Updated: Nov 2, 2022
The knit version of the Amina Earwarmer is finally here! Keep reading below for the free knit pattern.
This project highlights one of my favorite textures: herringbone. Last fall I released the crochet version of the design and it is my most successful pattern to date! Im excited to finally share the knit version of this design with you all and I hope you enjoy making it as much as I have!
This project is perfect for market season as it works up quickly! It would also be great for last minute gifts!
The Amina Collection will continue to grow as I will be using this texture in a few more knit and crochet patterns! Make sure to subscribe to the blog so you don't miss out!
Below you'll find the instructions for the adult size made with super bulky yarn.
Let's get started!
68 yards/ 113 grams of a #6 super bulky yarn ( I used the Malabrigo rasta yarn in the color "molino")
US35/19mm circular needles
US17/12mm circular needles
Pattern is written using standard US terms.
Skill level: intermediate
Check out this tutorial to learn the basics of the herringbone knit stitch.
Finished size: 21 inch circumference x 5.75 inch width
Gauge: 4" x 4" = 12sts x 9 rows
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
tbl = through the back loop
*** If you are not familiar with this stitch, check out this stitches 101 tutorial on the herringbone stitch before getting started***
Using the 19mm needles, cast on 63 stitches using the long tail cast on method. (If you'd like to change the size of the ear warmer, adjust the number of stitches you cast on.)
Row 1 (right side): [k2tog tbl and only drop the first stitch] Repeat until there is only one stitch remaining on the left needle. To finish the row, slip the stitch through the back onto the right needle. Turn your work.
Row 2 (wrong side): [p2tog and only drop the first stitch] Repeat until there is one stitch remaining on the left needle. To finish the row, slip the stitch onto the right needle purl wise. Turn your work.
Rows 3 - 12: Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have a total of 12 rows or your work measures your preferred width. (You can adjust the width of the ear warmer by increasing or decreasing the number of rows knit. Make sure that you end on a wrong side row as you will need to cast off on a right side row).
The next row is the cast off row. Use the 12mm needles to cast off.
Row 13: Cast off in pattern. Leave a long tail for sewing the ends of the earwarmer together.
With the right side facing up, fold ends and sew together. Finish off and weave ends. (The video below demonstrates this process). Flip inside out and its complete!
Now you're ready to style your ear warmer with your fall and winter looks!
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