Wear Your Heart on Your Hands With Fingerless Knit Gloves

fingerless knit gloves with embroidered heart

This just in: you no longer have to wear your heart on your sleeve. In fact, we recommend carrying it around in your hands. These simple knit mitts get a bit of Valentine’s Day love with super-cute stitched embellishments.

Fingerless Knit Gloves

Level: Easy

Designed by Sunne Meyer

What You Need

  • 1 hank Cloudborn Highland Superwash Worsted Yarn
  • Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Gauge

    21 st x 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

    Pro Tip: Your gauge will determine the size of these mitts. If they’re fitting a bit loose, go down a needle size or use a thinner yarn. Too tight means you should try bigger needles or yarn.

    Finished Size

    8″ around and 5¼” tall


  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • K – knit
  • K2tog – knit 2 together
  • P – purl
  • PM – place marker
  • RS – right side
  • St – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong side
  • Instructions

    CO 42 st, leaving a 10-12″ tail.

    Row 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * until 2 st remain, k2

    Row 2: * P2, k2, repeat from * until 2 st remain, p2

    Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times.

    Row 9 (RS): Knit.

    Row 10 (WS): Purl.

    Repeat rows 9 and 10 nine more times.

    Row 27(RS): k1, k2tog, k until 3 st remain, k2tog, k1.

    Repeat rows 9 and 10 two times, then row 9 once more.

    Row 33 (RS): K1, *p2, k2 until 3 st remain, p2, k1.

    Row 34 (WS): P1, *k2, p2, until 3 st remain, k2, p1.

    Repeat rows 33 and 4 one more time.

    BO all stitches in pattern , leaving a 6-8″ tail.

    Using mattress stitch and starting at the top of the mitt, seam to the decreases with shorter tail. Weave in ends.

    Starting at the bottom of the mitt, using longer tail, seam the edge, stopping after 2¼”. Weave in your end.

    Wash and block if needed.


    While plain gloves are good, embellished ones are better. Here’s how to put a heart on your new fingerless mitts.

    Good to Know: To learn more about embroidering on knits, check out our class Boho Style: Embroidered Sweater.

    embroidered fingerless gloves

    Option 1: Use a chain stitch to outline a half-heart around each thumb opening.

    Option 2: Crochet a small heart and stitch it to the back of your mitts.

    embroidered flower gloves

    Option 3: Flex a few more embroidery muscles — daisy stitch, french knots and stem stitch make these hearts and flowers really pop.

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    2 Responses to “Wear Your Heart on Your Hands With Fingerless Knit Gloves”

    1. Cindi Richards

      Any erratas for fingerless knit gloves? Specifically row 28 whether to knit or purl

    2. Amy

      rows 27-33 my RS and WS have switched. is that right ?