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I made these hand warmers with 3 mm (no. 2 US) knitting needles, and used Jawol Magic from lang yarns. I love how the colors have turned out. These two hand warmers are so different in color, but I don’t mind it at all 🙂

Edit: I totally forgot about posting the finished measurements, so these are added. I also attempted to make the information about the gauge more accurate.

Finished measurements:

Bottom of hand warmer (where the wrist should be): 14 cm (5 1/2 inch) wide in the round

Top of hand warmer (where the widest part of your hand should be: 20 cm (8 inch) wide in the round

Height of hand warmer: 12 cm (4 4/5 inch)

Gauge: 10×10 cm(4×4 inch) = 25 stitches x 45 rows in stockinette. The yarn I used is a single ply yarn and slightly thicker than plied sock weight yarn.

Abbreviations:

Kfb: Knit in the front of the stitch, and then in the back of that same stitch, thus creating an increase of one stitch.

RS: right side of work (all uneven numbered rows).

WS: wrong side of work (all even numbered rows).

Ribbing 1×1:

First row (RS): slip the first stitch, *knit one stitch, purl one stitch* repeat from * to the end of the row.

Second row (WS): slip the first stitch, work all stitches how they appear (ie: purl the purl stitches, and knit the knit stitches).

Repeat these two rows.

Stockinette stitch:

first row (RS): slip the first stitch, knit all stitches to the end of the row.

Second row (WS): slip the first stitch, purl all stitches to the end of the row.

Repeat these two rows.

Pattern stitch:

First row (RS): slip the first stitch, knit all stitches to the end of the row.

Second row (WS): slip the first stitch, *knit one stitch, purl one stitch* repeat from * to the end of the row.

Third row (RS): slip the first stitch, knit all stitches to the end of the row.

Fourth row (WS): slip the first stitch, *purl one stitch, knit one stitch* repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat these four rows.

Pattern:

Cast on 35 stitches.

Work rows 1-8 in ribbing 1×1.

Work rows 9-19 in stockinette stitch: Kfb the uneven numbered (knit) rows for 6 rows in the stitch after the first stitch is slipped, and in the stitch before the last stitch of the row. This way you will increase 2 stitches every knit row for 6 rows. After these increase rows you will have 47 stitches on your needle. You will now continue in stockinette stitch.

Work rows 19-26 in stockinette stitch. You will end with a purl row.

Work rows 27-41 in Pattern stitch, ending with a knit row.

Work rows 42-49 in ribbing 1×1. Bind off all of your stitches very loosely, leaving a long tail to close the side of your hand warmers.

With a darning needle: using a whip stitch, working from top to bottom, close the side of your hand warmers, leaving only the pattern stitch part open. This is where your thumb will go through.

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Now they are finished! I hope they will bring you joy in cold and dark days, as they do to me. 🙂

2 Comments
  • Hi Diane 🙂

    Not even one! This was made with heavy sock weight yarn and I just used some I had left over. Maybe the handwarmers take up 10-15 grams total!

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