This fingerless mittens knitting pattern is a fun little beginner knitting project.
It's like a 'knit as you learn' pattern where you get to practice knitting plus make something all at the same time.
So if you've learned how to cast on knitting stitches and you've learn how to knit stitch then you can make these fingerless mitts
I think it'll be a lot more fun to learn how to knit if you're actually making something.
The nice thing is you'll be knitting something that you can use.
It's also a super simple quick knit project which also makes a great last minute gift idea. And you can knit of lot of these babies....
This simple knitting pattern can be adjusted very easily if you'd like to make them longer. So you can make them go all the way up to your elbows if you like.
With those knitting ideas you have the makings for some lovely knitted gifts or fingerless mitts for yourself for every day of the week.
Now go pick up some dreamy knitting yarns and start knitting these easy knit mittens.
Click on the link to download my fingerless mittens 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.
You can use any worsted weight (4) yarn if you like.
Needles: US #8 (5mm)
Gauge: 5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch (Please note that for this particular knitting project gauge isn't important)
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 of your mitten.
If you would like to knit them longer to go up your arm just cast on more stitches. It's really that simple.
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 your square lengthwise so the garter stitch ridges form vertical stripes.
Seam up sides leaving a hole for your thumb. Wondering how to seam your fingerless mitten? Here is a great page on seaming garter stitch.
That page will show you exactly how to seam up the sides of your mittens plus there's a video to show you how.
When you're finished seaming don't forget about weaving in ends. That's all the loose pieces of yarn that you'll need to secure.
It's all super simple to do.
Enjoy and Happy Knitting!