Woolly Hand Warmers

Calyptical colourway on Merino/Alpaca DK 50g

Fresh from the West Wales Wool show on Saturday October 5th 2019. I had so many customers ask for this specific pattern that I have put together this blog post. Thanks for popping by, the yarn can be purchased directly from my store.

There are many similar patterns on Ravelry, this pattern is knit in the round using the magic loop method (I don’t describe how to do magic loop as there are very good videos on You Tube which already show how it works). It takes 50g, 112m of DK (Double Knit) weight yarn. British yarn and terminology is used along with a 4mm UK size circular needle. My tension was 9 stitches x 12 rows = 4cm. The length of the needle is up to you. it needs to either be short so that you can work straight around or 60cm + to do the magic loop method. Abreviations – K – Knit, P – Purl, KFB – Knit into the front and the back of a stitch to increase one stitch. TG – Thumb Gusset.

Penrhallt Alpacas

The original samples were made with my Calyptical colourway. I picked up this delicious blue skein by Penrhallt Alpacas at the West Wales Wool show in Narberth, it was 50g so perfect for this little project. Once reskeined I started to write out the pattern, so here it is.

Hand warmer pattern –

Make 2,

Rib Cuff Round/s

Cast on 36 stitches and, taking care not to twist your cast on row, join to knit in the round. Round one – (K2, P2) 9 times. Repeat Round one until your work measures 7cm. Knit 10 rounds.

Thumb Gusset

TG Round one – K1, Place Marker, KFB, KFB, Place Marker, Knit to the end of the round. TG Round 2 – Knit.
TG Round 3 – K1, Slip Marker, KFB, K2, KFB, Slip Marker, Knit to the end of the round.
TG Round 4 – Knit.
TG Round 5 – K1, Slip Marker, KFB, K4, KFB, Slip Marker, Knit to the end of the round.
TG Round 6 – Knit.
TG Round 7 – K1, Slip Marker, KFB, K6, KFB, Slip Marker, Knit to the end of the round.
TG Round 8 – Knit.
TG Round 9 – K1, Slip Marker, KFB, K8, KFB, Slip Marker, Knit to the end of the round.
TG Round 10 – Knit.
TG Round 11 – K1, Slip Marker, KFB, K10, KFB, Slip Marker, Knit to the end of the round.
TG Round 12 – Knit.

Thumb Gusset

TG Round 13 – K1, Slip Marker, (K1, P1) rep 6 times in total, slip marker, Knit to the end of the round. TG Round 14 – Knit. TG Round 15 – Repeat TG Round 13.
TG Round 16 – Knit. TG Round 17 – Repeat TG Round 13.
TG Round 18 – Knit. TG Round 19 – Repeat TG Round 13.

Thumb Gusset Rib.
Close the thumb gusset.

TG Round 20 – K1, Remove Marker, cast off until you have 36 stitches remaining on your needle, Remove second marker, Knit to the end of the round. Continue to knit in the round closing the thumb gusset gap. Knit 7 rounds. Repeat rib round 15 times for the shorter cuff, as seen on the Blue glove sample or 30 times for the longer cuff as seen in the Calyptical colourway. Cast off loosely and sew ends in neatly.

Knit with Alpaca