22.3.12

simple handwarmers

finally the afternoons are warm enough to venture to the park without a jacket but when the sun hides or you catch a shadow it's still fresh and chilly, even more so at night. these hand warmers are perfect for cycling home from the city after it gets dark.


MATERIALS:

-any dk wool
-one pair 4mm knitting needles
-darning needle

PATTERN:

cuff
cast on 42 sts (approx 7 inches wide), leaving a long tail for sewing up later
knit 14 rows of (k2, p2) ribbing

body
row 1: knit
row 2: purl
row 3: *(p1, slip 1 pwise to last 2 sts), p2
row 4: purl

repeat until there are 9 ridges in total (or more depending how long you want your handwarmers)

top
knit 4 rows of (k2, p2) ribbing
cast off loosely

finishing up
using tail from top, sew edges together 1.5cm down.
using the tail from the bottom, sew edges together, leaving around 3cm hole for your thumb
weave in ends

2 comments:

  1. That looks great! Just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to do that now?

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    1. hey! thanks, it takes me about an hour and a half to make each one. it's quite quick, especially if i watch movies at the same time.

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