Twisted Fingerless Mitts by Jen Zeyen

Twisted Fingerless Mitts

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
33 stitches = 4 inches
in 2 x 2 ribbing
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Small and Large
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This pattern is available for free.

Here is a free pattern for fingerless mitts in worsted weight yarn. They are basic ribbed mitts with some twisted stitches thrown in to break up the boredom of knitting them. Also, twisted stitches add a little something, don’t you think?

I’m pretty picky when it comes to fingerless mitts. I want them to nip in at the wrist. Hate wrist sag. I like shaped thumbs that aren’t fancy. I ignore the gusset hole at the base of the thumb as I’m knitting. It gets closed it up after the knitting is done with the yarn tail because the mitt feels more comfy that way. Finally, I prefer the mitt to end at the base of my fingers.

I’ve written this pattern with a generic “TWT”. That’s where you twist the next two stitches. You can use a right leaning twist or a left leaning twist; I’ve included instructions for both. I made one mitt with all right twists and the other with all lefts for that mirrored effect.

There is a handy “Print & PDF” button at the bottom of the page so you can use to take a copy with you. We have a few other free patterns as well. You might find something else you like!