Knit Flat Fingerless Gloves – Flying Fingers

Make fingerless gloves fast, on 2 straight needles! With simple stitches and minimal shaping, your fingers will fly through these knit flat, fingerless gloves. Leave the row of eyelets open at the wrist, or add your favorite ribbon for a personal touch.

Flying Fingers knit flat fingerless mitts

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Paintbox Simply Aran yarn

I made my gloves with Paintbox Simply Aran yarn in #224 Pistachio Green. This is one of my go-tos for a soft, affordable, worsted weight yarn. I love that it comes in such a wide array of colors too!

Paintbox color 224

Knitting increases

The thumb shaping in this pattern uses 2 different variations of the make 1 (m1) knit increase. A make 1 is done by picking up the bar (strand of yarn) between two stitches and knitting it. Depending on which direction you place that strand on your needle, and how you knit into it, your stitch will lean either to the left or to the right.

Make 1 Right (m1r)

For a right leaning, m1r increase, pick up the bar by inserting your needle from back to front, then knit it through the front leg.

Make 1 right - M1R

Make 1 Left (m1l)

For a left leaning, m1l increase, pick up the bar by inserting your needle from front to back. Then knit it through the back leg.

Make 1 Left - M!L

Either way, you should end up with a brand new, twisted stitch. For more information on the m1 increases, check out this tutorial from Purl Soho.


Project Level

Easy: Mostly knits and purls, with a few basic increases and decreases.


Adult – one size fits most.


15 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.

Abbreviations used

k = knit
p = purl
m1r = make 1 right
m1l = make 1 left
k2tog = knit 2 together
yo = yarn over
co = cast on
bo = bind off
RS = right side



Co 29 sts using an alternating cable / seed stitch cast on.

Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) across.

Row 2: P1, (k1, p1) across.

Rows 3-11: Repeat rows 1-2 4 times, then repeat row 1 once more.

Flying Fingers - Cuff

This is a good time to check your sizing – place all stitches on waste yarn and wrap the cuff around your wrist. It should stretch to fit comfortably. If it does not, try a different needle size.

Hand (below thumb)

Row 12: K1, (yo, k2tog) across.

Row 13: K across.

Row 14: P across.

Rows 15-22: Repeat rows 13-14 4 times.

Flying Fingers - Hand below thumb opening


Row 23: K14, m1r, k1, m1l, k14. (31 sts)

Row 24: P across.

Row 25: K15, m1r, k1, m1l, k15. (33 sts)

Row 26: P across.

Row 27: K across.

Row 28: P14, bo5, p14. (28 sts).

Flying Fingers - bottom part of thumb

Row 29: K13, m1r, k2, m1l, k13. (30 sts)

Row 30: P across.

Row 31: K14, k2tog, k14. (29 sts)

Flying Fingers Thumb

Hand (above thumb)

Row 32: P across.

Row 33: K across.

Rows 34-42: Repeat rows 32-33 4 times, then repeat row 32 once more.

Row 43: K1, (p1, k1) across.

Row 44: P1, (k1, p1) across.

Rows 45-46: Repeat rows 43-44

Cut yarn leaving a 48 inch tail for bind off and seaming.

Bind off all stitches using a sewn / tubular bind off.

Fling Fingers - knit flat fingerless gloves


Fold glove in half and sew the sides together using a mattress stitch.

Weave in all ends.

Flying Fingers knit flat fingerless mitts

Repeat instructions for second glove.

Optional – weave a ribbon into the eyelets at the wrist and tie in a bow.

Flying Fingers knit flat fingerless mitts

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