Free Pattern for Fingerless Gloves

This is my pattern for the fingerless gloves.  It’s specifically designed so it can be changed to suit the wearer/mood of knitter/time available.  See pic in Finished Objects post below.

Yarn:  used Knit Picks Gloss – use any fingering weight with a bit of give

Needles:  used size 3 dpns, use whatever gives you guage give or take a little

Guage: apx 7-8 stitches per inch

Cast on 36 using whichever somewhat stretchy cast on method you prefer

K3 P1 rib for 6 rows STRAIGHT

Join on 7th row – depending on how deep you want the side slit

Knit about 26 total rows K3 P1 rib

Switch to stockinette for about 14 rows (insert an eyelet row or two if you want to)

K17 from beginning of round (where the side slit is) place marker; K2, place marker, knit around to 1st marker, slip marker

K in front and back of both stitches between markers, slip other marker

K 3 rounds, *K to marker, knit in front and back of first stitch, knit to last stitch before marker and knit in front and back of that stitch, slip marker*

K 3 rounds, repeat from * to *

K 1-3 more rounds (depends on size of wearers hand), place the 12 thumb st on holder, k in front and back of next stitch, knit around

St st 4 rows

Top of Hand:

1) K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end

2) K

3) K2 tog, yo, K3, yo, k1, sl1, k2, psso

4) K

5) K2tog, yo, K5, yo, sl1 k1, psso

Note:  do any lace type pattern that will fit on top of hand or can knit 5 more rows st st

Knit 3 rows st st

K 4 rows K3 P1 rib

Bind off top

Pick up thumb stitches, 4 stitches per needle

K around, before starting next round pick up and knit 4 stitches in K2 space, then knit around

K 12 stitches then K2 tog 2x (14 st total)  this eliminates holes where you picked up

K 4 rounds

K 4 rows K3 P1 rib

bind off


About HollysDying

Hard core rocker/old school punk/alternative, ridiculously fiber/design oriented knitter with strong geek tendencies type person. Worked in the travel and web design industries, and benefits management for years; have done freelance writing and editing. Mother of two fantastic young adults (yes, they truly are!).
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2 Responses to Free Pattern for Fingerless Gloves

  1. redfear says:

    Glad you like it – they really are a super fast knit, thank goodness! If you make a pair, I’d love to see pics! 😀

  2. optijoy says:

    Thanks for this pattern! The fingerless mitts are so cute; when I have some time after Christmas knitting I’ll have to think about making a pair. 🙂

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