Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hand Knit Warmth

after a snowy weekend

the rain came yesterday and our grass is green again

I kind of get confused with this weather, but after all it is still cold

so I started a quick, warm, in between project

~ when am I ever going to stop with starting new projects?! ~

hand warmers for a dear friend

I came across this free pattern on Pinterest and adjusted it to my ideas

I don't have small needles to knit around in once, so I made the pattern flat and sewed it together afterwards

the pattern is from Blue Sky Alpacas 

to my idea they have a terrific yarn collection ~ natural and in perfect yummy color ranges

I guess I am in too short of a time span to learn how to add a thumb part

so I left that out

or, it could be that I am too lazy for that...

any way

the left hand is finished!

pretty fast and easy on needles size 6

I treat myself with a cup of tea 

and get back to knitting the right hand version of this hand warmer


my interpretation of the pattern seems pretty straight forward

but let me know if there is enough interest, I might write out and share my version of this pattern with you


  1. Erg mooi! Ik wil dit ook nog een keer leren, het breien met de patroon en dan vooral de kabbel. Erg leuk!!

  2. ow wat mooi, leukleuk! Succes met de rechterhand ;)!

  3. So pretty in winter white! I'm so in love with your photos. :)
    Vivienne x

  4. Those are so pretty! Very cozy looking, which I love. :)

    Also thanks sharing where you got the pattern. I may have to make a pair!

    Have a great day


  5. Beautiful pictures! I ADORE the handwarmers! The weather is milder again over here in the UK but I am making use of mine. They don't get taken off! ha ha!

    Have a super rest of a week!

    Love Vanessa xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. The cables look great! I always start new projects too. :)

  7. You too, thank you for visiting, it meant so much as your blog is just stunning and very inspiring. Take care, Dawn x

  8. Hoi Maaike,

    Wat zijn de handwarmers goed lukt! Je hebt ook prachtige foto's gemaakt. Mooi al die lichte kleuren. Ik zie dat jij ook fan bent van Emma Bridgewater :-)

    Een gezellige dag!

    Madelief x

  9. Beautiful. This winter is perfect for hand warmers and who needs a thumb anyway ... it's easier to hold a hot chocolate without one :)

  10. Adore those toasty handwarmers! The yarn looks so yummy and soft! The color is wonderful, especially done up in the cable. Very clever, changing the pattern a bit to make it work for you.
    Happy crafting,

  11. Lovely gift. I really need to learn how to knit. A project for 2012 for sure... Love this cable wrist warmer. I want the pattern if no one else wants it. And next week I get myself some needles and get to it.


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