Bicycle Mitts

Bicycle Mitts
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Step 1: Getting Started

Keep your hands warm and protected by knitting a pair of bicycle mitts. These fashionable mitts will also easily double as hand warmers for the office, running errands or enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities in chilly weather. Knit a pair of bicycle mitts for yourself or for a friend, using our free knitting pattern.

These were designed for those clear cold crisp days when all you would like to do is go for a bicycle ride. The mitt is a bit longer in the fingers so that it will cover more of your fingers while gripping the handles. When the extra length isn’t needed just simply fold back the ribbing to expose more of your hands.

For men and women.


Difficulty: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate


150 yards of worsted weight yarn

Size 5 dps needles for women’s, use size 7 for men’s mitts

Yarn needle

Scrap yarn in a different color or a stitch holder.

Stitches used:

K = knit

P = Purl

K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

Kfb = knit in the front and the back


Gauge: 5 sts to the inch for women’s and 4 for men’s.



Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Pattern Instructions:

Make 2



Cast on 36 stitches

  • Knitting tip - When you are casting on for a cuff either a mitt or socks, cast on over two needles. This works great to have even yet loose stitches that will have a stretch to them without looking to large or misshaped.


Divide the stitches on 3 needles with 12 stitches on each needle. Join in the round being careful not to twist.

Round 1-20: K1 P1 around. Work this round until you have about 3 ½ inches which should be 20 rounds.

Round 21-25: Knit


Gusset shaping

Round 26: Kfb in the first 2 stitches, K to the end of the round. (38)

Rounds 27-29: Knit around

Round 30: Kfb, K2, Kfb, knit to the end of the round. (40)

Rounds 31-33: Knit around.

Round 34: Kfb K 4, Kfb, knit to the end of the round. (42)

Rounds 35 -37: Knit around.

Round 38: Kfb, K 6, Kfb, knit to the end of the round. (44)

Round 39: Knit around.

Round 40: Place the first 10 stitches on to waist yarn or stitch holder. Cast on 4 stitches and Join and knit around.


Rounds 41 -50: Knit to the end of the round.

Rounds 51-55: K 1, P1 around.

Cast off loosely.



Divide the 10 stitches on two 2 needles. With the third needle pick up and knit 8 stitches over the ends of the 4 stitch cast on.



Round 1: K 9 stitches, K2tog, K 6, K2tog (the last stitch that you will K2tog is the first stitch of the round)

Round 2 &3: K1, P1 around.

Cast off loosely.

Weave in all ends.


About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.