Fingerless Gloves Knitting Patterns: {30+ Freebies}

Here’s a fine collection of free patterns for fingerless gloves (and handwarmers) that I’ve gathered from around the ‘net and culled from my bookmarks. Lots of different styles and there are some really talented designers in this group!
Montgomery: Easy design sized to fit women’s medium (8″ around cuff). Worked in the round from the cuff up and features a row of eyelets at the cuff, thumb and palm.

Fetching Beauty: Finished cuff circumference: 7 inches (unstretched) and length: 6.25 inches.
Simply Soft: Experience level is marked as easy, finished size is approximately 4″ wide by 14″ long.

Lucky Warm Fuzzies: These are made from a scrumptiously soft synthetic yarn and embellished with vintage buttons.
Belle Ruffle: Neo-Victorian inspired, each features three buttons and a delicate bell ruffle.

Carrie: The cuffs are done in k1p1 ribbing and the body in moss stitch.
Divani: Made with set of 4 double-pointed needles. Instructions via pdf download.

Furry Cuffs: Features fun “furry” cuffs made with Berroco Plush.
Cabled: (pdf) Gusset is designed with no seaming and no holes to speak of.

Spirogyra Wristwarmers: Made in a Slanting Shell Stitch design.
Hand Warming: Nice design!

Spiral: Luxurious fingering weight yarn is used to make these.
Merry Wristers: Takes less than one skein of 115 yards to make these.

Evenstar: For smaller or larger sizes go up or down 1 or 2 needle sizes. Length to wrist is approx 12 cm.
Diagonal Eyelet: This pair is made with a diagonal eyelets and ribbing cuffs and tops.

Long Striped: Sized to fit average woman – 7 inches in circumference and 12 1/2 inches long.
Lepidoptera: You can use any fingering weight yarn for these lovelies.

Mikado: This is for a long pair, you’ll find a shorter version available too.
Kat’s Paws: Made with dpns. This is a very easy project made out of self-striping sock yarn.

Ribbed: Worked on DPNs and divided on three needles, pdf download available.
Easy Waffle Stitch: These are worked flat, seamed up the side.

Lacey Office: Stretches to fit all hands up to an 8″ wrist circumference.
Chevron: These can be made with DPNs or Magic Loop.

Cabled: A basic stockinette stitch background and k2, p2 ribbing puts all the focus on the cable down the back of the hand.
Annlina: This extends up over the elbow. It’s worked in stockinette and rib in Ultra Alpaca.

Eeryne: Made with DPNs (4 needles) and fingering to sport weight yarn.
Easy Lace: Wear them alone or over purchased gloves.

Emerald Green: Worked in Stockinette, Moss and Double Moss stitches.
Potluck: Sized to fit an average adult woman’s hand.

Endpaper: These would be an excellent first project for a novice – they’re small and snappy and dead-simple.
Reversible: Simple design that offers a few features: they’re reversible, easy to customize (decorative stitches, cable, etc.) and can be worked flat or in the round.

Quick & Simple: Quick garter stitch using straight needles and worked flat with simple seaming at the end.
Hermine: Great stash buster, use any double knitting wool in four colors (requires less than 50g of each).

Casablanca: Cabled up the center, you’ll get two pairs from one skein of wool!
Dashing: These mitts are meant to fit snugly around the wrist, to keep out cold winds.

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    • salwa

    They are beautiful.
    Thank you.

    • lana.puspandari

    Those are beautiful. But I’d prefer sewing to knitting.

    Would appreciate,if someone care to share a sewing pattern to those fingerless gloves.

    Thank you.

    • kathy

    Does anyone have a pattern for 2 needle fingerless gloves/mitts?

    • Jenny

    Also looking for patterns for 2 needle fingerless gloves/mitts?
    Actually before our winter is over.
    Many Thanks


    • Rachel McDaniel

    knitting is a lost art, thanks for the patterns.

    • Katie

    Kathy & Jenny – Just finished my first pair of ribby wristwarmers….a present for my boss, no less!! Used 2 needles size 8 & pink/rose variegated yarn (her favorite color). Easy pattern in “The Knitter’s Bible, knitted accessories” by Claire Crompton, page 52. The work up fast! Will add ribbon threaded in and out along wrist. Good luck!

    • Nicola

    Thanks so much for the patterns – I have made three pairs of the Evenstar for my daughters, in different colours. They are truly beautiful and everyone is now wanting a pair. Yes, I know that they were quite a challenge as I had never used the three/four needles before but now I am addicted! I would advise the other contributors to this page to have a go too – there is nothing like achieving something new!

    • NINA Shuford

    These should be more gratifying than socks of the past Christmases. Good to use those leftover skeins.
    Very nice for charity knitting too. Thank you

    • Julie

    Thanks for collecting these here. Great reference, I’m bookmarking. Ha, knitting is NOT a lost art. Look how little time it took for Ravelry to get a million members, 14 months? And Kathy, the Emerald Green are a 2-needle pattern.

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