Easy Knit Fingerless Gloves

The perfect everyday knit fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm.

Skill Level | Easy
Available Sizes | Adult Small & Large

Learn to knit fingerless gloves before trying a pair of gloves or mittens. They’ll ease you into basic shaping with the thumb gusset while keeping up your confidence.

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns

If you’re ready to start knitting more than scarves, knit fingerless gloves are a great way to start learning more knitting techniques you’ll use in the future.

With this project you’ll get to practice two very important knitting skills: knitting in the round with double point needles and increasing for shaping a thumb gusset. Plus, they’re a quick make so you’ll get that instant gratification you need.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial for knitting these basic fingerless gloves and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the entire project from start to finish.

  • Approx 10 yds; Red Heart Super Saver Chunky (colorway pictured: grenadine); Color A
  • Approx 40 yds; Red Heart Super Saver Chunky (colorway pictured: light gray); Color B
  • US 10.5 (6.5mm) 7″ Double Pointed Needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use circular needles instead of double point?
Yes, however, 9″ circular needles are harder to find. If you have them, go ahead and use them!


Gauge

7 sts and 9 rounds = 2″
(stockinette)

Finished Size

Small:
7″ (wrist), 8″ (at thumb) circumference ; 7.5″ length

Finished Size

Large:
7.5″ (wrist), 9″ (at thumb) circumference; 8.5″ length

Additional Notes: Size indicated in pattern as follows: small (large)

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Rounds 1-8:  With color A, CO 21(24). K all sts. Join color B in last stitch of rd 8. Don’t break A.

Round 9: Knit all sts. Pick up color A at end of round. Don’t break B.

Tip! To avoid color jog, pick up right leg of stitch below the first and place on left needle. With color of existing round, K together to right needle. The second stitch will now become your first.

Round 10: K all sts. Pick up color B at end of round. Don’t break A.

Round 11: K all sts. Pick up color A at end of round. Don’t break B.

Round 12: K all sts. Pick up color B at end of round. Break A.

Rounds 13-16(17): K all sts.

Thumb Gusset – Right Hand Only

Round1 : K15(17). PM. M1L. K1. M1R. PM. K rem 5(6) sts. {23(25) sts}

Round 2: K all sts.

Round 3: K to marker. SM. M1L. K to marker. M1R. SM. K rem 5(6) sts.  {25(27) sts}

Repeat second and third rounds twice more (you’ll have 9 sts between markers). Place 9 thumb stitches on a stitch holder.

Thumb Gusset – Left Hand Only

Round 1: K5(6). PM. M1L. K1. M1R. PM. K rem 15(17) sts. {23(25) sts}

Round 2: K all sts.

Round 3: K to marker. SM. M1L. K to marker. M1R. SM. K rem 15(17) sts. {25(27) sts}

Repeat second and third rounds twice more (you’ll have 9 sts between markers). Place 9 thumb stitches on a stitch holder.

Continue For Both

Next Round: K to thumb gusset. CO 1 st. K rem sts of round.

Next Round: K all sts.

Rep last round until your work measures 7.5″ (8.5″) from cast on edge. Cast off.

Thumb

Round 1: With color B, pick up 9 thumb stitches at the back of the work. K to gap opening. PUAK 1(2) sts to close the gap.

Round 2: K all sts.

Cast off and weave in your ends.

see how it’s done

Basic Knit Fingerless Gloves Tutorial Part 1

Basic Knit Fingerless Gloves Tutorial Part 2

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