Easy Knit Fingerless Gloves


Hi knitters!

As you all know, there’s a cold front that has been sweeping the country. It’s been twenty or so degrees Fahrenheit here. It’s insane! Most of you are saying, “That’s nothing! We’ve got single digit temps!” Yeah you’re right, but living in the southern U.S., anything below thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit is very cold.

Taking the dog out has been a bit cumbersome in this crazy weather. Actually, doing anything in this is crazy. Like most people, I check emails, updates and notifications on my phone while I wait for my dog to do his business. My hands have been freezing lately because of the cold snap so I made it a mission to knit myself some fingerless gloves.

As it turns out, my timing is impeccable and purely coincidental. Did you know that January is National Knit Mittens Month? Well, now you know. There is literally a national something every month if not everyday of the year.

Now on to the Easy Knit Fingerless Gloves pattern. These gloves are super easy to knit and very comfortable too. The edges are knitted using the Chinese Waves stitch and the rest is done in stockinette. Very easy and quick to knit!

Easy Fingerless Gloves

Note: My hands are very small so please adjust accordingly.


1 skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn

  • Color: Charcoal
  • 207 yds/188 m per skein
  • 3.5 oz/100 g per skein
  • US 8/5mm needles
  • 50% cotton/50% acrylic

4 US 8/5mm DPN
Yarn/tapestry needle


17 sts x 24 rows=4″


CO 32 sts. Join and begin to knit in the round.

Rnd 1: *p1, sl 1 purlwise wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: knit.
Rnd 3: *sl 1 purlwise wyif, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: knit.

Repeat Rnd 1-4 one more time or until desired length.

Knit 5 rows.

Thumb Gusset

Rnd 1: k1, m1, k2, m1, k29.
Rnd 2: knit. (34 sts)
Rnd 3: k1, m1, k4, m1, k29.
Rnd 4: knit. (36 sts)
Rnd 5: k1, m1, k6, m1, k29.
Rnd 6: knit. (38 sts)
Rnd 7: k1, m1, k8, m1, k29.
Rnd 8: knit. (40 sts)
Rnd 9: k1, m1, k10, m1, k29.
Rnd 10: knit (42 sts).

For this round, knit 1, slip 12 stitches onto scrap yarn…

Easy Fingerless Gloves Stitches

Then knit the rest of the round…

Easy Fingerless Glvoes Knit

Now knit 5 rounds.

Begin the top edging.

Rnd 1: *p1, sl 1 purlwise wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: knit.
Rnd 3: *sl 1 purlwise wyif, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: knit.

Repeat Rnd 1-4 one more time or until desired length. Bind off.

Completing the thumb

Pick up 12 slipped stitches and an additional 2 stitches from the inside of the thumb. (14 sts)

Knit one round.

Rnd 1: *p1, sl 1 purlwise wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: knit.
Rnd 3: *sl 1 purlwise wyif, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: knit.

Repeat Rnd 1-4 one more time or until desired length. Bind off and weave in all loose ends.

easy knit fingerless gloves

Easy Knit Fingerless Gloves. Enjoy!

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  1. I would love to make these but have no idea what is wyif?

  2. I love these fingerless gloves. My hands are very small too, so this will be perfect for me. I will be making these in the near future!!

  3. Practical and clear instructions. Fun and relaxing to knit.

  4. Wanted to make a pair of fingerless glove but have no idea what wyif stands for.

  5. Please define “WYIF”

  6. I love the looks of these mitts and would love to try making them….so I have never used and dont have dpn…so do you have a pattern for these to make with straight needles? Also, what does m1 mean? (maybe: make one?) Please send me the pattern if you have one made with straight needles. P.S. I am loving your site..Thank you.

  7. I have big hands. But apparently I knit very loosely. LOL. Looking forward to making this. Bet they fit me anyway!

  8. I would like to knit this beatifulls gloves for my daughter. May I use circular needle for this or it has to be done on DPNS only?

  9. Can you provide finished measurements so I can determine how to amend the pattern for my medium sized hands?

    • The circumference is about 9″ (23 cm) [measured at the widest part of the glove] and height is 4.5″ (11 cm) unstretched.

  10. Goodday, Would like to know, is this pattern a beginners friendly one, I’m going to start this pattern cant wait

    • Hello,

      This pattern is beginner friendly. As with knitting all gloves, the hardest part is knitting the thumb holes but it really is not difficult once you do it. Good luck!

  11. I really like this pattern and although I haven’t done the whole pattern yet, I have worked out in my head how to adapt it for straight needles. I also decided I wanted the gloves to come up close to my elbows so I have decided to start with 38 stitches to see if that works out. I’m only twelve so I shouldn’t need any more than that. I really hope this works for me! 🙂

  12. I just finished these in a soft gray for a friend and I love them! I’ll be making more. Thanks for the clear (and pretty) pattern.

  13. Could you clarify the weight of the yarn. I have found Lion Brand Cotton ease in the uk, but it looks too thin. Your gloves look like an aran weight or worsted.
    Thank you the pattern is lovely and really quick to make Christmas presents.

  14. Absolutely fantastic pattern. Have already made 10 pairs. Great gifts

    • Hi Debbie, I made a pair and while they knit up pretty easy and fast, I was confused when it came time to pick up the 12 stitches for the thumb – where do I pick the additional 2 stitches from, and how do you knit 14 stitches in the round? Help please 🙂

  15. Made these in red then attached black buttons, to match my friends car, it looks like a ladybug. Thanks for the pattern.

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