Scottish Rose Handwarmers

These lovely handwarmers are extremely soft and have a beautiful Scottish Rose fair isle detail on the front and back of each handwarmer.

The pattern includes instructions for two sizes with knuckle circumferences of 6.5" (16.5cm) and 8" (20.5cm). The handwarmers are knit in the round with 3mm (2.5US) needles from the bottom up.

The sample is knit with sport weight, Drops Alpaca 4ply (100% alpaca) with two colours: 1 ball of Off White and 1 ball of Red/Purple. One ball is 50 grams / 167 yards (152m). A heavier or lighter weight yarn could be used alternatively to make for a heavier or lighter handwarmers however, the alpaca makes for particularly soft handwarmers.

It is recommended to select two yarns with enough contrast so that the fair isle stands out.

Hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy knitting!


  • Imperial and Metric
  • Written pattern with a chart for the fair isle
  • English

Materials you need at home:

  • 2.5US (3mm) double pointed knitting needles
  • Sport weight yarn in 2 colours
  • Darning needle
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We are three sisters that love knitting!

Our Scottish grandmother taught us to knit when we were 5 and 7 years old and we have been knitting ever since. Over the years after adapting patterns and then designing various pieces Fiona realised that we should be making these new creations into patterns that can then be shared with others. All three of us have our own design styles and interests but love to help each other with these designs even though we have become geographically dispersed across Canada, England, and Scotland. In terms of knitting style we love natural fibers and colour! Fiona in particular has a thing for fair isle design and Hannah loves wildlife (birds in particular).

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