10 Free Glove Knitting Patterns

I’ve written a number of blog posts on free mitten knitting patterns, however, I’ve neglected gloves.

I know many women prefer to wear glove in the winter so that our hands are able do to more meticulous tasks such as unlocking the front door, driving a car, and well, knitting!

So I’ve rounded up 10 gorgeous glove knitting patterns for you to enjoy. Be sure to check out #4, its for guys!

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10 Gloves to Knit: Free Patterns

#1. Ginger and Wasabi Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Using an incredibly simple, warm and durable Salt and Pepper stitch pattern creates this colorful pair of cozy mittens. Uses fingering weight yarn.

Designed by Kirsten Hipsky

#2. Mrs. Buchanan Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Mrs. Buchanan gloves are simple, elegant, and perfect for chilly days when other gloves or mittens are too heavy. The cuff is knit flat, and the hand is worked by picking up stitches along the edge of the cuff, then knitting in a round. They are easily customizable to fit hands and fingers of any length, and are a great opportunity to use buttons you love. Uses fingering weight yarn.

Designed by Susan Cardoza

#3. Christmas Gift Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Adult woman’s medium gloves.
Pattern is written for medium size, with link to notes for calculating adjustments for other sizes. (you’ll need a little maths if you want to do that).

You will need one 50g ball of 4 ply (fingering weight) yarn for a pair and should have some left at the end.

#4. Men’s Modified Army Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

This is a modified version of the “Gloves for Service Men” published by the American Red Cross. I knitted those gloves, and while I liked the pattern, I realised a lot of knitters were having problems with the instructions, usually resulting in very large or misshaped gloves. So I clarified and modified the instructions to give a pleasing result while trying to stay close to the original pattern. Uses worsted weight yarn

Now that the pattern works, these are great basic gloves!

Designed by Selyn Birnbaum

#5. Simple Striped Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

These are straightforward striped gloves knitted from the cuff upwards in a 3-row stripe pattern. The pattern is written to be knit on a set of DPNs, but can also be done with magic loop. As written, they will fit a women’s size small hand with a 7 inch palm circumference. To make larger sizes larger needles can be used.

Designed by Whitney Gaynor

#6. Gem Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Stockinette stitch gloves, with ribbed cuff and duplicate-stitched ring on middle finger.

Designed by Purl Soho.

#7. Goldfingers Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

These gloves aren’t as complicated as they look, all the colour work is done with a constant number of stitches. These are in two sizes, for those with slightly daintier hands and a more average size.

#8. Firecracker Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Knit a pair of Fair Isle glove using your two favorite colors. The stranded colorwork pattern covers the body of the hand while the fingers are worked in a solid color. These seamless gloves are knitted in the round using fingering weight yarn.

Designed by Amanda Berka

#9. Silmu Lace Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Silmu (Bud) gloves are part of my glovebox challenge and inspired by Finnish word Sulo (Sweet). What would be sweeter than a lime colored gloves with a lace and picot.

The lace pattern used in the gloves is called Chinese lace. Uses sport weight yarn.

#10. Knotty Glove Free Knitting Pattern

A basic glove pattern fitting women’s L (or men’s S). The cable on the wrist adds some interest but can be left out if you don’t feel like doing cables.
Downsizing: use a gauge of 36sts/4inches to get a women’s M (17cm circumference).
To make the cable really pop out avoid multicolored yarns, stay with semi solids in light colors. The darker the yarn the less shadows the colorwork will have = the less it will be visible.

The cable pattern is included as a chart. Uses fingering weight yarn.

Designed by Julia Mueller

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