Quick knitted handwarmers – my new favorite portable project


I’ve knitted 3 pairs of these Toasty handwarmers out of baby alpaca yarn and I love the soft warmth they provide. Toasties are my new favorite gift to give. Here in the San Francisco area they keep the chill away during our foggy mornings and evenings. So even my pals that have August birthdays can use them right away.

Knit in the round on size 7 needles (I use two short circular needles because the yarn stays on better when I throw the project in my purse.)

Pattern: Toasty by Leslie Friend available for free on her blog – Thanks Leslie!
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dye
Colorway: 7 (Teal)
Modifications: I knit the cuff a little shorter on this pair and I had leftover yarn from one skein. I’ve done a pair with the exact specifications of her pattern and it takes exactly one skein of yarn. I knit one then weighed the remaining and they were equal.

Author: Tricia

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  • I love those! I’ve recently started knitting and I think I may have to try these.

    (P.S. Thank you so much for your kind words about Trina)

  • Adorable! Were those train knit?

  • lynda