How to Make Simple Fingerless Gloves

August 22, 2017

I taught a group how to make this pattern at a Laneway Learning class in Melbourne last week. If you can do the basics of knitting, I think you will be able to make these gloves. They’re super cute and handy, I wear them for typing, riding my bike, all sorts, and they make a lovely gift. I’ve inserted some How-To videos here and there to help you. YouTube is the knitter’s best friend!

Fingerless Gloves


Pair of 3.25mm needles

Ball of 5 ply wool (Patons Bluebell is good. 6 ply or 4 ply will also be OK)

A wool needle


Cast on 54 stitches.

Knit 4 rows

Then commence the pattern…


Pattern (6 rows)

Row 1: *(K2 together.) 3 times, (yarn over, K1) 6 times, (K2 together) 3 times.

Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Knit


Repeat pattern 6 times.




K1, *K2, P2. Repeat from * to last stitch, P1


Repeat the above Rib pattern for 16 more rows.

Cast off, leaving a long tail.


Watch above video, OR:

Turn glove inside out, so you are seeing the inside. Sew seam using tail yarn, leaving a 5cm opening for thumb, 3cm from top. Sew last 3cm of side seam. Voila! You have made a fingerless glove! Now just make the other one and Bob’s your uncle (or is he?)…


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Isabel is a writer from Melbourne. She loves long train journeys, Vegemite toast and cryptic crosswords, preferably all at once.