Free Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern

I’m a big fan of fingerless mitts because they keep my hands warm while still allowing me to use my fingertips. Where I live, the weather can be crisp but rarely drops below freezing, which means while my hands get cold, I don’t need full mittens. Simple fingerless gloves can fill a gap in many of our wardrobes. And as it happens, I have a free knitting pattern for fingerless gloves that I think will be helpful if you’ve wanted to knit a pair but found the construction daunting.


The Serenity Mitts are a simple pattern meant to be relatively mindless, so you can relax into the stitches without having to think too much about them. The two columns of purls and slipped stitches running up the middle are just enough to break up the rounds without making anything feel tedious or overwhelming.


This pattern is graded for three sizes - S, M, and L - with a finished circumference of 7 (7.5, 8) inches /18 (19, 20.5) cm..


You'll need fingering weight yarn in both a main color and a contrasting color.  The main color uses 170 (190, 210) yds / 156 (174, 192) m, and the contrast color 30 (40, 50) yds / 28 (37, 46) m. You'll also need three stitch markers, two pieces of waste yarn for holding thumb stitches, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge and Needles

32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette = 4 inches / 10 cm. You'll need one set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above. The suggested needle size is US 1.5 (2.5 mm).


This pattern uses knitting in the round, increases, and slipped stitches. It's written to be an easy knitting pattern with a relatively basic design, and is a great learning project for a beginner knitter and for more experienced knitters looking for something to help them relax.

These mitts are knit almost entirely in stockinette stitch with just a few purl stitches (to make the tiny columns of garter stitch) and some ribbing. That makes them a great way to learn about how to knit fingerless mittens without having to focus on too many other elements at the same time.

Interested in knitting the Serenity Mitts? Click on through for the free pattern, tutorials, technique tips, and more.

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