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Take a Look Knit Fingerless Mittens Free Pattern

Check this out! The ‘Take a Look’ Knit Fingerless Mittens pattern is FREE on the Marly Bird website!

Marly Bird smiling, wearing the 'Take a Look' knit cabled hat and matching fingerless mittens in a rich blue tweed. The hat is topped with a fluffy blue pompom, and the mittens feature intricate cable patterns. She is posing against a backdrop of tall, golden reed grass.

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These mittens, featuring the luxurious KnitPicks Woodland Tweed yarn, are a testament to cozy craftsmanship.

Beyond their comfort, these knit fingerless mittens offer a fashionable statement with their ribbed cuffs and detailed cabling. They’re an essential accessory for anyone who appreciates the fusion of practicality and elegance in their knitting projects.

But that’s not all! This is your lucky day for those who like to wear matching hand warmers and hats! These mitts make a complete set when you pair them up with the Take a Look Knit Cabled Hat (only available in here). It’s a knit cabled match!

The pattern includes full written instructions and complete charts for both the left and right hand, plus the thumb. And there’s a video tutorial to guide you through each step (coming soon; I am finishing it up now).

So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to knit your very own pair of ‘Take a Look’ knit fingerless mittens and match them with the cozy cabled hat!

Happy Knitting!

‘Take A Look’ At This Knit Fingerless Mittens – Free Knitting Pattern

Designed by Marly Bird

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

MEASUREMENTS

To Fit Sizes

Adult One Size Fits Most 

Finished Measurements

Slightly stretched 8” circumference [ 20 cm] and length 8” [20 cm] long. 

Gauge 

20 sts and 26.5 rounds = 4″ [10 cm] in Cable Stitch Pattern.

MATERIALS

Yarn 

KnitPicks Woodland Tweed  (80% Merino Wool, 15% Baby Alpaca, 5% Viscose; 180 yds / 165 m, 3½ oz/ 100 g, CYCA# 4 aran/heavy worsted) color used in sample: Plunge Pool Heather – 1 skein

Needles

US 8 [5 mm] set of 5 double pointed needles, or size required for gauge.

Notions 

Stitch Marker

Cable Needle

Scrap Yarn to Hold Stitches

Tapestry Needle

ABBREVIATIONS

Dec – Decrease

K  Knit.

P Purl.

M1 Make One Increase.

3/1 RC – 3/1 RC.

3/1 LC 3/1 LC.

P2tog Purl 2 together.

P2tog tbl – Purl 2 together through back loop.  

St(s) – Stitches

SPECIAL STITCHES

M1 (Make 1 Increase): With tip of left-hand needle, pick up the horizontal strand between stitches from front to back. Knit this strand through the back leg, twisting it into a loop in the process – 1 st increased.

CABLE STITCHES 

3/1 RC (Three over One Right Cable): slip 1 stitch from left hand needle to cable needle and hold to back, knit 3 stitches from left hand needle, knit 1 stitch from cable needle.  

3/1 LC (Three over One Left Cable): slip 3 stitches from left hand needle to cable needle and hold to back, knit 1 stitch from left hand needle, knit 3 stitch from cable needle. 

NOTES

  • Mitts are worked in the round from cuff to fingers.
  • Thumb gusset instructions are specific to left and right hand.
  • Charts are given for both the full left hand and full right hand. The chart given for the thumb works for both hands and is represented with the diamond symbol on the charts.
  • Garter stitch is worked between the cables.

VIDEO TUTORIALS For Knit Fingerless Mittens

Take a Look Cabled Knit Fingerless Mittens Pattern

Wrist Cuff (both)

Using the No Cuss Cast-on, cast on 40 stitches.

Rounds 1-14: [k2, p2] 10 times — 40 stitches.

Round 15 (increase round): [k2, p2] 5 times, [M1, k] 2 times, k4, M1, k11, M1, k, p2 — 44

stitches.

Left Thumb Gusset

Round 16 (thumb gusset set-up): [k2, p2] 4 times, pm, k2, pm, p3, k3, p15, k3, p2

Round 17 (thumb gusset increase): [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, M1, k2, M1, slm, p2, k, 3/1 LC,

k13, 3/1 RC, k, p — 4 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 18: [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, p1, k2, p1, slm, p4, k3, p13, k3, p3.

Round 19 (thumb gusset increase): [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, M1, p1, k2, p1, M1, slm, p2, k2, 

3/1 LC, k11, 3/1 RC, k2, p — 6 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 20: [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, p2, k2, p2, slm, p5, k3, p11, k3, p4.

Round 21 (thumb gusset increase): [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, M1, p2, k2, p2, M1, slm, p2, k3,

3/1 LC, k9, 3/1 RC, k3, p — 8 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 22: [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, slm, p6, k3, p9, k3, p5.

Round 23 (thumb gusset increase): [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, M1, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, M1, slm, 

p2, k4, 3/1 LC, k7, 3/1 RC, k4, p — 10 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 24: [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, slm, p6, [p, k3, p6] 2 times.

Round 25 (thumb gusset increase): [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, M1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, M1, 

slm, p2, k5, 3/1 LC, k5, 3/1 RC, k5, p — 12 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 26: [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, p1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1, slm, p8, [k3, p5] 2 times, p2.

Round 27 (thumb gusset increase): [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, M1, p1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1, 

M1, slm, p2, k6, 3/1 LC, k3, 3/1 RC, k6, p — 14 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 28: [k2, p2] 4 times, slm, p2, [k2, p2] 3 times, slm, p8, [p, k3, p2] 2 times, p6.

Round 29: [k2, p2] 4 times, remove marker, slip 14 stitches to holder or scrap yarn, 

remover marker, cast on 2, p2, k7, 3/1 LC, k, 3/1 RC, k7, p — 44 stitches.

Continue to the instructions for the body. 

Right Thumb Gusset

Round 16 (thumb gusset set-up): Pm, k2, pm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p3, k3, p15, k3, p2.

Round 17 (thumb gusset increase): Slm, M1, k2, M1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k, 3/1 LC, k13, 3/1 RC, k, p — 4 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 18: Slm, p1, k2, p1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p4, k3, p13, k3, p3.

Round 19 (thumb gusset increase): Slm, M1, p1, k2, p1, M1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k2, 3/1 LC, k11, 3/1 RC, k2, p — 6 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 20: slm, p2, k2, p2, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p5, k3, p11, k3, p4.

Round 21 (thumb gusset increase): slm, M1, p2, k2, p2, M1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k3, 3/1 LC, k9, 3/1 RC, k3, p — 8 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 22: Slm, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p6, k3, p9, k3, p5.

Round 23 (thumb gusset increase): Slm, M1, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, M1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k4, 3/1 LC, k7, 3/1 RC, k4, p — 10 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 24: Slm, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p6, [p, k3, p6] 2 times.

Round 25 (thumb gusset increase): Slm, M1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, M1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k5, 3/1 LC, k5, 3/1 RC, k5, p — 12 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 26: Slm, p1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p8, [k3, p5] 2 times, p2.

Round 27 (thumb gusset increase): Slm, M1, p1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1, M1, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k6, 3/1 LC, k3, 3/1 RC, k6, p — 14 stitches between thumb gusset markers.

Round 28: Slm, p2, [k2, p2] 3 times, slm, [p2, k2] 4 times, p8, [p, k3, p2] 2 times, p6.

Round 29: Remove marker, slip 14 stitches to holder or scrap yarn, remover marker, cast on 2, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, k7, 3/1 LC, k, 3/1 RC, k7, p — 44 stitches.

Continue to the instructions for the body. 

Body (both)

Round 30: [k2, p2] 5 times, [p, k3, p4, k3] 2 times, p2.

Round 31: [k2, p2] 5 times, k, 3/1 LC, k13, 3/1 RC, k, p.

Round 32: [k2, p2] 5 times, p2, k3, p13, k3, p3.

Round 33: [k2, p2] 5 times, k2, 3/1 LC, k11, 3/1 RC, k2, p.

Round 34: [k2, p2] 5 times, p3, k3, p11, k3, p4.

Round 35: [k2, p2] 5 times, k3, 3/1 LC, k9, 3/1 RC, k3, p.

Round 36: [k2, p2] 5 times, p4, k3, p9, k3, p5.

Round 37: [k2, p2] 5 times, k4, 3/1 LC, k7, 3/1 RC, k4, p.

Round 38: [k2, p2] 5 times, p4, [p, k3, p6] 2 times.

Round 39: [k2, p2] 5 times, k5, 3/1 LC, k5, 3/1 RC, k5, p.

Round 40: [k2, p2] 5 times, p6, [k3, p5] 2 times, p2.

Round 41: [k2, p2] 5 times, k6, 3/1 LC, k3, 3/1 RC, k6, p.

Round 42: [k2, p2] 5 times, p6, [p, k3, p2] 2 times, p6.

Round 43: [k2, p2] 5 times, k7, 3/1 LC, k, 3/1 RC, k7, p.

Cuff at Fingers (both)

Round 44 (decrease round): [k2, p2] 5 times, M1, k, p2, k2, p, p2tog tbl, k2, p2tog tbl, p, k2, p2tog2, k2, p2tog, p (40 stitches).

Round 45: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 46: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 47: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 48: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 49: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 50: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 51: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 52: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Round 53: [k2, p2] 7 times, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Bind off in pattern. 

1st Finishing

Weave in all loose ends.

Thumbs (both)

Divide the 14 sts from holder onto 3 double-pointed needles.

Round 1: Pick up and knit 2 st at cast on of round 29, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2 — 16 stitches. 

Redistribute stitches if needed.

Join round and mark first st.

Work evenly in established 2×2 ribbing pattern until Thumb measures 1″ [2.54 cm] in length, or to desired length.

Bind off in pattern

2nd Finishing

Fasten tail securely to wrong side of knit fingerless mittens.

Use tail from thumb to close any gap or hole at the fingerless mitten join with the Duplicate Stitch technique.

Weave in any remaining loose ends.

Want more patterns with knit cables? Check out these patterns below…

Honeycomb Cable Hat

Dual Cable Knit Boot Toppers

Cable Knit Cardigans

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