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Knit a Pair of Adorable Fingerless Mittens With Our Free Pattern

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Keep your hands cozy on a breezy day with a pair of easy-to-knit fingerless mitts. This project is a great way to practice following a pattern and knitting lace, and the finished mitts look great with any style of jacket. Once you get the hang of things, this project is a quick knit, and you might find yourself knitting a pair in every color!


Supplies

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  • 1 skein Quince & Co. Chickadee yarn to knit at 6 stitches by 9.5 rows to the inch
  • US 5/3.75 mm double pointed needles or circular needles to magic loop
  • Scrap yarn
  • Stitch markers or paper clips to use as markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

1. Cast On and Knit the Cuff

Step 1

Cast on 42 stitches, place marker A, and join in the round.

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Step 2

Round 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to the end of the round.
Repeat Round 1 thirteen more times.

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2. Left Hand Gusset

Round 1: K5, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 2: K5, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1, k20.
Round 3: K2, place marker B, k2, place marker C, k1, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 4: Knit to marker B, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k1, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1, k20.
Round 5: K7, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 6: Knit to marker B, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k2, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1, k20.
Round 7: K9, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 8: Knit to marker B, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k3, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1, k20.
Round 9: K11, p1, k15, p1, k20. 6 stitches increased.
Round 10: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k4, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1, k20.
Round 11: K13, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 12: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k4, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1, k20.
Round 13: K15, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 14: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k4, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1, k20.
Round 15: K17, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 16: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k4, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1, k20.
Round 17: K19, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 18: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k4, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1, k20.
Round 19: K21, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 20: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k4, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1, k20.
Round 21: K23, p1, k15, p1, k20, and remove markers B and C. 18 stitches increased.
Round 22: K23, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1, k20.
Round 23: K23, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 24: K23, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1, k20.
Round 25: Repeat Round 23.
Round 26: K23, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1, k20.
Round 27: Repeat Round 23.

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Round 28: K5, place next 14 stitches on holder, CO 2 stitches, k7, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1, k20.

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3. Left Hand Top Cuff

Round 1: K11, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 2: K11, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1, k20.
Round 3: Repeat Round 1.
Round 4: K11, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1, k20.
Round 5: Repeat Round 1.
Rounds 6-14: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Bind off.

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4. Thumb

Remove stitches from holder and place on needles.

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Round 1: Starting at the center of the cast on stitches, pick up and k2, knit the 14 stitches on your needles, pick up and k2, join in the round.

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Round 2: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, ssk.
Rounds 3-6: *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Bind off.

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5. Knit the Right Hand Mitt

Step 1

Repeat the cuff instructions.

Step 2

Round 1: K25, p1, k15, p1.
Round 2: K25, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1.
Round 3: K1, place marker B, k2, place marker C, k22, p1, k15, p1.
Round 4: Knit to marker B, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k22, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1.
Round 5: K27, p1, k15, p1.
Round 6: Knit to marker B, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k23, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1.
Round 7: K29, p1, k15, p1.
Round 8: Knit to marker B, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k24, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1.
Round 9: K31, p1, k15, p1. 6 stitches increased.
Round 10: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k25, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1.
Round 11: K33, p1, k15, p1.
Round 12: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k25, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1.
Round 13: K35, p1, k15, p1.
Round 14: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k25, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1.
Round 15: K37, p1, k15, p1.
Round 16: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k25, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1.
Round 17: K39, p1, k15, p1.
Round 18: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k25, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1.
Round 19: K41, p1, k15, p1.
Round 20: Knit to marker B, sm, m1, knit to marker C, m1, sm, k25, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1.
Round 21: K43, p1, k15, p1, and remove markers B and C. 18 stitches increased.
Round 22: K43, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1.
Round 23: K43, p1, k15, p1, k20.
Round 24: K43, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1.
Round 25: Repeat Round 23.
Round 26: K43, p1, k1, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k3, p1.
Round 27: Repeat Round 23.
Round 28: K4, place next 14 stitches on holder, CO 2 stitches, k24, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, k2, p1.

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Step 3

Round 1: K31, p1, k15, p1.
Round 2: K31, p1, k3, [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo [ssk] 2 times, k1, p1.
Round 3: Repeat Round 1.
Round 4: K31, p1, k2, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo [ssk] 2 times, p1.
Round 5: Repeat Round 1.
Rounds 6-14: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Bind off.

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Step 4

Repeat the thumb instructions.


6. Finish the Mitts

Step 1

Weave in all ends.

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Step 2

Block your mitts.

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Show Off Your Knitting

In this tutorial, you’ve practiced following a pattern, worked on your lace skills, and made yourself a fashionable pair of fingerless mitts. Wear your mitts with a cute outfit, and show off your knitting accomplishments!

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How did you go with this pattern? What other knitting projects would you like to do? Let us know in the comments below.

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