Introduction: SUPER EASY WRIST WARMERS

Knits & purls create the Diamond Design on the back of the hands of these wrist warmers/fingerless mitts. You choose the arm length that suits you.

The 14 stitches of the Diamond Design is provided by line-by-line written instructions. The thumb hole is simply shaped as you knit the palm – no picking up stitches later - super easy! Of course, these can be made even easier by omitting the Diamond Design and simply use a multi-colored fun yarn. 

Step 1: Assemble Materials

Materials & Supplies
Worsted weight yarn, 200 yards – sample knit with
KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, 2 skeins(50g each)

Double Point needles:
US Size 6 (4.25mm) for Women’s Medium Size
US Size 7 (4.5mm) for Women’s Large Size or Men’s Medium
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge
5.5 sts = 1” for Women’s Medium Size
5 sts = 1” Women’s Large Size or Men’s Medium

Step 2: Cuff

Ridged Cuff
Cast on 40 sts using the long-tail (sling-shot, double) method. Join to knit in the round.
Rounds 1 – 3: Purl
Rounds 4 – 6: Knit
Rounds 7 – 9: Purl
Rounds 10 – 12: Knit
Rounds 13 – 15: Purl

Arm Length Choice
Continue knitting in plain stockinette stitch (knit every round):
1” for short-cuff mitts
5” for long-cuff mitt

Step 3: SHAPE THUMB GUSSET AND HOLE - RIGHT MITT

Now you will begin to work the knit & purl Diamond pattern on the back of the hand and at the same time work the opening for the thumb. Of course to make these mitts even easier to knit you can omit the Diamond design alltogether! 

REFERENCE
14 sts of the Diamond Design for Back of Hand instructions:

Line 1: k6, p2, k6
Line 2: k6, p2, k6
Line 3: k4, p2, k2, p2, k4
Line 4: k4, p2, k2, p2, k4
Line 5: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2
Line 6: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2
Line 7: p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2
Line 8: p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2
Line 9: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2
Line 10: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2
Line 11: k4, p2, k2, p2, k4
Line 12: k4, p2, k2, p2, k4
Line 13: k6, p2, k6
Line 14: k6, p2, k6

INSTRUCTIONS
Shape Thumb Gusset – Right Mitt
Round 1: k1, m1, k1, m1, knit to end of round
Round 2: knit
Round 3: k1, m1, k3, m1, knit to end of round
Round 4: knit 27, place marker, work 14 sts from line 1 Diamond Design instructions, k3
Round 5: k1, m1, k5, m1, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 2 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 6: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 3 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 7: k1, m1, k7, m1, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 4 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 8: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 5 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 9: k1, m1, k9, m1, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 6 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 10: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 7 of Diamond inst, k3 (you should have 50
stitches now)

Thumb Hole – Right Mitt
Bind off 12 stitches. Return the 1 stitch on the right needle back to the left needle.
Cast on 9 stitches
Knit these 9 new stitches and continue knitting to marker, work 14 sts from line 8 of Diamond inst, k3

Join to continue knitting in the round. You should have 47 stitches now.
Round 1: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 9 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 2: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 10 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 3: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 11 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 4: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 12 of Diamond inst, k3

Thumb Decreases – Right Mitt
Round 1, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 13 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 2: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 14 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 3: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, knit to end of round (you should have 43 stitches now)

Step 4: HAND TOP AND FINISHING

TOP OF HAND
Continue working in plain stockinette stitch until mitt measures:
6 ½” from cast on edge for short-cuff mitt
10 ½” from cast on edge for long-cuff mitt

TOP EDGING
Purl 3 rounds. Bind off in purl. Weave in ends securely.

CONTINUE TO NEXT STEP FOR KNITTING THE LEFT HAND MITT....

Step 5: LEFT MITT

LEFT MITT
Work Cuff and Arm Length Choice the same as for Right Mitt

Shape Thumb Gusset – Left Mitt
Round 1: k18, m1, k1, m1, knit to end of round
Round 2: knit
Round 3: k18, m1, k3, m1, knit to end of round
Round 4: knit 27, place marker, work 14 sts from line 1 of Diamond instructions, k3
Round 5: k18, m1, k5, m1, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 2 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 6: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 3 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 7: k18, m1, k7, m1, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 4 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 8: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 5 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 9: k18, m1, k9, m1, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 6 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 10: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 7 of Diamond inst, k3 (you should have 50
stitches now)

Thumb Hole – Left Mitt
Knit 18, bind off next 12 stitches. Return the 1 stitch on the right needle back to the left needle.
Cast on 9 stitches
Knit these 9 new stitches and continue knitting to marker, work 14 sts from line 8 of Diamond
inst, k3
Round 1: Knit to bound off stitches, Join to the new cast on stitches to continue knitting in the
round to marker, work 14 sts from line 9 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 2: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 10 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 3: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 11 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 4: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 12 of Diamond inst, k3

Thumb Decreases – Left Mitt
Round 1, k19, ssk, k2, k2tog, knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 13 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 2: knit to marker, work 14 sts from line 14 of Diamond inst, k3
Round 3: k18, ssk, k1, k2tog, knit to end of round removing marker (you should have 43 stitches
now)

Work top of hand and edging finishing same as for Right Mitt.

Comments

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midiansangel (author)2016-12-24

I'm hopeless at gloves, maybe this is the way to go for me.

Thanks for sharing

Feeling inspired

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-12-11

Love the design on the back of the hand! Nice job :)

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Chikpea (author)2013-11-28

Oooh, cool!