Bee’s Knees Fingerless Gloves

Bee’s knees Fingerless Gloves (FREE Pattern)
by Moth & Rust  {originally published under Prairiesque}

Simple, sweet, and stripey, these fingerless gloves are the bee’s knees! Economical, too–they can be made with just a little bit of leftover yarn. Featuring seed stitch around the edges, the body is stockinette stitch with color changes. Made from sock- and lace-weight wool, so they are warm but sleek. 

Materials needed:

  • Malabrigo Sock (in colorway Piedras) was used for the main color, and Malabrigo Lace (in colorway Frank Ochre) for the contrast color. You will need very little of each of these colors. (Much less than a quarter of a skein each should do the trick.)
    US 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles
  • Stitch holder
  • Tapestry Needle

CO = Cast on st(s) = stitch(es) st(s) = stitch(es)
MC = using the main color
CC = using the contrasting color k = knit
p = purl
kfb = knit into the front of the stitch, then knit into the back of the same stitch. (Increases by one stitch.)
k2tog = knit two stitches together


Using main color, CO 40 sts. Distribute evenly among needles and join round, careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: k1, p1, repeat.
Round 2: p1, k1, repeat.
Round 3: k1, p1, repeat.
Round 4 – 12: knit.

Join contrast color to work.

Round 13 – 15: knit CC.
Round 16: knit MC.
Round 17, 18: knit CC.
Round 19 – 22: knit MC.
Round 23 – 29: knit CC.
Round 30, 31: knit MC.
Round 32: knit CC.

Secure/tie off contrasting yarn and cut. Continue with main color:

Round 33 – 36: knit.
Round 37: k5, kfb, knit to end.
Round 38: knit.
Round 39: k5, kfb twice, knit to end.
Round 40: knit.
Round 41: k5, kfb, k2, kfb, knit to end.
Round 42: knit.
Round 43: k5, kfb, k4, kfb, knit to end.
Round 44: knit.
Round 45: k5, kfb, k6, kfb, knit to end.
Attach contrasting color.
Round 46: knit CC.
Round 47: with CC, k5, kfb, k8, kfb, knit to end.
Round 48: knit CC.
Round 49: with MC, k5, kfb, k10, kfb, knit to end.
Round 50: knit MC.
Round 51: with CC, k5, kfb, k12, kfb, knit to end.
Round 52: knit CC.
Round 53: with MC, k5, kfb, k14, kfb, knit to end.
Round 54: knit MC.
Round 55: with MC, k5, kfb, k16, kfb, knit to end.
Round 56: knit MC.
Round 57: with MC, k5, kfb, k18, kfb, knit to end.
Round 58: knit MC.
Round 59: with MC, k6, place 21 sts on stitch holder, knit to end. Round 60, 61: knit MC.
Round 62 – 67: knit CC.

Break off contrasting yarn and tie off to secure. Continue with main color:

Round 68, 69: knit.
Round 70: k1, p1, repeat.
Round 71: p1, k1, repeat.
Round 72: k1, p1, repeat.
Round 73: p1, k1, repeat.

Bind off purl wise, careful not to bind off too tightly.


Distribute thumb stitches evenly among double-pointed needles. Attach contrasting yarn to the right inside edge of the thumb, and pick up and knit 4 sts. There should be 25 sts.   

Round 1: k21, k2tog twice. (23 sts)
Round 2 – 4: knit.

Break off contrasting color and attach main color.

Round 5: k2tog, p1, *k1, p1, repeat from *.
Round 6: p1, k1, repeat.
Round 7: k1, p1, repeat.

Bind off purl wise, careful to not bind off too tightly. Weave in ends. Block, or wear as is!

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