Free Pattern: Basic Long Fingerless Glove (Sports weight)



A very basic long fingerless glove, entirely knit in stockinette stitch and seamed up the sides.

Yarn: approx. 140 yards of  sports weight (or very light dk) yarn.

Needlesize: US5 or needlesize to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn suggestions: Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Alpacas, Fresco by Classic Elite Yarns, Ultra Alpaca Light by Berocco, Road to China Light by the Fibre Company, Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire and Felted Tweed by Rowan.

To download the pattern click on link below:


Some more specifics

This pattern is a very basic fingerless glove, entirely knit in stockinette stitch. One can wear them all bunched up:


Or completely stretched out over your arm like here:


It is really all up to you how you want to wear this glove!

Blocking is optional

This glove is knitted flat, with decreases and increases occurring at the sides. After you finished your piece, it will curl but after blocking it will lay flat like this:


Blocking is optional. You don't have to. But in case you would like to, click here to see how.

Seaming using the mattress stitch (also referred to as invisible seam)

Fold your piece over, and use the mattress stitch for seaming. Seam while the right side is facing you.


Seam down from the top and seam up from the bottom. Leave a hole for your thumb.

If you do not know how to do the mattress stitch, go to this wonderful video tutorial over at knittinghelp. It will be in the "finishing" section and it is called the "mattress stitch". To get to it, click here.

No rights reserved


I reserve no rights to this pattern. You are free to do with this pattern whatever you want to do with it.

If you want to knit a whole lot of them for charity, go for it.

If you want to knit this pattern and sell your gloves, be my guest.

If you want to teach how to knit this pattern, don't hesitate.

If you want to use this basic pattern and give it some more flair by using a lace pattern or whatever other pattern, please enjoy.

If you want to use this pattern to improve, and to re-write, what are you waiting for?

Curious how this pattern came about?


If you want to know how much work goes into developing/writing/putting out a pattern, please click on the links below:

Getting Technical With It, part I

Getting Technical With It, part II

Getting Technical With It, part III

Thanks for reading and until the next entry!




This pattern is perfection in its simplicity, and EXACTLY what I was looking for.  I just wanted to thank you for your help!

You are so welcome! Enjoy

You are so welcome! Enjoy knitting this simple pattern :)

What a great easy pattern and

What a great easy pattern and I really like your attitude about the freedom of your pattern! That is fabulous! Someday when I design my own patterns and offer them for free, I'm gonna offer them just like you do. :)

Thank you for your hard work

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to your craft. Enjoyed reading the details of pattern production. I'm currently knitting your feather and fan scarf with Eco Alpaca.. yummy!! Thank you!

Hartstikke leuk Nance.

Hartstikke leuk Nance. Gisteren heb ik al uit zitten tellen hoeveel steken je op zette. ik kwam uit op 32.Ik had je patroon alover getekend voor mij volgende project. Eerst mijn gehaakte sjaal afmaken.
Bedankt en succes verder

Thanks so much for posting

Thanks so much for posting this- I enjoyed reading your thought process! Can't wait to knit them!

Thanks for chronicling the

Thanks for chronicling the development of your pattern! It's fun to see inside the heads of other designers.

That is so generous of you to

That is so generous of you to release this pattern so freely. Thank you very, very much.

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