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Sense and Fashion Handwarmers Knitting Pattern Download

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These light and lacy handwarmers are deceptively simple since they use a four-row pattern repeat for the body. They work up quickly for an easy entry into the world of lace. Both handwarmers can be knitted in an afternoon. Working the pattern in a silk/wool blend provides plenty of stretch so that one size will fit most hands. The cuffs of these handwarmers are worked in two repeats of eighteen stitches, with the glove worked in four repeats of nine stitches. To maintain this balance, a slightly larger size can be obtained by increasing the gauge with a larger needle, rather than increasing the number of stitches worked (use Size 6 for the small size and Size 7 for the larger size). The pattern is perfectly symmetrical, allowing the left and right hands to be knitted identically.

Finished Size: 6 (7 1 /4)" hand circumference and 8 (9 ½)" long. Handwarmer shown in smaller size.
Yarn: Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool (50% Merino, 50% silk; 110 yd [101 m]/50 g): #6 ruby, 1 (2) balls.
Yarn Weight: #3 Light
Needles: Smaller size: Size 6 (4 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Larger size: Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holder.
Gauge: Smaller size: 24 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in patt. Larger size: 20 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in patt.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011