Free Pattern – ‘Goose’ Inspired Handwarmers

Saw the inspiration for these on the Goose Cashmere stall at the Country living fair and wanted to buy some til I saw how much they were! I thought about a ball of beautiful Merino I had in my stash and set to work. These really are so easy to make, I had them sewn up and was wearing them in just over an hour!

Knit a square, fold it in half and stitch up the side leaving a hole for thumb, how easy could it be? (Or knit in the round, leaving a thumb gap – but I like the seam and think of it as part of the design).

Knit bottom half of square in stocking st, and top half in reverse stocking st.

They may seem small, but I have very big hands for a lady and after a little while wearing them they stretched to fit me!

Aran Weight Yarn – 50g
5mm needles
Darning Needle

Cast on 30 Sts, leave a long tail for sewing up!

Work 16 rows in Stocking Stitch (k1 row, p1 row – repeat)

Work 16 rows in Reverse Stocking stitch (p1 row, K1 row – repeat)

Cast off – be careful to not cast off too tightly – leave a long tail for sewing up!

You should have a square with stocking stitch at the bottom half and reverse stocking stitch at the top.

Fold in half lengthways so that stocking stitch is at bottom and reverse stocking stitch is at top.

Sew up the side carefully, starting from the bottom of the stocking stitch part sew up to where the reverse stocking stitch part starts, fasten off and weave in end.

Start from the top of the reverse stocking stitch part, sew halfway down – leaving a gap for your thumb (adjust size of hole as necessary), fasten off and weave in end.

That’s it really!

Please do add your project to Ravelry as I’d love to see the photos!

You can always adjust the pattern and add/subtract a few extra sts or rows – good luck!


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