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Red Jamie Cable Knit Fingerless Mittens Pattern


The red Jamie cable knit fingerless mittens pattern is perfect for anyone who loves to knit cables!

The mittens are knit flat, featuring an intricate double cable design.

The thumb section is then knit in the round.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

Red Jamie Cable knit fingerless mittens pattern

Knitted Fingerless Gloves With A Cable Design

The fingerless glove’s design has more texture as they are knitted using a double cable stitch pattern.

You can knit them with the thumb or without so they can be worn in a number of ways, from fingerless gloves to arm warmers.

Seen worn with a knitted beanie hat which is also a free pattern on my blog, you can find that here – Ribbed Hat Pattern | Autumn Ready

You can see more fingerless mitts patterns here:

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red Jamie cable knit mittens


The mittens knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

If you want to convert this pattern to knit in the round please see this guide – Knitting Cables In The Round {A How To Guide}

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Size Information

  • Women’s – To fit an average-sized hand.
  • Please note – you can adjust the length by adding more repeat rows or fewer.
  • You can also adjust the width by adding more cast-on stitches making sure they are equal on either side of the cable so that the cable stays in the middle of the mitten on both sides.
  • Measurements:
  • Length = 10 inches/26cm
  • Width = 4 inches/10cm (laying flat after seaming).
  • Thumb = 1.5 inches/4cm at the widest point.

Gauge – 24 sts/30 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stocking stitch.


The Supplies You Need


  • 2 x 50g skeins of any DK/Light worsted weight/8 Ply yarn.
  • I used La Mia Just Wool (100% Recycled Wool) in the color LT014 Light Brown.
  • This yarn is available to buy from Hobium Yarns online.



Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • C6B – Cable 6 back – slip the first three stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work. Knit the next three stitches on the left-hand needle and then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
  • C6F – Cable 6 forward – Slip the first three stitches of the cable panel onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, knit the next three stitches, and then knit the three stitches held on the cable needle.
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • W+T – Wrap and turn (short rows)

Pattern Instructions

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Both mittens are worked the same, then seamed.

With 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on – 48 sts.

  • Row 1 (RS): *K2, P2 – rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 2 (WS): Knit the knits and purl the purls to the end of the row.
  • Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more.

Change to 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles.

  • Row 1 (RS): P6, K12, P12, K12, P6.
  • Row 2 (WS): K6, P12, K12, P12, K6.
  • Row 3: P6, C6B, C6F, P12, C6B, C6F, P6.
  • Row 4: K6, P12, K12, P12, K6.
  • Row 5: P6, K12, P12, K12, P6.
  • Row 6: K6, P12, K12, P12, K6.
  • Row 7: P6, C6B, C6F, P12, C6B, C6F, P6.
  • Row 8: K6, P12, K12, P12, K6.
  • These 8 rows form the repeat pattern for the cable.
  • Rep the 8 rows 15 more times – you should have 16 cables in total.

Change to 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles.

  • Row 1 (RS): *K2, P2 – rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 2 (WS): Knit the knits and purl the purls to the end of the row.
  • Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more.
  • Cast off in pattern.

Making Up

Please note – when you are making up the mittens, check the measurements against your own arm/hand and adjust accordingly so that you have a comfortable fit.

If you have adjusted the length of the mittens, you may need to also adjust the measurements for seaming.

Sew the side seam of the mittens using the mattress stitch.

This gives you a nice hidden seam.

Double cable fingerless mittens front view

Both Mittens

Starting at the bottom edge (where the hand will insert and this will be pulled up the arm) you will stitch the seam for approx – 6 inches/15 cm.

Leave a hole for your thumb that will measure approx – 1.5 inches/4cm.

Seam the remainder of the mitten for 2 inches/5 cm.

Repeat with the second mitten.

You can leave your loose ends until you have completed the thumb section, just in case you want to adjust anything when you try them on.

Double cable fingerless mittens underside view


Knitting the thumb section is optional – you may wish to leave your mitts as they are or you may want to add the thumb.

This is up to you!

Using your 4.5mm (US 7) circulars pick up and knit 8 (10, 12) sts on each side (16, 20, 24) sts total.

Starting from the top of the thumbhole.

I picked up 8 sts on each side (16 in total) to have a tighter thumb section.

You may wish to make this larger for your thumb/hand size – so you can add 2 sts – go up to 10 sts on each side (20 total) or 12 sts on each side (24 total).

Knit 1 round.

Start the shaping:

  • Round 1: (RS) – K until 2 sts from the end, W+T,
  • Round 2: (WS) – P until 2 sts from end, W+T,
  • Round 3: K until 2 sts from the last wrap, W+T,
  • Round 4: P until 2 sts from the last wrap, W+T.
  • Rep the short rows 3 and 4 once more.
  • K all sts in the round picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the accompanying stitch.
  • Next round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • Cast off in rib.
  • Weave in all loose ends and secure.

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