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Knit Cuffed Wristwarmers

Pair of blue confetti knit cuffed wristwarmers
Pair of blue cuffed wristwarmers.

Do you have a lonely skein of yarn that you’re not sure what to do with? Wristwarmers are a great way of using up that single skein and you may even have some leftover with this project!

Why make wristwarmers? They’re a great way to keep your hands warm in a chilly office while giving you flexibility to work unhindered. They're also great for days when it's a bit chilly out but you don't want full coverage. Or just because they can add a nice pop of color and texture to an outfit.

You can try this pattern with one or multiple colors. Try using one color for the top and bottom ribbed sections and another for the middle. Or color block them and each half one color. Or do stripes! There are a lot of possibilities with this simple tutorial.

Materials List

The following list has all the supplies and tools you'll need to make this project.

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Optional Tools

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Row counter

Size J (6mm) crochet hook (if you want to crochet the seams)

Size 8 DPNs or Magic loop (if you want to knit this in the round)


CO: Cast on
BO: Bind off
K: Knit
P: Purl
KFB: Knit front and back (increase stitch)
P2tog: Purl 2 together (decrease stitch)


9 stitches across / 2 inches wide

Finished Dimensions
6 inches long; at row 28, wristwarmer should be around 5″ long – feel free to adjust number of even (K32) and odd rows (K32) to your personal preference.

If you are planning on sewing the sides together instead of crochet, it’s recommended to slip the first stitch of every row.

You can knit these in the round – replace all Purl stitches with Knit stitches in the pattern.


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CO 32 Stitches

Rows 1-8 : (K2, P2) til end of row

Rows 9-18 : K32 on odd rows, P32 on even rows

Row 19 : K11, (K1, KFB)x2, BO 6, (K1, KFB)x2, K11

Row 20 : P11, (P2tog)x2, CO6, (P2tog)x2, P11

Rows 21-28 : K32 on odd rows, P32 on even rows

Rows 29-31 : (K2, P2) til end of row

Row 32 : BO 32 (K2, P2 castoff) Finishing Using size J hook, crochet sides together with a one and a half crochet stitch. If you aren’t familiar with crochet, you can sew the sides together. Sew in ends.

Finishing touch: you can add a cute button to the cuff for decorative purposes.


Knit marbled blue cuffed wristwarmers

This pair of knit wristwarmers was made with a variegated blue and black yarn.

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