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Fingerless Mittens are so nice to type or text while still keeping your hands warm. Jennifer’s pattern added lots of all-over texture to “Jared’s Fingerless Mittens” by using the Moss stitch.  While they were made for a boy I’m pretty sure by adding a flower, bow or ribbon at the cuff any little girl would be happy to have them! -GKK Team

Jared’s Fingerless Mittens

Designer: Jennifer Overbey

My eight-year-old asked for fingerless mittens to go with his loom knit hat. So I whipped some up in a moss stitch with a little ribbing at the wrist. He’s thrilled and asked for a scarf next.


Knitting Loom: A small loom with at least 24 pegs. Boye round loom with 24 pegs was used in sample. (5/8″ center peg to center peg measurement)


Red Heart Super Saver Orange yarn was used in sample.  Amount used unknown; less than 1 ball

The Ultimate Oval Loom 3


Tapestry Needle, Knitting tool, Small rubber bands or stitch markers.


14 stitches and 26 rows on 4 x 4 inches swatch


Before starting, place 6 rubberbands on pairs of pegs. Mark 1&2, 5&6, 9&10, 13&14, 17&18, 21&22. (see photo-note Jennifer is knitting in a clockwise direction to the left of the start peg)

Rubberband marker placement

Rubberband marker placement

Cast on: 

Use the double ewrap cast on; starting from a slip stitch on peg 1

The cuff:

Rows 1 – 4:  e-wrap pegs 1 & 2, knit them off, purl 3 & 4; repeat around the loom

The body of the mitten:

*Rows 1 & 2:  purl two, knit two

Rows 3 & 4:  knit two, purl two*

Repeat * until you have 24 rows or length needed to thumb hole.

Stitch view of mitten body

Stitch view of mitten body

Make a thumb hole:

Row 1: Purl two, knit two, purl two; wrap peg 7 twice and knit bottom loop over 2 loops, wrap peg 8 twice and knit 1 over 2 as peg 7; purl two, knit two and repeat.

Row 2: Move the loops of the wrapped twice pegs to their outward neighboring pegs, from 7 to 6 and from 8 to 9 (see photo “View of thumb space”).

Purl two, knit two, purl one (purling the two loops of peg 6 at the same time over the new yarn). E-wrap the empty pegs (don’t knit them). Purl the two loops of peg 9 at the same time over the new yarn, purl peg 10. Knit two, purl two and repeat across the row.

View of thumb space

View of thumb space

Mitten Hand:

*Rows 1 & 2: knit two, purl two

Rows 3 & 4:  purl two, knit two *

Repeat * until you have 10 rows (or measurement length desired to knuckles)

Bind off :

Knit pegs 1 & 2, then move the loop from peg 2 to peg 1, knit both together and move the loop from 1 to 2. Knit peg 3, move the loop from 3 to 2, knit both together and move the loop from 2 to 3. Etc. Cut the yarn, tie a knot, weave/hide the tail using your tapestry needle.

I also bound off the wrist, by putting the beginning loops back on the round loom, and binding off the same way as I bound off the hand.

I blocked each mitten and let them dry for a day.

Jared with his new hat & fingerless mittens

Jared with his new hat & fingerless mittens


Editors note: I hope you enjoy making Jared’s Fingerless Mittens!    I can’t test and video all patterns but hope you enjoy seeing new designs and designers.  Please comment or leave a heart!  -Kristen Mangus   (A special thank you to our editor Carol Lilydot!!)

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