Fingerless Garter Mitts by Leigh Radford

Fingerless Garter Mitts

April 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 64 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
170 yards (155 m)
about 6" (15cm) circumference relaxed and 7" (18cm) long; will stretch to fit up to 8" (20.5cm) circumference
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Pattern description from One Skein: “Keep your hands fashionably warm in a pair of fingerless mitts. Super-simple, they’re worked side to side in garter stitch, then seamed along the inside of the hand with a custom-fit thumb opening. A few rows of elongated stitches make the knitting conform to the shape of your hand and give the mitts a lacy look. Add beads or even sequins (it’s easy!) for a dressy alternative.”

Finished Size: About 6” (15 cm) circumference with fabric relaxed and 7” (18 cm) long; will stretch to fit up to 8” (20.5 cm) circumference.


  • Sportweight (CYCA Fine #2) yarn.
  • Koigu Premium Merino (100% wool; 170 yd 156 m/50 g): #2343 light green for plain version; #1220 red for beaded version.


  • Size 1 (2.25 mm).
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: 112 (56 for each hand) size 8 seed beads; Big Eye beading needle (available at craft and bead stores); tapestry needle.

Note: Slip the first stitch of every row knitwise.