These are quick little gifts for my aunt and uncle, who invited me over for Christmas Eve on short notice. So I decided to make matching handwarmers for them! I made up the pattern as I went along (well, it isn’t that complicated, is it) and used yarn I had left over from other projects. The pink and blue handwarmers are my favourite, I think I have to make them for myself as well. I didn’t have aran weight black yarn for the others, so I used sport weight yarn double stranded. Since I only had one skein (and was in a hurry), I took both ends of it and started knitting it up that way, which proved to be … rather laborious. All in all though, a fun little project.
I hope everyone had a good time during the holidays!
(Notes on the pattern:
Two different colours of aran weight yarn. Knit in the round with 1×1 rib.
My aunt: CO 34 stitches. 6 rows blue, 6 x 4 rows of pink and blue. 2 rows pink. Start thumbhole on third row of pink – just stop knitting in the round and knit back and forth like a scarf for 8 rounds while keeping up the striping. Then go back to knitting in the round: 2 rows pink, 6 rows blue. Cast off, sew in the ends.
My uncle: CO 40 stitches. 6 rows black, 6 x 4 rows of green and black. 2 rows pink. Start thumbhole on third row of green – just stop knitting in the round and knit back and forth like a scarf for 8 rounds while keeping up the striping. Then go back to knitting in the round: 2 rows green, 6 rows black. Cast off, sew in the ends.)
3 responses to “Last-minute presents! Or, how to make two gifts within 24 hours”
Konstanza, I’ve just discovered your blog via The Sweaty Knitter. How wonderful! I will definitely knit up the hand warmers very soon. It’s cold here in Canada! I’ll be stopping in often 🙂
Thank you! Glad you liked them, I hope yours turn out well! 🙂
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