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Flat Knit Hand Warmers Pattern

flat knit hand warmers pattern

flat knit hand warmers pattern

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3 mm (UK 11) for the ribbing and 3.5 mm (US 4) for the main part;

<> Color A: Super Corfou (4) –100% acrylic (mustard color)

<> Color B: Caron, Simply Soft (4) –100% acrylic (white color) 

Flat knit hand warmers size:

Wrist size 16-20 сm

Length – 21 cm

Gauge:   20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.

skpo - Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

RS – right side

two needles flat knit hand warmers on female hands - top and bottom view of the hand warmers

Fingerless flat knit hand warmers pattern

Knitting the cuff of the flat hand warmers:

Using color A and 3 mm knitting needles, cast on 40 stitches for the mitten.

Row 1: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 2 (RS): sel s, [p1, slip the next stitch holding working yarn in back] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 4 (RS): sel s, [p1, slip the next stitch holding working yarn in back] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 5: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Do not cut the yarn. Change yarn color from A to B. In the next round, when you change color, always knit the first stitch instead of slipping it. Doing it this way you will not have jogs when you start seaming up socks.

Row 6 (RS): k1, [p1, slip the next stitch holding working yarn in back] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 7: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 8 (RS): sel s, [p1, slip the next stitch holding working yarn in back] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Change yarn color from B to A.

Row 10 (RS): k1, [p1, slip the next stitch holding working yarn in back] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 11: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 12 (RS): sel s, [p1, slip the next stitch holding working yarn in back] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 13: sel s, [p1, k1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Repeat Rows 6-13, and after that repeat Rows 6-9 again. Change yarn color every 4 rows when you knit ribbing. At this point my ribbing measures 8 cm.

Switch to 3.5 mm knitting needles. Divide all stitches in half and place two stitch markers. To make the mitten fit better, we need to decrease 4 stitches.

flat knit fingerless gloves - one glove is flat (unfinished) and another one is on the female hand

With color A:

Row 1: k4, skpo, k6, skpo, k6, add one stitch between stitch markers, k4, skpo, k6, skpo, k5, sel s. (37 sts). Check video tutorial for more visual clues.

Row 2: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Change yarn color every 2 rows when you knit in stockinette stitch.

Change yarn color from A to B.

Row 3: k1, k17, add 1 stitch, k1, add 1 stitch, k17, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s. (39 sts)

Change yarn color from B to A.

Row 5: k1, k17, add 1 stitch, p1, k1, p1, add 1 stitch, k17, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, p17, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, p17, sel s.

Change yarn color from A to B.

Row 7: k1, k17, add 1 stitch, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, add 1 stitch, k17, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, p17, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 p17, sel s.

Change yarn color from B to A

Go on making increases and knitting the central part in ribbing until you get 17 stitches between stitch markers, or the total number will be equal 18+17+18=53 sts.

Now we will knit only the central part. Take a new tail (white color). Knit in ribbing only central 17 stitches for 8 rows. You do not need to change color here. Bind of central stitches. Cut the yarn leaving 15-20 cm tail.

Return to the beginning.

With color B:

Next Row: knit all stitches, sel s. (here we join front and the back part)

Next Row: sel, s purl all stitches, sel s.

Change yarn color from B to A and knit 2 more rows in stockinette stitch. My mitten measures now 16 cm.

Switch back to 3 mm knitting needle.

two needles knit fingerless gloves for women - top view

Knitting the ribbing of flat hand warmers:

Row 1: k1, [slip next stitch holding working yarn in back, p1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, [slip next stitch holding working yarn in back, p1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Change yarn color. And go on knitting in ribbing 12 more rows. Do not forget to change the yarn color every 4 rows. Bind off all stitches. Cut the yarn leaving 30-40 cm tail.

Sew the mitten and the thumb.

Bring two sides of the mitten together. *Pick up 2 bars right between two selvage stitches and pull the yarn through. On the other side, pick up again 2 bars between two selvage stitches and pull the yarn through. Repeat from * until you join two edges.

Weave into the wrong side of mitten.

Repeat for the other mitten.

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