Easy Ribbed Wrist Warmers

These wrist warmers are super easy and knit up quickly – perfect for making for yourself of gifting to others!

Easy Ribbed Wrist Warmers

  • 4.5 mm circular needles (US size 7)
  • worsted weight yarn
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or scrap of yarn
  • darning needle for weaving in ends

Make 2 (I highly recommend knitting two at a time)

Cast on 40 stitches

Join in round, marking the beginning of your round and making certain not to twist stitches.

Rows 1-42 *K2P2* 10 times
Row 43           *K2P2* 3 times, *KFB* 2 times P2, *K2P2* 6 times (42 stitches)
Row 44          *K2P2* 3 times, K4P2, *K2P2* 6 times
Row 45           *K2P2* 3 times, KFB K2 KFB P2, *K2P2* 6 times (44 stitches)
Row 46           *K2P2* 3 times, K6P2, *K2P2* 6 times
Row 47           *K2P2* 3 times, KFB K4 KFB P2, *K2P2* 6 times (46 stitches)
Row 48           *K2P2* 3 times, K8P2, *K2P2* 6 times
Row 49           *K2P2* 3 times, KFB K6 KFB P2, *K2P2* 6 times (48 stitches)
Row 50           *K2P2* 3 times, K10P2, *K2P2* 6 times
Row 51           *K2P2* 3 times, KFB K8 KFB P2, *K2P2* 6 times (50 stitches)
Row 52           *K2P2* 3 times, K12P2, *K2P2* 6 times
Row 53           *K2P2* 3 times, K1, place 11 stitches on stitch holder or scrap yarn, cast on 1 stitch via backwards loop, P2,  *K2P2* 6 times (40 stitches)

Row 54-75    *K2P2* 10 times

Bind off in pattern.

Slide 11 stitches from stitch holder or scrap yarn onto needles.
Pick up an additional 3 stitches from around the top of the thumb opening.

Knit 8 stockinette rows in the round and bind off.

Weave all ends in.


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21 thoughts on “Easy Ribbed Wrist Warmers

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  1. I want to make these for a adult woman. How high up on the fingers do they go? I would think they should go to about the knuckle. thank you…A Please recommend a yarn content…A

    1. These do go to about the knuckle. I think any worsted weight yarn would work well. Due to wool allergies, I have been making them out of acrylic but have also used Knit Picks Shine (a cotton and beech wood blend) with great results.

  2. Well shoot. It posted before I was ready. Sorry.

    Anyway, Row 43: *K2P2* 3 times, *KFB* 2 times, *K2P2* 6 times (42 stitches)
    K2P2= 4 st KFB= 2 st
    So, 4 x 3 = 12; 2 x 2 = 4; 4 x 6 = 24. 12 + 4 + 24 = 40st

    I have 2 extra stitches at the end of the round………

  3. Found another error on Row 53. There are those two purl stitches immediately after doing the backward loop 1 st CO that are not accounted for in the pattern.

    1. There should be a P2 on both of those line to follow in the pattern. I thought I had added that. I will have to be more careful typing in patterns next time.

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