In this post, you will see a roundup of 20 easy and quick fingerless gloves knitting patterns.
A fall and winter essential, fingerless gloves are a must-have for colder weather.
They protect your hands from the cold while allowing your fingers the freedom to still do many things, like drive, type and touch your phone screen.
*Scroll down for the free pattern roundup!*
This type of glove is an easy one to knit.
From a basic design with no thumb to more complicated knits with cables, there is a pattern for every skill level in the list.
After all, you don’t want to go out in the chilly air without a pair of these gloves!
My favourite season is autumn, I love the crisp mornings, knitting in the afternoons and the colour change of the trees.
Knitting a pair of fingerless mittens or arm warmers is a great way to spend an autumnal afternoon and to stash bust.
You only need 1 skein of yarn to create a pair, perhaps less depending on how long or short, you make them.
You can also make gloves in various colours, including stripes so that even more of your leftover yarns can be used.
If like me, you have boxes and baskets full of leftover yarns then something stripey can be a great way to use them up.
Included in the list is a striped pair of mittens, that could be worked up in many colour combinations.
Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern
Many of my own patterns included in the list have been inspired by the Outlander series, with designs based on the original items.
The patterns included are similar to gloves and arm warmers worn by the main characters, Claire and Brianna.
There are many beginner patterns in garter stitch, ribbing, stockinette stitch and a few intermediate choices too, which feature cable-knit designs.
If you would like to purchase the inexpensive ad-free Outlander Pattern Collection that includes all of the fingerless gloves and arm warmers patterns by Handy Little Me please take a look in my shop HERE.
Free Knitting Patterns
Making knitted items for fall is always a fantastic idea!
If you don’t have much time, you can make a hat in an afternoon or a pair of fingerless gloves.
The patterns include;
Knitting For Beginners Tips
If you want to try out some of the patterns listed below, but are just starting out and learning the basics, here is a list of things that you will need to know before choosing a pattern;
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
- You will also need to know the basics of increasing and decreasing.
- You should also be comfortable reading a knitting pattern.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts pattern by Susie Rogers
Pretty fingerless gloves from Susie Rogers on Ravelry.
Learn To Knit: Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts Free Pattern
These knitted fingerless gloves are so cozy in winter.
Free knitting pattern and photo tutorial.
There's even a printable PDF of the pattern so it's easy to follow along.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo