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Beginner Montgomery Fingerless Mitts



These free knitting patterns are quick and easy! Make these beginner Montgomery Fingerless Mitts for a fashion-forward way to stay warm in the cold weather.

Beginner Montgomery Fingerless Mitts

Finished Size:
women’s medium, approx 7 inches around at the cuff
(instructions given for modifying dimensions)


  • 1 x 100g (136 yds) Knit Picks Comfy Bulky (shown in Vinca)
  • 5.0 mm, either 4-5 double pointed, or 2 circular, needles

16 stitches = 4 inches

st stitch
k knit
p purl
k2tog put the tip of right needle through the first two needles on the left needle and knit them together
yo bring yarn from back to front over right needle
kfb knit a stitch, but leave it on the left needle, then knit again into the back of the stitch, and slide it off the needle

(work two the same)
Cast on 28, being careful not to make the stitches tight. (To change the width of the mitts, increase the number of cast on stitches by 2’s). Split the stitches evenly over your needles. Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Eyelet Band at cuff (8 rows)
Rows 1, 3, 7: Knit.
Row 2, 4, 6, 8: Purl.
Row 5: *K2tog, yo; rep from *.
Knit 17 rows.
Shaping for thumb (18 rows)
Row 1: K1, kfb, knit until 2 sts are left in the row, kfb, k1. (30 sts).
Rows 2 and 3: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-3 five more times. You now have 40 sts on your needles.
Separate the thumb stitches
On the next row knit the first 6 sts. Then, put these 6 sts AND the last 6 sts of the row onto a scrap piece of yarn. (These 12 sts are for the thumb, which you’ll knit later). Knit to the end of the row.
Now knit 7 more rows (on the first of these 7 rows, you’ll have to rejoin in the round).
Eyelet Band at Fingers (3 rows)
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: K2tog, yo; rep from *.
Row 3: Purl.
Bind off, not too tightly.
Thumb (4 rows)
Transfer the 12 sts from the scrap yarn to your needles. Join your yarn, leaving a long tail (we’ll use this later).
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog, yo; rep from *.
Row 4: Purl
Bind off, not too tightly.
To finish
Weave in the ends at the cuff, fingers, thumb edge. You’ll probably have a gap where the thumb joins the hand. Turn the mitt inside out and use that long tail that you left when you started the thumb the sew up the gap.


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Can I knit these on 2 needles? They ae very nice

Member 0465479

these are gorgeous

amberhippiechick 1915036

I have made several pairs of this pattern. It is easy, looks nice and is nice to wear. If it is really cold, I pull these fingerless mitts over some stretchy gloves.

michellewaite 1997519

Like the simple look

dpdonnakay 9638833

I enjoyed this pattern as they meet my requirement for mitts, short(er) cuff and a quick knit.

pahelmes 4819937

I have made both the mittens and scarf. They really wear well.

sewpraise9 7494239

I have made this pattern. Mittens ans scarf. I like them very much.

sewpraise9 7494239

I really love this pattern! The project looks do-able and also lacy and feminine. I always love the stockinette stitch!

dogspinner 8050070

Hi! I am interested in trying those though I have not yet knit on. Ircular needles. I've read through the instructions and was wondering, after I save the thumb stitches, continue on, bind off at the top, and then come back to the thumb, where does my working yarn come from? Aren't the thumb stitches just hanging there with no working yarn attached? Thanks


@tiggertaco 4854920, I'm sorry to hear of your trouble. I have two options for you: 1. You can contact the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. 2. I might also suggest that you try posting your question to our sites Facebook page. It is monitored by the editor and is a great resource for helpful tips and suggestions from our Facebook friends; perhaps they can offer some guidance! Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/FaveCrafts --editors of FaveCrafts


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