Button Flap Fingerless Mitts Free Knitting Pattern!
These fingerless gloves have a classic, yet modern design that is super easy and quick. The button flap gives it a finished look and the "No Thumb" thumb opening makes it a breeze to knit. No button holes needed! Great for gift giving - your friends never need know how easy these really are!
These gloves are worked from the cuff up. They begin knit in the round, knit back and forth at the thumb opening, then back to knitting in the round for the top of the glove. The button flap is knit as a separate piece, then sewn on with the buttons.
Originally knit in Lion Brand Wool-Ease for it's cost effective nature and ease of washing, but any worsted yarn will work great. I was able to get 2 pairs of gloves out of one skein.
Use any buttons that look great - no specific size needed, and since they are sewn on directly, there are no pesky button holes to match up to your cool buttons.
• Yarn: 80-100 yards Lion Brand Wool-Ease or any Worsted/ Aran Weight Yarn
• Needles: US Size 8 (5mm) 40" Circular for Magic Loop Method or set of Double Points
• 4 buttons
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Gauge: 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch in the round
Measurements: approx 8" lon
Row 1: *Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * across.
Row 2: *Purl 1, knit 1. Repeat from * across
Body Of Glove:
CO 30 stitches and join for knitting in the round. Place marker to show beginning of round if needed.
K1, P1 rib for 4 rounds.
Knit until piece measures 5" long from cast on edge.
Begin knitting thumb hole opening as follows:
Row 1 (WS) - SL 1, P across.
Row 2 (WS) - SL 1, K across.
Rows 3, 5 & 7 - repeat Row 1.
Rows, 4, 6 & 8 - repeat Row 2.
*At start of Row 9, begin knitting in the round again. At the beginning of row 9, pull yarn tightly to make the closure for the top of the thumb.
Rows 9-12 - Knit
Rows 13-16 - K1, P1 Rib
Cast off loosely. Weave in ends.
CO 6 stitches leaving long tail.
Knit in seed stitch until piece measures 3" long.
Cast off leaving long tail.
Use tails of cast on and cast off to knit button flap to the glove. Attach your super cute buttons at the same time.