Merino Hand Warmers
You will need:
One pair of size 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6) knitting needles.
Two balls of Cleckheaton, Country Wide 50grm wool. (14ply).
Yarn sewing needle.
Cast on 30 stitches or 32 stitches if your hand is bigger. (You must have an even number). Try to leave a long tail at the end so that you can use this to sew up the sides.
Begin the first row knit, purl, knit, purl and so on.
You should start each new row with a knit stitch and end with a purl stitch.
This will create the ribbing pattern so that the hand warmers will stretch.
Keep going until you reach the length you want. My hand warmers measured 10 cms but you can have whatever arm length you want.
Cast off in pattern loosely.
Cut yarn leaving a small tail to sew in.
Take the tail you left at the top where you cast on and thread your yarn needle with it. Fold the knitting in half length ways and then sew the two sides together using a whip stitch (over in a circular motion). Try to sew as close to the edges as possible.
Measure the knitting against you hand and leave an un-stitched bit for your thumb to fit through. Leave a gap approximately 3cms. After the gap, sew the rest of the piece together between the thumb hole and your index finger.
Sew any loose yarns in and turn inside out and you’re done!
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