Twisted Rib Hand-Warmers
Knit Hand-warmers_Twisted Rib PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of Kathy Chantrell
The hand-warmer is designed to keep a child’s wrist and hand covered while leaving the fingers free. This pattern is essentially a square that will fold around the hand, leaving an opening for the thumb. The ribbing allows for extra warmth as well as stretch to fit the child as they grow. If you are concerned about warmth, please use 100% wool or a wool/acrylic blend. Please use a lighter yarn as the children need to be able to write while wearing the hand-warmers.
Materials and Tools
- Light worsted weight yarn (American)/DK (UK)/8 ply (Aus)
- 4.00mm/US 6 needles
Please place one hand-warmer inside the other in order to keep them together. We ask that you not tie or safety pin them together. The volunteers must remove all of these fastenings prior to distributing, which is time consuming.
Cast on 37 sts.
Row 1: K2, P2 to last stitch, K1.
Row 2: K2, P2, to last stitch, K1.
Continue until work measures 6” (15cm). Cast off leaving a long tail.
Join the two sides. Beginning at top edge, sew sides together for 1” (2.5cm), leave next 1.5” (4cm) open for thumb, sew remainder of sides together.
Repeat for a second hand-warmer.
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