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Fingerless Mitts with Pockets

from Sarah Montie Handknits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fingerless Mitts with Pockets
Fingerless Mitts with Pockets
Fingerless Mitts with Pockets
Fingerless Mitts with Pockets

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, knitting in the round, knitting in waste yarn and picking up stitches from the waste yarn, M1.

Pattern Description:

These are very practical gloves and the design came out of a specific need.

My daughter wanted fingerless mitts with pockets for hand warmers to keep her hands warm while biking on cold days training for a triathlon. After looking around, I decided to design a pair for her myself.

These mitts are worked in the round on double pointed needles, 2 circulars or one long circular. Use whatever method you like; detailed instructions on the different methods are not included.

Using sock yarn gives a nice close fit without a lot of bulk. The ribbing from the cuff extends into the palm for a little extra padding.
A pocket is knit on the inside of the top of the mitt, just the right size for a hand warmer, and it closes with 2 shirt buttons. Of course you may choose to store a key or loose change or whatever. The fingers are separated by rows of slip stitch crochet or you can sew the small seam by hand.

Additional techniques included: knitting with waste yarn, picking up and knitting live stitches from waste yarn, M1.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations and a stitch glossary.

Experience with knitting in the round with either double pointed needles, magic loop or 2 circulars is recommended.
Level: Intermediate.


7 stitches = 1 inch/2.5 mm or
8 stitches = 1 inch/2.5mm

You have a choice of what gauge to work at and therefore can use just about any sock yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • women's medium or large


  • Sock yarn, 260 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • size 1 & size 2 needles. dpn, 2 circulars or 1 long needle for magic loop
  • size 4/3.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 split ring marker, 2 ring markers
  • waste yarn, smooth cotton yarn recommended
  • Yarn sewing needle
  • 4, 1/2 inch/1 1/4 mm buttons

Suggested yarn:

260 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Happy Feet



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