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How To Knit Fingerless Gloves In Three Hours

If you are wondering how to knit fingerless gloves, I knitted this pair up in about three hours.

The pattern is super easy and these fingerless gloves make a great gift. I love that you can still use your hands without feeling clumsy like you normally would using fingered gloves. You can even write with these gloves on.

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How To Knit Fingerless Gloves


For a pair of fingerless gloves, you will need 3 balls of double yarn.

Pair of 3.5 mm knitting needles

Pair of 4 mm knitting needles

Yarn Needle


Just for safety sake I would knit a few rows first and check that the glove is wide enough to go over your hand. You can use any wool, simply adjust the number of stitches you put on your needle. It is best to use an odd number of stitches.

For the pair above I cast on 35 stitches. It fits me, my husband and my 13-year-old daughter. They are quite stretchy.


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To Make:

Using 3.5 mm knitting needles cast on 35 to knit fingerless gloves

Rib Row 1(rs): P1, *k1, p1, rep from * to end.

Rib Row 2: K1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end.

Rep these two rows above 6 times more.

Change to 4 mm knitting needles and work in pattern as follows:

Rows 1 to 3:  K to end.

Row 4: P to end.

These 4 rows above form the pattern.

Repeat them 10 times more then work row 1 again.

Cast off k-wise to form a ridge on rs.fingerless gloves


Sew in the yarn ends.

Fold the glove in half with right sides together.

Pin the seam leaving an opening for the thumb.

Carefuly try on the glove and adjust the openiong if necessary.

Sew the seam closed.

Make another mitt in the same way.

Now you know how to knit fingerless gloves.

This is an ideal pattern for beginners as there is only ribbing, plain knitting and purl involved in the knitting process.

If you have lots of different coloured scraps of wool, try making stripey gloves. These can also be a lot of fun to put together.

For another easy pattern, try this neck warmer.

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