I am one of those people who is always cold. So when I find something that will not only keep me warm but is fashionable as well, I am all over it. Sometime ago, I was shopping at my favorite craft store, Urban Arts & Crafts, when I came upon this great hand warmer pattern. One of the gals that works there is actually the pattern designer and she encouraged me to try my hand at making these with 9" circular needles. I have never seen such short circular needles before and wanted to give them a try.
They were kind of awkward to work with at first because they are so short. But once I got the hang of it they weren't bad at all. I used Lamb's Pride worested weight yarn in the color strawberry smoothie. I know, the name of the color sold me too. I have to tell you I am a self taught knitter and am never sure if my project will really turn out. Following a pattern is a challenge for me, but this one was easy to follow.
The hardest part of the whole project is the thumb. The pattern had you use a lazy loop technique making the loop of the circular needles even smaller. I was not sure if I would get this but with some patience I finally figured it out. I love the challenge of knitting and trying new things. You can purchase the pattern for downloading at Ravelry.com for $1.50.
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