Heart Rib Wrist Warmers Knitting Pattern

This knitting pattern features two of my favorite things when it comes to knitting: Heart rib and wrist warmers!

I love the heart ribbing stitch pattern because it looks stunning, is fun to knit, and because the 3D effect makes it very squishy.

The advantages of wrist warmers are many…

  • Wrist warmers are fast to knit, even with thin yarn.
  • You only need a small amount of yarn to knit them, perfect for your pretty leftovers!
  • They are comfy to wear. I wear them while writing blog posts and knitting as well as outside in spring and fall.
  • Wrist warmers look cute paired with most outfits!

Heart rib wrist warmer knitting pattern:

  • Yarn: About 30 grams of Fingering yarn, preferably wool. I used Adlibris Socki Fine in the color A049, light grey melange. It’s a woolen sock yarn with a small amount of nylon added for strength. It’s also machine washable which is nice.
  • Needles: Double pointed needles or circular needles US 0 / 2 mm for the rib at the start and the end and US 3/ 3,25 mm for the heart rib pattern.
  • Gauge: 4 repeats of the heart rib pattern should measure 2 inches / 5 cm when it’s unstretched.
  • Stitch marker. A fancy one like one of these if you like, but a piece of scrap yarn will work just fine!
  • Scissors
  • Wool needle


k = knit
p = purl
sl loop wyib = slip the loop purlwise while holding the yarn at the back of your work.

Cast on: 55 stitches with needle US 0 / 2 mm and join in the round. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.

Make sure your cast on is stretchy enough, otherwise, the wrist warmer can’t stretch out when you pull it over your hand. I usually cast on over both needles to make sure there’s enough yarn in my cast on.

Round 1–15: *p2, k3*, repeat *–* until the end of the round.
Round 16: *p2, pull up a loop through the middle knit stitch 4 rows down, k3, pull up another loop through the same stitch*, repeat *–* until the end of the round.
Round 17: *p2, sl loop wyib, k3, sl loop wyib*, repeat *–* until the end of the round.
Round 18: *p2, sl loop wyib, k1, pass the loop over the knit stitch, k1, knit the loop together with the next stitch*, repeat *–* until the end of the round.
Round 19: *p2, k3*, repeat *–* until the end of the round.

Repeat rounds 16–19 eight times.

Round 20–30: *p2, k3*, repeat *–* until the end of the round.

Bind off loosely in pattern, cut the yarn and weave in the ends and make one more.

Need some help?

Take a look at these articles and videos if you need more help with some of the steps in this pattern.
How to cast on with circular needles
Knitting Heart ribbing in the round + video tutorial
Basic bind off and binding off in pattern

More free patterns:
––> Beginner friendly knit pattern: Easy ribbed wrist warmers
––> Knit Pattern + video tutorial: Easy ribbed beanie
––> Knit pattern: Barbie socks