The goal was a super easy pattern for fingerless mitts. Just 2 needles, no ribbing, no fancy footwork! These mitts are so easy. They are a big hit. I have already made 7 pairs! They knit up that quickly!
All you need to know is basic knit and purl. If you want stripes you need to know how to do that as well. Always working an even number of rows for simplicity’s sake.
If stripes are beyond your knitting level you can learn how here:
The pattern looks complicated with all the different sizes, so if you want it simplified, you can download the .pdf files in individual sizes.
- Toddler fits 2T to age 4
- Child’s Small fits age 4 to age 6
- Child’s Medium fits age 6 to age 10
- Small fits age 11 to small ladies
- Medium fits medium ladies
- Large is for large ladies or small men’s.
- For .pdf of ALL SIZES click here.
Any chunky weight yarn, I used Encore Chunky in and 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft.
1 set of US #10.5/6.5 mm knitting needles
1 tapestry/darning needle
13 sts = 4 inches/10 cms
20 rows = 4 inches/10 cms
Optional Stripes: Work as many (even) rows as you like of color A, then at the beginning of a knit row, switch to color B, wrap the ends over the working yarn for each of the next few stitches, this weaves the ends in as you go. If you don’t know how to do this, come back soon for a tutorial.
Cast on 12[16, 19, 21, 24, 26] sts.
Row 1: Knit 2[2, 3, 3, 3, 4] sts, Purl to last 4[5, 5, 6, 6, 7] sts, knit to end
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat these last two rows for 24[28, 32, 36, 38, 40] rows.
Fold in half matching cast on edge with cast off edge. Sew top 2[4, 4, 5, 5.5, 6] cms.
Sew bottom 4[5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7]cms. Leave center of seam open for thumb hole.
Weave in ends. You can embroider a lazy daisy if you like.