We loved the term ‘pulse warmer’, brought to us by a visitor from the UK, so in 2018 we designed our own. We had so much fun doing that, we decided to do it again for 2019!
These simple “Pulse Warmers” are a quick knit and can be easily sized to fit any hand. As they have no thumb holes they’re more accessible to a wide variety of knitters. We chose cashmere because it’s soft, warm, and a delight to wear. Everyone needs a pair!
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Knitting in the round
Cardiff Cashmere Classic distributed by Trendsetter Yarn Group, (100% cashmere); 122 yds/112m per 25g ball, 1 ball.
Sample - Color 601 Uva
1 set of US#5/3.75mm double point needles, OR size to obtain gauge.
22 - 24 stitches = 4 inches square in stockinette stitch
One size fits most (Adult) Approx. 6.5” long, 8” circumference.
CO: Cast on
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over
The pattern is easily adjustable by either adding or subtracting a multiple of 6 stitches. If making a larger size or longer pulse warmer, you’ll need additional yarn.
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