Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts

This pattern is for my author friends and others who spend too much time at the keyboard on cold winter days. These fingerless mitts have nothing between the fingers and are made to fit snuggly so that they don’t interfere with the keyboard or mouse. And with no fancy stitching … they knit up in a snap!

For driving and outdoor wear, try my Glovelets pattern.

Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts

Sport weight yarn

Size 4 double-pointed needles


Cast on 36 sts and divide onto 3 needles, work in k2, p2 ribbing for 3”, then knit 6 rounds of stocking stitch.

Thumb Gusset:

Rnd 1) m1, k3, m1, knit to end

Rnds 2 & 3) k around

Rnd 4) m1, k5, m1, knit to end

Rnds 5 & 6) k around

Rnd 7) m1, k7, m1, knit to end

Rnds 8 & 9) k around

Rnd 10) m1, k9, m1, knit to end

Rnds 11 & 12) k around

Rnd 13) m1, k11, m1, knit to end

Rnds 14 & 15) p1, k1 ribbing for 13 sts, k to end

Rnd 16) working in p1, k1 ribbing, cast off 13 sts, k to end

Rnd 17) pick up 1 st at beginning of cast off, m2, knit to end


Work in stocking stitch for 1.5”

Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 rounds

Working in k1, p1 ribbing, cast off loosely

Work in ends

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

2 thoughts on “Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts

  1. I’m going to try this pattern. I ended up on your blog because I was trying to find out about the hand spun, hand knit shawl. That sort of thing is up my interest alley! Looking forward to reading some books!

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    1. I knitted several of these this year for Christmas gifts. They are always well received. Some day I need to put a page on here with photos of my shawls. I keep thinking about it … but I don’t know why I’ll actually get around to it.


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