DIY Projects & Crafts Knitting How to Knit Fingerless Mittens If you're craving a creative a project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from starting something from scratch, you'll be well rewarded by reaching for your knitting needles this winter to create these fingerless mittens. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Finished Size: Women's medium These mittens are straightforward to make (the basic knit stitch is king here), and the patterns are readily adaptable — just alter the styles and sizes to suit the wearer. You'll enjoy the pleasure of knitting (and the guilty pleasure of not working) and the satisfaction of donning winter woollies you made yourself. What You'll Need Materials Yarn: 2 skeins (50 grams) sport-weight yarn in desired colors, using about 150 yards Needles: 4 standard double-pointed needles in size U.S. 5 (3 3/4 mm). Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge. Additional materials: 8 inches scrap yarn in contrasting color; tapestry needle Gauge: 6 stitches and 8 rows equal 1 inch in stockinette stitch Instructions With double-pointed needles, cast on 39 stitches. Divide stitches among 3 double-pointed needles, and join in a round. Rounds 1 through 57: Knit. Round 58: Using scrap yarn as your working yarn, knit 7 stitches off the beginning of your next needle. Now slip these stitches back onto the needle they came from. With your main yarn, knit across the scrap-yarn stitches as well as the rest of the stitches on that needle. Rounds 59 through 83: Knit with main yarn. Bind off loosely. Make thumb: Carefully remove the scrap yarn. As you do so a hole will form with a series of loops above and below it. Pass 1 empty double pointed needle through the top 7 loops and another through the bottom 7 loops. With a third needle and a new piece of yarn knit the 7 stitches on the bottom row, pick up and knit 2 loops at end of thumb opening. Now knit the 7 stitches on the top row, Pick up and knit 2 loops at opposite end of thumb opening. Divide the 18 stitches among 3 needles and knit 14 rows. Bind off loosely. Repeat process to make second mitten.