I have become a bit of a fingerless gloves pattern connoiseur. I made my first pair of fingerless gloves about 10 years ago. I rarely used quality yarn at the time. I tended toward middle end acrylics...think Michael's and Wal-Mart. Then, I had this friend who wanted to learn to knit Fetching fingerless gloves by Cheryl Niamath, and she had found these lovely skeins of yarn online for $18. I almost choked, but...I splurged, for my friend's sake.
Thus began my affection for fine things - especially fine yarn. I still only splurge on fine yarns occasionally. (I have a mountain of second-hand acrylics I use to make blankets and items for donation...projects I work just to keep my fingers moving.) When I do splurge on a high end skein, I love to make fingerless gloves. They feel so nice on my hands on a spring or fall evening. They keep me warm and keep my fingers free, so I can continue knitting...or typing. And above all, I love to give them as fine gifts to my precious friends.
Here is a collection of the favorite fingerless gloves patterns on my to-do list. Enjoy!
Best Free Fingerless Glove Knitting Patterns:
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It's hard to believe Linda K's Yummy Mummy Wristwarmer's is offered as a free knitting pattern by Alexandra Brinck on Ravelry. The lovely cable works make the gloves look like a complicated, delicate work of art. The quality yarn choice shines through in the beauty of these fingerless gloves.
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I was shocked when this fingerless gloves image came across my Pinterest feed. The diagonal rib is a delightful play on the eyes. Ravelry reviewers give fingerless gloves pattern, Straightforward Mitts , by Mone Dräger a high 4.5 star rating and a low difficulty score. Tracybug offers a sweet image of the diagonals. I think I will pick out a high quality yarn and give this free knitting pattern a go.
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While we are on the topic...here is another free fingerless gloves pattern by Purl Soho - Traveling Cable Hand Warmers. It's not every day that I am up for complicated knitting, but when I am, you'd better believe I am going to use a delightful, fine yarn. This pattern is written for extra fine merino wool with 20% mulberry silk...a textural explosion in my hands, I'm sure. I'm not one to hide behind neutral colors, but there are several other choices available. (I'm feeling Super Pink or Tumeric Yellow).
Feel free to comment to add your favorite free fingerless gloves pattern links to the list. I will update as I make my way through these patterns. Happy Knitting!