Today there is a simple pattern for making wrist and hand warmers.
So far I have only knitted one, but I was eager to share the pattern with you so you could get knitting straight away if you wanted.
I love to play with colour so I have knitted a strip version, but you van just use one colour if you want. The one shown is knitted in stocking stitch, which is one row plain and one row purl. The first and last 4 rows are knitted in Knit 1, purl 1 rib.
I will also include a plain knit version if you prefer to work in plain knit stitch.
This will be a different number of stitches as garter stitch has a different tension to stocking stitch.
Stocking stitch version
With 4 mm needles cast on 42 stitches.
Work 4 rows in knit 1, purl 1 rib.
Now continue on these 42 stitches working in stocking stitch, 1 row knit, 1 row purl.
Continue straight until you have reached the desired length. The wrist warmers can be as long or short as you like.
I have worked 54 rows in stocking stitch.
The stripe pattern I have used is 2 rows in a colour, followed by 3 rows of another colour. I have repeated this 2 row, 3 row stripe throughout the knitting.
Fish by working 4 rows Knit1, Purl1 rib.
Cast off all stitches.
Fold in half right sides together. Backstitch seam. Sew in all ends.
I like to finish off by putting the wrist warmer on and pinching between the fingers and thumb, this will locate where I will place a stitch so there is a divide for the thumb. This is optional and is a personal choice.
Garter stitch version
With 4 mm needles cast on 36 stitches.
Work all rows in plain knit.
Cast off all stitches when you have reached your chosen length.
Make up as the stocking stitch version.