Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fingerless mitt pattern roundup, part 4 – plain & simple

Today, a dozen plain and simple mitts – because after all, you might be in a hurry, or need something easy, or you might just want to show off a beautiful yarn.

Why fingerless mitts? See the first post in the series.

Photos below are Ravelry screen shots, so scroll down for live links.
Above: Susie’s Reading Mitts (Aran weight yarn), 75 Yard Malabrigo fingerless mitts, Noro fingerless mitts (both worsted weight).

 Above: Basic Fingerless Mitts in wide rib (DK yarn), Wrist Warmers with Belt (bulky yarn; knitted flat and sewn up, with ribbed palm for good fit), Lil’ Mitts (worsted weight, child size).

 Above: Scrummy mitts for super-bulky yarn, Stevie fingerless gloves (DK or light worsted weight, with a sideways garter-stitch cuff and garter-stitch thumb), colorblock  Fingerless gloves (designed to use worsted-weight yarn samples).

Above: Welted fingerless gloves (DK yarn; hard to see, but they have handsome welted cuffs with nonfunctional decorative button trim), Easy Handspun mitts (sportweight yarn), Wabi-sabi Handspun mitts (knitted flat; designed to be knitted at the same time from two ends of a center-pull ball so you can use every bit of your yarn).

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Coming Monday:  for good measure, a few colorful, textural, and lacy mitt patterns I overlooked earlier in the week (or that have been published since the series started).

Part 1 – textured mitts
Part 2 – colorful mitts
Part 3 – lacy mitts


  1. What a lovely selection of simple mitts. I'd not seen the Stevie Finglerless Mitts or the Welted Mitts before and both are going into the queue for a quick but slightly unusual mitt-knit.
    For leftover Malabrigo Worsted my favorite quick mitt pattern is Malabrigo Hand Thingies - they have a little stitch detail on the back of the hand, giving a bit of interest.

  2. Thanks Joy - the slip-stitch detail on those is very nice, and the pattern is free. Here's the link: