Today we are delighted to bring you the free knitting pattern for a lovely pair of super chunky, moss stitch fingerless mittens.
The mittens are knit with super chunky yarn on big knitting needles, making this a fun and fast project.
This knitting pattern is also a great way to learn how to knit moss stitch.
This knitting pattern is ideal for using up leftover super chunky yarn and the gloves would make a fantastic fast to knit gift for yourself or a friend or family member.
If you don’t have any super chunky yarn and would like to give this free knitting pattern a try, maybe we can inspire you with our article about the best super chunky yarns.
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How to knit moss stitch
Moss stitch is a wonderfully textured knitting stitch that lends itself to so many uses. It lies flat and doesn’t curl up around the edges. This makes moss stitch ideal for knitting projects such as scarves and blankets.
Moss stitch is really easy to knit. It is exactly the same as 1 x 1 rib, except that moss stitch is knit on an odd number of stitches.
Here is how to knit moss stitch:
Cast on an odd number of stitches and work this one row stitch pattern:
*K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
You simply repeat this one row until your work is the desired length and then cast off.
And that’s all there is to knitting moss stitch.
Free knitting pattern for moss stitch fingerless mittens
You will need:
- Pair each of 10 and 12mm needles/US size 15 and 17.
- 100g of super chunky yarn – Look for a yarn that works with 10 or 12mm needles. The yarn shown in the photo is The Wool by We Are Knitters. This is a beautiful pure super chunky wool which is very chunky and warm. There is an amazing, inexpensive vegan look a like version of this yarn available in this Etsy store – perfect for anyone who prefers not to knit with pure wool.
- Darning needle to sew up seam and a pair of scissors.
• K – knit
• P – purl
• Kfb – knit into front and back of the same stitch, thus increasing by one
Tension Information: Over 2cm on 12mm needles in moss stitch – approx 2 stitches and 2 rows.
When casting on and off, leave long yarn tail ends to sew up the side seams.
On 10mm needles cast on 14 stitches.
Work 3 rows of 1 x 1 rib (K1, P1 across each row).
Next row – kfb once, p to end of row.
There are now 15 stitches on your needle and the right side is facing.
Switch to 12mm needles.
Work the following 1 row pattern (moss stitch) until piece measures 16cm from cast on edge, or until required length. End with a wrong side row (right side facing for cast off).
*K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row
Cast off in k.
Sew up side seam, leaving a space for your thumb. Sew in loose ends.
Knit another mitten exactly the same but take care that the thumb hole is correctly positioned for the opposite hand thumb.
And that’s it – a lovely, fast to knit pair of fingerless super chunky gloves knit in the moss stitch pattern.
Please do give them a try!
We hope you have enjoyed this free knitting pattern for fast to knit, super chunky, moss stitch fingerless mittens. If you are new to moss stitch, we hope you have enjoyed learning how to knit it.
If you particularly like knitting with super chunky yarn and wool, you may like our article with more ideas for knitting with super chunky yarn.