Fingerless Mittens Pattern

Fingerless mittens

This fingerless mittens pattern will knit up quick and the finished mitts will definitely keep your hands warm.

I wanted to share with you an easy fingerless mittens knitting pattern, that you can make in around 2 hours and is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit.

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Fingerless mittens pattern

Grey Fingerless Mittens

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, recently in season four, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that the main character Claire wears, including her grey fingerless mittens or wrist warmers.

This is the first free knitting pattern in my Outlander collection, there will be more to come including the Cabled Cabin Mittens and the Bree Infinity Scarf.

Outlander-season-four-spoilers-Claire-Fraser-Jamie-Fraser-Image Source

Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing a range of knitted wrist warmers and fingerless mitts, at her home in Fraser’s Ridge, this pattern is knit flat and seamed leaving space for your thumb. 

You can wear them either way, as wrist warmers or as mitts, seen styled in the photographs, which makes them very versatile for the cold weather.

A basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.

Outlander fingerless mittens pattern

Outlander Knitting Patterns

Claire Fraser’s costumes have motivated many knitters to make shawls, infinity scarves, and more throughout the four seasons that have aired so far.

Claire from Outlander wrist warmers

I wanted to make a collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from mittens to scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

Cable fingerless mittens knitting patternCabled Cabin Fingerless Gloves – Get the free pattern here!

Brianna grey infinity scarf from OutlanderThe Brianna Cowl – Get the free pattern here!

Outlander Series

If you haven’t watched it already – you really should!

The story is really great, with a bit of everything thrown in there – romance, action, plot twists, period costumes and fantasy time travel.

In season four (skip past this bit if you haven’t seen it yet!) you get to see more of Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna, who also has a wonderful range of costumes that include knitted pieces.

Claire Fraser from OutlanderImage Source

Outlander Knits

If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

For more mittens you may also be interested in:

Outlander knitting patterns

Fingerless Mittens

The Outlander fingerless mitts are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Alize Lanagold Classic – grey.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create an interesting design, knit flat on straight needles, then seamed to make the mitts, leaving a space for your thumb.

This pair of mittens will be super cosy to wear while commuting, typing or like Claire – for finding herbs in the garden!

Easy fingerless mittens pattern

The Knitting Basics

The mittens use basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create the design of the mittens.

To make these fingerless gloves you will need to know the following:

Outlander fingerless mittens pattern

Mittens Pattern

Make this easy pair of knitted fingerless mittens with the easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

Knit fingerless mittens

Yield: Fingerless Mittens

Fingerless Mittens Pattern

The fingerless mitts are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Alize Lanagold Classic - grey. Using knit and purl stitches, you will create an interesting design, knit flat on straight needles, then seamed to make the mitts, leaving a space for your thumb.
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • 1 x skein of medium weight yarn (04)
  • I used Alize Lanagold Classic in Grey 21

Tools

  • 5mm (US 8) straight knitting needles
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. CO 32sts
  2. K2, P2 to end of row
  3. Cont to knit in 2x2 ribbing (K2, P2) for 1 inch
  4. Knit
  5. K1, P1
  6. Rep the two rows above until the piece measures 11 inches from the CO edge (finish on a K1, P1 row)
  7. Knit
  8. K2, P2 for 1 inch
  9. Cast off in rib.

Making Up

Stitch the side seam from one end of the mitts for 7.5 inches

Leave a gap of 2 inches for the thumb hole.

Then stitch for a further 2 inches to close the top of the mittens.

Notes

Size - Woman's small/medium

Length of the mittens = 11.5 inches

Width (laying flat) = 6.5 inches

Gauge = 8sts in 8 rows in 1 inch.

Abbreviations

CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

K – knit

P – purl

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

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