My Quick and Easy Fingerless Mitten Pattern

What do you do when your office is cold and your hands are freeeeeezing? Well, you knit some hand warmers! Here are mine and the pattern as well. Enjoy.

Here is the pattern:


4.5 mm knitting needles
1 skein of Noro 100% yarn


Cast on 38 sts

Step 1)
k2, p2 to end of row (follow your rib pattern)
Repeat Step 1 until piece measures 3.5 inches or longer depending on how long you want your cuff

Step 2)
When your piece is 3.5 inches or longer -cast off 4 stitches in pattern (follow your rib pattern)
Continue to the end of the row

Step 3)
Cast on 6 stitches at the beginning of the row

Step 4)
Repeat Step 1 until piece measures 3.5 inches for the hand

Step 5)
Bind off in pattern

Step 6)
Form a tube with the fabric and sew up the seam, you will notice the horizontal thumb hole made from binding off and casting on your stitches in Steps 2 and 3

15 Responses to “My Quick and Easy Fingerless Mitten Pattern”

  1. Comment by fruityoaty — January 2, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

    Coooool. You could also demand your boss to turn up the heat… otherwise, his staff will… die… and then he’ll have to do all the work. :P

    And forcing me to enter this spam word every time I comment is so… old skool. :P (Coz my fingers are frozen and mitten-free… Hard to type. KIDDING!)

  2. Comment by 21st Century Girl — January 2, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

    I know -I will update my whole blog soon -then you won’t have to type in type in the anti-spam words each time. Of course as soon as I finished these the heating was fixed!

  3. Comment by Yvonne — March 15, 2009 @ 3:05 am

    Straight forward pattern for mittens, you are so cool thanks again!

  4. Comment by glenda — May 17, 2009 @ 4:48 am

    thanks for the fingerless mitten pattern, I can’t wait to make them.

  5. Comment by fiberlicious — November 25, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    I made myelf a pair last weekend. Thanks so much for publishing the pattern – it’s exactly what I was looking for!

  6. Comment by knittingchicky — December 20, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

    wow…thanks for the pattern! I am a new knitter and just learned how to knit hats. I wanted to try something new and quick so I modified your pattern and knit it on 10ml needles with chunky yarn and they came out great! I appreciate that you posted this pattern because it really helps to build confidence in knitting when you can accomplish projects like this.

  7. Comment by 21st Century Girl — December 21, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    So glad you liked them knittingchicky!

  8. Comment by Jana — January 17, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Hello. I found your pattern at my local yarn shop because of an example of these mittens on display. I love them. I am a fairly new knitter having only done scarves, blankets, and dishcloths with simple patterns. I was told this would be a great first project to try for one that has to be a bit fitted not just draped. I am very excited. I have been messing with it for a couple of days and have a few questions about a couple of things if you would have time to email me. Thanks so much.

  9. Comment by 21st Century Girl — January 28, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Hi Jana -I’d be happy to email you :-) -it is a great simple pattern and perfect for new knitters as well as lazy ones such as myself who just enjoy beautiful fun simple projects :-).

  10. Comment by knit pick — November 11, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    this did not create a rib for me. other sites said that you have to have even stitches with multiples of fours to create this and 38 stitches divided by 4 is 9.5. ?????

  11. Comment by Barbara — November 26, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Thanks so much for offering this pattern for free! I wanted to make a pair for my daughter and her friend, and after reading other comments, I feel that I will be able to do them in time for Christmas. Thanks again!

  12. Comment by 21st Century Girl — January 5, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Hi Barbara -you are very welcome :) I hope you got them in time for Christmas -I find they do make great last minute gifts myself, easy to do too which is even better!

  13. Comment by 21st Century Girl — January 5, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Hi -so sorry to hear you are having trouble. This divides by 2 and should match up perfectly for you. Perhaps you have dropped a stitch along the way or added in an extra one?

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