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Trento Free Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern

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The Trento Fingerless Gloves are an easy knitting pattern in 5 sizes. The free pattern includes sizing for toddler, child, teen / small adult, medium and large adult sizes.

A cozy pair of fingerless gloves keep your wrists and hands warm while your fingers are free to move. This simple pattern is knit flat on straight needles. These gloves are a simple design so even beginners can knit them.

The fingerless gloves pattern makes great gifts for kids and teens to add to their winter wardrobe. They’re really useful and practical too.

Two purple knit fingerless gloves on wood table.
These toddler size gloves are knit in acrylic yarn, Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch.

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I hope you love the combination of fingerless mittens and crochet sweater here as much as I do! He’s modeling the Simple Striped Sweater in men’s size large which is a free crochet sweater pattern in men’s sizes.

And yes, if you’re wondering the stitch pattern is easy enough to knit in black yarn! But I do highly recommend good lighting. I use an Ottlite in my craft room and my eyes thank me for it.

All skill levels will enjoy this great pattern. You can knit them on straight knitting needles or with circulars.

Man in dark sweater with black knit fingerless gloves in front of chest.
The hubs is wearing the medium adult size in Lion Brand Wool Ease.

Make the Matching Set

If you love a matching set of accessories then be sure to check out the Trento Hat and Scarf. The free hat pattern includes sizes toddler, child, teen / small adult and medium / large adult.

The Trento Scarf is a super simple skinny scarf that’s uses one skein of yarn and is a free knitting pattern.

This stitch pattern makes for an easy project. It doesn’t have a right side or wrong side, it looks the same on both sides.

Black knit fingerless gloves on man's hands in front of tan bamboo wall.

I love seeing how the different colors work up in these easy knit wrist warmers. Simple fingerless gloves are a great project for when you want a fast gift for sure.

This is an easy pattern made with knit stitches and purl stitches. Only basic knitting skills are required so any level knitter can make these easy fingerless mitts.

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Perfect for Beginner Knitters

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch* in purple. This is a one skein pattern.
  • 4.5 mm US Size 7& 5 mm US Size 8 needles or needle size needed to meet gauge. I use circular needles with 16” cables but you can knit this on straight needles since it’s worked flat.
  • tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape

Yarn By Size

Toddler: 40 yd / 37 m

Child: 63 yd / 58 m

Teen/sm adult: 90 yd / 83 m

Med adult: 113 yd / 103 m

Lg adult: 120 yd / 110 m

Notes

  • These are knit flat and then seamed.
  • Pattern requires a stitch multiple of 4 + 2.
  • Pattern is worked bottom up.

Level 

Easy

Gauge 

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm =16 sts x 32 rows in main stitch pattern with larger needles

Sizing

To fit age (hand size): toddler (5.5”), child (6 – 6.5”), teen/sm adult (7” – 7.5”), med adult (7.5 – 8”), lg adult (9 – 9.5”).

To measure your hand wrap a measuring tape around your knuckles. Use this measurement to choose your size.

Finished gloves measures 5” (6”, 7”, 8”, 9”) long.

Adjustments

To knit a larger or smaller glove go up or down a size in the pattern. If you need custom size then use a stitch multiple of 4, plus 2 more. You can add or subtract 4 to my cast on number.

To lengthen your gloves simply repeat more rows of the 4 row repeat. Remember to stop after a row 4 repeat.

Any adjustments will change the amount of yarn needed, so plan accordingly.

Stitches/Abbreviations-US Terms

BO – bind off 

CO – cast on

K – knit

P – purl

rep – repeat  

sk – skip the indicated stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial on my YouTube.

Two purple knit fingerless gloves on wood table.

How to Knit the Trento Fingerless Gloves

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $7

The Trento Fingerless Gloves are an easy knitting pattern in 5 sizes!

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn By Size
  • Toddler: 40 yd / 37 m
  • Child: 63 yd / 58 m
  • Teen/sm adult: 90 yd / 83 m
  • Med adult: 113 yd / 103 m
  • Lg adult: 120 yd / 110 m

Tools

  • 4.5 mm US Size 7 knitting needles for ribbing.
  • 5 mm US Size 8 needles or needle size needed to meet gauge. I use circulars with 16” cables but you can knit this on straight needles 6”+ long.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

Notes

  1. These are knit flat and then seamed.
  2. Pattern requires a stitch multiple of 4 + 2.
  3. Pattern is worked bottom up.

Level

  1. Easy

Gauge

    4”/10cm x 4”/10cm =16 sts x 32 rows in main stitch pattern with larger needles

Sizing

    To fit age (hand size): toddler (5.5”), child (6 - 6.5”), teen/sm adult (7” - 7.5”), med adult (7.5 - 8”), lg adult (9 - 9.5”).
    Finished gloves measures 5” (6”, 7”, 8”, 9”) long.

Pattern

  1. With smaller needles, start with a long tail and you can use it to seam the gloves.
    CO 22 (26, 30, 34, 38)


    Wrist Ribbing
  2. Row 1. *K, P rep from * across.
  3. Row 2. Repeat Row 1 until ribbing measures 2” (2”, 2”, 3”, 3”) tall.


    Main Stitch Pattern
  4. With larger needles
    Row 1. K2, *P2, K2, rep from * across.
  5. Row 2. P2, *K2, P2, rep from * across.
  6. Row 3. P2, *K2, P2, rep from * across.
  7. Row 4. K2, *P2, K2, rep from * across.

  8. Rep Rows 1 - 4 until your glove measures 4” (5”, 6”, 7”, 8”) long.

    Top Ribbing
  9. With smaller needles
    Row 1. *K, P rep from * across.
  10. Row 2. Rep Row 1 until ribbing measures 1” (1”, 1”, 1”, 1.5”) tall.
  11. BO in pattern.
  12. Cut yarn, leave a long tail for seaming.
  13. Fold in half lengthwise.
  14. Finished glove measures 5” (6”, 7”, 8”, 9”)

    Seam
  15. From the top down sew 1.5” (1.5”, 2”, 2.5”, 3”) leave 1.5” (2”, 2”, 2”, 2”) thumb hole unseamed, then sew last 2” (2.5”, 3”, 3.5”, 4”). You can use the mattress stitch or your preferred seaming method.

Finishing

  1. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  2. Turn your new fingerless gloves inside out.

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