Friday, February 17, 2012

Super Quick and Easy Knit Handwarmers Pattern

Here they are..... the easiest and quickest knit handwarmers ever!  I've seen so many fun handwarmers out there and wanted to come up with a free pattern that would be great for beginners (and fun for more experienced) knitters.  Seriously.... knit this up during nap time!  Handwarmers are perfect because you can still easily drive, push strollers, zip coats, buckle seat belts and carseats, tie shoelaces..... oh yes, and text of course (but not while driving).  

I knitted these up as part of luvinthemommyhood's Warm Up to Winter Knit Along (which ends this Sunday so hurry!).  Come check out this fun Knit Along....

This size is for a female and I'd say would fit S/M/L - it's so stretchy.  To adjust a size up or down, just add or subtract 2 stitches from the 16 CO stitches and adjust the length as necessary as you go along

4 STS and 6.5 rows = 2 inches

1/2 Skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Super Bulky Yarn
4 Size US 13 (9mm) DPNs 
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

CO 16 STS with 3 DPNs and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Mark the beginning/end of the round with a stitch marker
Rows 1 - 8: K1, P1 to end
Rows 9 - 16: K to end

To create the thumbhole, you will be doing ST ST back and forth instead of in the round
Row 17: K to end
Row 18: Turn work around and P to end
Row 19: Turn work around and K to end
Row 21: Turn work around and P to end
Row 22: Turn work around and K to end (do not turn - you will now continue to K in the round)

Rows 23 - 26: K
Row 27 - 30: K1, P1 to end in the round
Bind off in K1, P1 and weave in ends.

CO = Cast On
DPNs = Double Pointed Needles
P = Purl
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
ST ST = Stockinette Stitch


  1. Thank you so much - I can't wait to try making these.

  2. Oooh! Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to give these a try.....

  3. Nuthin' like some sweet fingerless mits to make the world go round!!

  4. Nice pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I pinned it onto my craft ideas board on Pinterest. Hope that's okay with you.

    1. Of Course! Glad you did.... hope you make them :)

  5. how awesome! :) i just started crocheting but am excited to knit now! :)

    xx, zhing

    1. These are so easy and fast to knit up.... enjoy! Glad you're crocheting too.... I love both. Thanks for stopping by -- your blog is great!

  6. YES! switch from in the round to back and forth! thanks for giving me the lightbulb i needed on my gloves/mittens/wristwarmers!

  7. So what happened to row 20? Please advise what to do ...still end at row 22 with knit? Joyce

  8. Is there a straight needle pattern for this? I'm not a fan of in the round, yet. Thanks!

  9. Love this...Quick and easy, a great find right before winter and the holidays =) Thanks for sharing!

  10. I'm a little confused. Do you leave the yarn on the dpns when you do ST ST? Sort of new to all this. Thanks for the pattern.

  11. Looks like an old thread..but if you see this, can these be done on circular needles? Sorta new at this and DPNs scare me a little.

  12. I use two circular needles to knit them in the round. DPNs are not my friends. :0)

  13. I'm reading through the pattern for these handwarmers; where is Row 20?

    Thank you, SE King. Nov. 24, 2015 @ 8:34 pm