Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free Pattern: Easy Kids Hand Warmers



I'm just updating this post as I'm hoping that the PDF Link is now working correctly from Ravelry, and i have also been asked if I can publish it on my blog ... so here it is


There have been many pairs knitted which were just amazing for the competition i ran in conjunction with the pattern release.
Thank you again to all the help people gave me with this xxx



Easy Kids Hand Warmers

By Samantha Goodin

This is a quick basic knit pattern to fit 1 - 5 year olds and can be easily adapted to ones uniqueness with addition of different colour yarns, cables, increasing ribbing / stocking stitch length, embellishments or addition of different stitches. It can either be knit in the round or flat then seamed and what better way to use up extra bits of yarn, or keep the kids that extra bit warm in winter.

This is the first pattern that I have put together so all feedback is appreciated,

Thanks

Abbreviations used:

k = Knit

p = Purl

sts = Stitches

sm = Stitch Marker

Needle Size: 4mm

Yarn: 20 grams 8 ply

1 Stitch Marker required when knitting in the round

Gauge: 5.5 stitches and 7 rows

= 1 inch in Stocking Stitch


Instructions for knitting in the Round:

On either DPN’s or Magic Loop

Cast on 28 sts (Cable or Long Tail cast on) (in contrast colour)

Place stitch marker, Join in round

Row 1: [k 2, p 2] continue in pattern to sm

Row 2 - 7: Repeat row 1 to establish ribbing band

Row 8: p all sts

Row 9 - 13: k all sts (in main colour)
Row 14: k to sm, turn work
Row 15: p back across row to sm (to make thumb gap)

Row 16: k to sm, turn work

Row 17: p back across row to sm

Row 18: k all sts

Row 19: k all sts(this row closes the thumb gap)

Row 20: k all sts (in contrast colour)

Row 21: p all sts

Row 22: [k 2, p 2] continue in pattern to sm

Row 23 - 26: Repeat row 22 to establish ribbing band

Row 27: Cast off in pattern

Tie in ends

Then repeat for 2nd Hand Warmer


Instructions for Knitting Flat:

Then seam to create Hand Warmer

Cast on 28 sts (Cable or Long Tail cast on) (in contrast colour)

Row 1: [k 2, p 2] continue in pattern to end

Row 2 - 8: repeat row 1

Row 9: k all sts

Row 10: k all sts (in main colour)

Row 11: p all sts

Row 12 - 20: repeat rows 10 & 11 (using contrast colour on row 20)

Row 21: k all sts

Row 22: [k 2, p2] continue in pattern to end

Row 23 - 26: repeat row 22

Row 27: Cast off in pattern

Use tail yarns to sew edge seam, leaving a 6 row gap for the thumb between rows 12 - 17

Tie in ends

Then repeat for 2nd Hand Warmer

© This pattern is published in recognition of My Nana Brown, whom is my inspiration in knitting and I know it has been a joy for her to see her great grandchildren wearing this design.

It has been written for personal use only. It may not be reproduced for sale or any other reason without permission of

Samantha Goodin @ http://samssnips.blogspot.com/

Thank you for respecting this.

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