. Swatch Hand Warmers
Attention visual learners: this one’s for you! This free knit fingerless gloves pattern features a video tutorial. The pattern is worked flat all in one piece using 3 different colors. The unique colorblock design is super fun and will surely turn some heads! Beginner knitters should definitely give this one a try.
Designer: Darya CrochetLife
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Sky (DK Weight #3)
18. Wide Rib Hand Warmers
Monochrome mitts are the perfect pick for easy outfit matching. I really love this particular shade of blue and the sweet simplicity of these darling mitts. The design is worked from the cuff up in the round. The recommended yarn is a cotton wool blend with great stitch definition. There’s also a matching hat pattern!
Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn: Purl Soho Campo (Worsted Weight #4)
19. Anna-Maja Mitts
If there was ever the perfect time for a good tweed yarn (other than basically all the time) it would be fall! All the pretty flecks of warm colors remind me of the changing colors of the leaves. This design is worked from the cuff up and in the round. You’ll be following along with both written and charted instructions.
Designer: Alexandra Brinck
Yarn: Olann BFL aran (Aran Weight #4)
20. Perendale Mitts
Dainty lace and bobble stitch accents are the hallmarks of the delightful Perendale Mitts from Annabel Williams. It really is such a lovely and understated design, and it’s so feminine too! Parendale is the name of a rare breed of sheep that the yarn is made from. The pattern is worked in the round from the cuff up.
Designer: Annabel Williams
Yarn: Annabel Williams Perendale DK (DK Weight #3)
21. Rainbow Mitts
If you’ve been knitting for any length of time, then I’m sure you’ve built up a stash of leftover yarn scraps. Put them to work with an easy and quick pattern for colorblock fingerless gloves. The design is worked flat in garter stitch. All you need to know is how to knit, purl, slip and increase. The pattern includes helpful links to video tutorials if you get stuck.
Designer: Anya Lomakina
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Big Merino (Aran Weight #4)
22. Seaside Slouchy Mitts
Get a load of all the pretty colors in the Seaside Slouchy Mitts! The variegated yarn used in this design isn’t just for show. It also helps disguise the thumb gusset so it’s not as noticeable. What a clever idea! This cute and slouchy design is worked in the round using a combination of stockinette and garter stitch rows.
Designer: Lisette Baer
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash (DK Weight #3)
23. Aniah Mitts
An all over rib design ensures a fabulous pair of mitts with lots of stretch and squishiness. Plus, worsted weight yarn makes these mittens go by very quickly. They’ll be on and off your needles before you know it (and then maybe you’ll want to make another pair for a back up!) . The design is knit in the round using either double pointed needles or circulars.
Designer: Linda Fosdick
Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium (Aran Weight #4)
24. Regency Red Cable Knit Gloves
If you are into shows like Bridgerton on Netflix, then you are going to love this regency era inspired design. They certainly look fantastic for tea parties! The broken cable pattern on the top was inspired by a Dior sweater, and the palms are knit in stockinette stitch. The design is worked flat and then seamed.
Designer: Handy Little Me
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® Cascade 220® (Worsted Weight #4)
25. Simple Sideways Fingerless Gloves
One good thing about free knit fingerless gloves patterns that are worked flat is that they can be knit sideways. It’s not really any more challenging than knitting them up normally, and I like the uniqueness of the vertical lines. Despite their slightly odd construction, this pattern is a pretty good pick for beginners, since you can make them with just knit and purl stitches.
Designer: Arbor Twist
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® 220 Superwash (Worsted Weight #4)
Maybe we can all be a tiny bit less sad about summer ending if we can look forward to the cooler months with a nice new pair of knit fingerless gloves. It’s the little things in life, you know? What I really want to know is, which of these free knit fingerless gloves patterns caught your eye? Or have you tried any other free knit fingerless gloves patterns that you would recommend? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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