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A very quick and easy project for a new knitter
Needle: 5mm Yarn: Bulky / 12 ply – 50 grams main colour, oddments of contrast colour for edging (if you want contrast colours) You will find that the ribbing will have quite a bit of stretch so I haven’t found gauge so crucial Gauge: Not essential but I got 3.5 stitches per inch Row Gauge: not essential as you are knitting for the length that you want not to a pattern
I find slipping the first stitch of the row, helps to create a selvedge to make it easier when seaming up at the end
CO 30 Stitches using a contrasting colour and knit in 2x2 rib (K2, P2) for approximately 1” inch (or to taste).
Change to main colour and continue in ribbing for 6” (or again to taste. This length gave me a hand warmer as my partner didn’t want a wrist warmer that was too long, just enough to cover his wrist. Knit for 10” to create a longer arm, ideal for staying put under sleeves)
Break off main colour and continue ribbing for 1” inch, cast off loosely.
Starting from the top, seam together both edges for about 1.5” you need to leave about 2” gap for the thumb hole, you can either break the tail and then start again 2” down or you can (like I did) weave the yarn tail down through the selvedge stitches for about 2” rejoin the two sides after 2”, make sure to go over the first stitch twice to secure. By doing this, you will have less ends to weave in! Secure the last stitch by going over it a couple of times. Weave in the ends and then you are done!