Slip Stitch Hand Warmers by Purl Soho

Slip Stitch Hand Warmers

February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
157 - 200 yards (144 - 183 m)
Adult Small (Medium, Large)
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This pattern is available for free.


  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Good Wool, 100% undyed Andean highland wool. We used Heirloom White (left) and Driftwood Gray (right).
  • A set of US 7 double pointed needles
  • 2 stitch markers

NOTE: One skein is plenty to make two pairs of Small Hand Warmers; just enough to make two pairs of Medium Hand Warmers; or plenty to make one pair of Large.

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

RLI (Right Lifted Increase): Lift right leg of the stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle onto the left-hand needle and knit it. 1 stitch increased

LLI (Left Lifted Increase): Lift the left leg of the stitch 2 rows below the stitch on right-hand needle onto left-hand needle and knit it through the back loop. 1 stitch increased

For further assistance using these techniques, please visit our Lifted Increases Tutorial.

m1p (Make 1 Purlwise): With the left-hand needle, pick up the horizontal strand between last stitch on right-hand needle and first stitch on left-hand needle from back to front, then purl into the front loop of the strand.

For a video demonstration of this technique, visit our Make 1 Purl Tutorial. (We use a right-leaning m1p in this pattern, but because the right and left m1p look the same when worked on the right side of the fabric, you can use either one here.)