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Project

Child's Knit Hand Warmer

Introduction

This is easily adapted to adult sizes. Using size 9 needles and a skein and a half of yarn, knit a square that's seven by eight inches, and then sew the sides three inches up from the bottom and two inches down from the top.

Materials

  • Size 6 needles
  • 1 skein merino yarn
  • 1 yarn needle

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cast on 36 stitches (6 inches) with 2 strands of yarn (use thicker wool and only 1 strand for adult-size version, which yields 7 inches). Knit every row for 80 rows (7 inches) -- or for adults 65 rows (8 inches).

  2. Step 2

    Cast off. Weave in all ends.

  3. Step 3

    Stitch together along selvedge from bottom up to 3 inches and from top down to 2 inches to create thumb opening, above.

Reviews (5)

  • 25 Aug, 2013

    Hi, thanks for these great ideas....I'm really interested in knitting it as gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas...but coul you explain us and correct the needles sizes ? Manynthanks in advance,

  • 7 Feb, 2013

    I am writing from Canada. Are the needle sizes in Metric or American or ????

  • 11 Nov, 2012

    Also, the link for the yarn recommended for the adult version is also incorrect. The company is The Fibreco, and the yarn is called Organik.

  • 4 Aug, 2012

    Actually the way I interpreted it was that the size 9 needles were to be used for the adult size and the size 6 for the child's size. Maybe I'm wrong on that though.=)

  • 3 Jun, 2012

    This is a great all level knit pattern & fun gift idea! *There is a typo on needle size though - at the top you mention size 9 then further down you mention size 6.... Thought you may want to correct this