Fingerless Mittens - Beginner Knitting Pattern

This fingerless mittens knitting pattern is a fun little knitting project that's great for beginning knitters. It's like a 'knit and learn' pattern where you get to practice knitting plus make something all at the same time.

Fingerless mitts are a nice way for beginners to have a little fun knitting plus you're making something useful. It's a simple quick knit project which also makes a great last minute gift idea. And you can knit of lot of these babies....

This simple little knitting pattern can be adjusted very easily if you'd like to make them longer. That way you can make them go all the way up to your elbows if you like. 

Need a couple of knitting ideas for your mittens?

  • You choose the length you'd like for your mittens
  • Try different yarns and colors although I'd still stick with worsted weight yarns
  • Try some different stitch patterns

With those knitting ideas you have the makings for some lovely knitted gifts or fingerless mitts for yourself for every day of the week.


If you'd like a PDF for the mitts click here.


Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern

Fingerless mittens knitting pattern

Skills Required:
Garter stitch

Materials:

1 skein (4 oz/173 g /204 yds/187 m) Red Heart Gumdrop in color of your choice. This color is Juicy

Tapestry needle

Needles: US #8 (5mm)

Gauge:  5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch (Please note that for this particular knitting project gauge isn't important)

Pattern Notes

You can use any worsted weight yarn you like.  And since these mittens are made in Garter stitch they will stretch quite a bit.  You don't have to worry about knitting gauge.  I only listed the knitting gauge as a point of reference.

When you cast on stitches you will be casting on the length so if you would like to have them longer to go up your arm just cast on more stitches.

Mitten Pattern Instructions:  Make 2

Cast on 27 stitches

Knit every row for 40 - 60 rows (that would be 20 - 30 garter ridges) depending on your hand size.  I knit 60 rows however my hands are on the bigger side.  Simply wrap your knitting around your hand to see how they fit.  Snug enough?  Not too tight?  Just right?  Awesome, then you're done.

Bind off loosely.

Finish:  Fold square lengthwise so that garter stitch ridges form vertical stripes.  Seam up sides leaving a hole for your thumb.


Enjoy. Happy Knitting!



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