warmer hands

October 26, 2011

This is a pattern that we got in at the store this fall. The mitts are easy to make, with simple shaping and cables up the front and back. They are great to wear, and keep hands warm and cozy.

The yarn is Madeline Tosh Merino Light, and is soft and machine washable (which is handy for hand warmers, as they tend to get a little dirty with use).

The mitts are knit on double points. I started using the suggested size two, and moved to a size three as they were just a little too tight. They worked up quite quickly, and with one ball of yarn I was able to knit two pairs and have a little left over!

The thumb shaping is done with left and right leaning increases. The pattern makes a clean line, and the purl edge at the top of the thumb coordinates with the purls at the top and bottom of the mitts.

The nice thing about knitting hand warmers with thin yarn is that they don’t get in the way. I like to be able to use my hands while wearing them, and these fit the bill! They are perfect for morning walks in not too cold weather, playing music outside, and of course more knitting!

6 Responses to “warmer hands”

  1. sharkpig Says:

    I’m lucky enough to have a pair like that. They’re the best.

  2. Bill Says:

    Factoid: The place in the human body with the highest temperature is the fingertips. There, in the ends of the fingers, exists a uniques shunting system between arterial and venous blood that insures finger tip temperatures remain high. Presumably this is an evolutionary adaptation in humans due to the estreme importance of keeping fingers flexible under all conditions.

  3. Kathy Says:

    So beautiful! I love everything about them and glad I bought the pattern. I’ll get to them soon, but right now I’m on a sock jag. On my third pair in a month! 🙂 Got a couple baby things going, too. So much to knit, so little time. 🙂

  4. Mary Says:

    Beautiful and perfect for autumn. The color is delicious!

  5. Aleigha Says:

    Oh my goodness! They are soooo beautiful!!

  6. elif Says:

    save a copy of the pattern for me!

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