Simple Handwarmers by The Warm Ewe

Simple Handwarmers

October 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
95 - 180 yards (87 - 165 m)
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We wanted to create go-to patterns for fingerless mitts in several different yarn weights, knitted on double pointed needles or using the magic loop technique. This is a basic pattern that includes instructions for fingering, DK, worsted, aran and bulky yarns.

(The top photo at the left shows this pattern in Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering yarn, which gives you enough yardage for 3 pairs of mitts from one skein, each mitt a little different from the others! The Uneek Sock kit from Urth yarns will give you 3 matching pairs. Second photo shown in worsted weight Plymouth Gina yarn)

When you purchase the pattern be sure to download either the double pointed needle version or the magic loop version, whichever you are more comfortable with.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Finished size: 7” circumference

Fingering – 180 yds fingering weight yarn
DK – 115 yds dk weight yarn
Worsted – 105 yds worsted weight yarn
Aran – 100 yds aran/heavy worsted weight yarn
Bulky - 95 yds bulky yarn

Needles: You will need either double pointed needles or a 32”-40” circular needle depending on which technique you are using.
Fingering - size 3 US (3.25mm)
DK - size 5 US (3.75mm)
Worsted - size 7 US (4.5mm)
Aran - size 8 US (5mm)
Bulky - size 10 US (6mm)

Fingering – 7 sts = 1”
DK – 6 sts = 1”
Worsted – 5 sts = 1”
Aran – 4½ sts = 1”
Bulky – 3½ sts = 1”

These patterns have been test knitted and edited for errors, but if you have any questions or find a mistake in the pattern, please let us know. You can email us at