# Seed Stitch Handwarmer

with a Twist

Just the thing to keep your hands warm when you turn the thermostat down to reduce the heating bill. The handwarmers are made in sport weight yarn. |

Women's | ||
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Hand Size: |
Small | Medium |

Palm Circumference: |
6½" | 7" |

Wrist Circumference: |
6" | 6½" |

## Materials needed:

- About 2 ounces of 3-ply sport weight yarn. The pictured handwarmer is made in TLC Wiggles.
- Double-pointed knitting needles, sizes 4 and 6.

(Increase or decrease your needle size if you knit tightly or loosely.)

## Gauge:

With the larger needles, working in seed stitch, 5 stitches = 1 inch.## Abbreviations/Stitches:

- k - knit
- p - purl
- twr - twist 2 stitches to the right
- Method 1: put one stitch on a cable needle and hold in back of
work. Knit 1 stitch from left needle, knit 1 stitch from cable
needle.
Method 2: slip 2 stitches as if to purl. With left needle in back, insert tip of left needle into the second stitch on the right needle. Carefully slide the right needle out of the 2 slipped stitches, leaving the one on the left hanging in the front. With the right needle in the front, insert the tip of the right needle into the hanging stitch. Transfer the stitch from the right to the left needle. Knit the 2 stitches. (Reference: Chapter 7 of the book

**Knitting for Dummies.**) - m1 - make 1
- Pick up the running thread (the horizontal thread between the stitches on the left and right needle) and place it on the left needle. Knit the new stitch.

## Instructions:

With smaller needles, cast on [38-42] stitches. Place 14 stitches on first needle, [12-14] stitches on the second needle and [12-14] stitches on the third needle.

Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1 inch.

**Row 1:** Switch to larger needles. *k1, p1. Repeat from *
to end of round.

**Row 2:** twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4]
times, p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1.

**Row 3:** k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2]
times, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2]
times, k1, p2.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until handwarmer is about 4 inches long, ending with row 3.

### Begin to shape for Thumb:

**Row 1:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *m1,*
p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times,
p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1. ([39-43] stitches)

**Row 2:** k2, p2, (k1, p1), *k2,* p1,
k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3
times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 3:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *M1, p1,
m1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3
times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1. ([41-45] stitches)

**Row 4:** k2, p2, (k1, p1), *k4,* p1,
k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3
times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 5:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *M1, k1,
p1, k1, m1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1, twr,
(p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1. ([43-47]
stitches)

**Row 6:** k2, p2, (k1, p1), *k1, p1, k1,
p1, k2,* p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2, k2,
p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 7:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *M1, (p1,
k1) 2 times, p1, m1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1.
([45-49] stitches)

**Row 8:** k2, p2, (k1, p1), *k2, p1, k1,
p1, k3,* p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2, k2,
p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 9:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *M1, (k1,
p1) 3 times, k1, m1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1.
([47-51] stitches)

**Row 10:** k2, p2, (k1, p1), *(k1, p1) 4
times, k2,* p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2,
k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 11:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *M1, (p1,
k1) 4 times, p1, m1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1.
([49-53] stitches)

**Row 12:** k2, p2, (k1, p1), *k2, (p1,
k1) 3 times, p1, k3,* p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times,
k1, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1,
p2.

**Row 13:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *M1, (k1,
p1) 5 times, k1, m1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1.
([51-55] stitches)

**Row 14:** k2, p2, *(k1, p1) 7 times,
k2,* p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2, k2, p2,
(k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 15:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *k1, (k1,
p1) 5 times, k2, [m0-m1]* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4]
times, p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1. ([51-56] stitches)

**Row 16:** k2, p2, k1, *(p1, k1) 7 times,
[k1-k2],* p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2, k2,
p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2] times, k1, p2.

**Row 17:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. *k1, (k1,
p1) 5 times, k1, [p0-p1], k1,* p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4]
times, p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1.

**Row 18:** Repeat row 16.

### Upper Hand

**Row 19:** twr, (p1, k1) twice. M1. Place next [13-14]
stitches on stitch holder or piece of scrap yarn. M1 between
stitches on holder and the next stitch. (The 2 m1's should be close
together.) p1, k1, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1, twr, (p1, k1)
3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times, p1. ([40-44] stitches
divided on 3 needles plus [13-14] stitches on holder.)

**Row 20:** k2, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2]
times, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, (k1, p1) [1-2]
times, k1, p2.

**Row 21:** twr, (p1, k1) 4 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4]
times, p1, twr, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, twr, (p1, k1) [3-4] times,
p1.

Repeat rows 20 and 21 until upper hand section measures about 1 inch long, ending with row 21.

Switch to smaller needles. Work 4 rows of k1, p1 ribbing. Cast off in rib pattern.

### Thumb

Move [13-14] stitches from stitch holder to 3 of the larger double pointed needles. Attach yarn by picking up [3-4] stitches on side of upper hand and place on third needle. ([16-18] stitches.)

**Row 1:** (p1, k1) [8-9] times.

**Row 2:** (k1, p1) [8-9] times.

**Row 3:** (p1, k1) [8-9] times.

Switch to smaller needles.

**Rows 4, 5, &6:** (k1, p1) [8-9] times.

Cast off in rib pattern.

### Finishing

Weave all yarn ends in securely.