Free Knit Wristies Pattern

09 Jul 2018 0 Comments Knitting, Tutorials

free knit mitten pattern

Whatever you call them, mitts, wristies, wrist warmers or fingerless gloves, they make perfect knitting projects for beginners!

In knitting in order to slip a stitch, (sl st) you have to move a stitch from the left hand (LH) needle to the right hand (RH) needle without knitting or purling it and with twisting it either. To slip stitch, insert your RH needle as if you were going to purl it into the first stitch on your LH needle.  Then simply ‘slip’ it off the left needle onto the right needle.

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Yarn used

Kit yarn: Grey, blue and pink


16 sts x 22 rows = 10cm measured over patt unstretched

Needles used

4mm straight

Other supplies

Tapestry needle


14cm long, 19cm circumference (unstretched)

These mitts are worked flat and use a slip stitch colourwork pattern, in which only one colour is worked per row.

Start knitting…

With blue, cast on 44 sts.

Rows 1-5: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Change to grey.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Purl.

Change to pink.

Row 8: *K2, sl1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 9: *P1, sl1, p2; rep from * to end.

Change to grey.

Row 10: *K3, sl1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 11: P4, *sl1, p3; rep from * to end.

Change to pink.

Row 12: K4, *sl1, k3; rep from * to end.

Row 13: *P3, sl1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Change to grey.

Row 14: *K1, sl1, k2; rep from * to end.

Row 15: *P2, sl1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep rows 8-15 twice more, then rows 8-13 once.

Change to blue.

Knit 1 row.

Rep rows 1-5.

Cast off.

Sew up the side seam, leaving a gap for the thumb.

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