Thursday, February 3, 2011

Concerning the Hand Warmers, Heidi

Well, this is what I know about the fingerless mittens/gloves.
I have knit 3 pairs now, all on 4.5mm needles.
This is the latest pair.
They are a really nice yarn, containing cashmere, which is very nice next to the skin.
I used a pattern by "Ella Rae" in a book I have, but can't quite find at the moment, but is was a pretty easy pattern.  I just varied it for different cuffs and hand edges.
I did a quick search on Ravelry (if you are a knitter and don't know about Ravelry, well, that's something you'll want to remedy right away!!!) and found a couple of patterns that are pretty close.  Unfortuneately, there are all sorts of other patterns that look like a lot of fun!! Cables!
This one is a free pattern by Knitting at Knoon 
and you can find the pattern for the ones below here

Look at these!!!, by Eunny Jang, on ravelry
 and these, by Erica Lomax:  (more free downloads!!!)
What a lot of fun!!
Good thing that I've been finding new homes for some of the ones I made already -- the orange ribbed ones and a couple pairs of the recycled sweaters! Hope they do their job.  I'm enjoying the grey ones!


  1. the handwarmers are lovely! and so practical in this weather. you can do so much more wearing fingerless handcoverings than you can whilst wearing mittens or gloves! also, you can wear them in the house....i made a pair for my daughter (angora! lovely to wear, a bit of a bother to knit with - fuzz up the nose every stitch!) some years ago when as a church organist, she had to practise in a very chilly church!
    and thanks for the sheepskin - it has found a very good home here - the cats are yet a bit wary of it, but my husband loves it!
    cheers my dear - you've inspired to cast on a pair of handwarmers today...but then you're always making me think of yet one more project!

  2. Michelle,
    thank you very, very much for the photos and the pattern ideas - and, yes, I did discover Ravelry (only a few weeks ago).
    Now I just need to figure out how to find at least 2 more hours in each day.......


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