Tough & Toasty

I made these little short hand warmers out of pure necessity: My office tends to be a little cold – which I appreciate during the summer months, but it can be a bit annoying during winter. My hands are often cold while I work at the computer, so I decided I needed a pair of woollen fingerless mitts. I wanted them to be adaptable to the wearer’s wrist circumference, just as the “Tensfield” hat can be adapted to the recipient’s head size. It should also work in different yarn weights and be easy to work: no seams, no putting stitches aside, no cast-on, and no purling. The result is a pair of really cool hand warmers named “Tough & Toasty” that knit up superfast, use only very little yarn (16–20 g per pair), and make a great gift. I designed them to be really short so they won’t get in the way when you wear a long-sleeved sweater with them – and you will still be able to access your wristwatch.

Find the beautiful, soft mulesing-free yarn and the pattern – as a single download or in my book “Strickmich! Knitting Inventions” – in Strickmich! Shop.