The Madison Ear Warmer

The Madison Ear Warmer uses the Chunky Twist Technique by Nina Ruth I have used the twist technique that I learned from her Chunky Twist Pattern but knit a completely different body and used a super bulky yarn. This is not the same pattern as the Chunky Twist, it uses the twist and I felt I should credit the author as that is where I learned that technique. You will need her pattern, or know how to do the twist to finish off this ear warmer as my post does not describe how to do that.

The Madison Ear Warmer

I have combined one of my ear warmer patterns (Knit Ear Warmer Pattern) and changed the finishing technique to use the twist that I learned from the Chunky Twist Pattern and knit it using a super bulky yarn. The stitch used is the seed stitch, which is one of my favorite stitches and I absolutely love the way it came out. I prefer knitting with heavier weight yarns and love the texture that this stitch gives to this ear warmer.

I wanted to share with you how this was made, I hope you like it.

You will need The Chunk Twist Ear Warmer Pattern as this pattern does not include instructions on how to do the twist technique.

 Pattern Modifications

You will need a copy of The Chunky Twist , you can purchase it in her Ravelry Store.

This modified version is knit flat on straight needles using a super bulky weight yarn.

Supplies for the Madison Ear Warmer:

Super Bulky Yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick)

Size US 13 or 15 straight knitting needles depending on how tight you want the stitch to be. I like using a size 15 with the Hometown USA Yarn and a size 13 with the Wool-Ease Yarn

Measuring Tape

Darning or Tapestry Needle

Chunky Twist Pattern by Nina Ruth you will use this for the finishing technique or if you know how to do the twist already you are good to go 🙂

Start Pattern:

Cast On 15 sts fro the Large Ear Warmer, 11 sts for a Small or Child Sized Ear Warmer

Row 1: with the yarn in FRONT, slip the first stitch as if you are going to purl the stitch. It is very important to always slip this stitch the same way each time. then k1, p1 until you get to the last 2 stitches. knit the last 2 stitches.

Repeat Row 1 until work measures desired length. I stopped at 19.5 inches for the Large/Adult Ear Warmer and 17.5 inches for the Child Sized Ear Warmer.

Bind off using any method.

Then grab your Chunky Twist Pattern to see how to finish with the twist.

If you want to change the width (how wide it is from the bottom to the top) you can cast on less stitches just make sure that you cast on an odd number.

Slip the first stitch by inserting the needle as if you are going to purl the stitch.

Slipping the first stitch purlwise with the yarn in front and knitting the last stitch of each row is what keeps the edge of your work looking neat. This makes this flat work have a clean edge that looks really nice once you wear the ear warmer.


Hello there! That’s me filling in as an Ear Warmer Model 🙂

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I have created some really cool Ear Warmer tags that can be used with Knit and Crochet Ear Warmers. The tags really give a finished look to your items you are gifting and selling. I have had customers tell me that when they use product tags and labels it gives there work a look of professionalism that helps them sell more items.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. If you knit one please share with me on social media, I love seeing what people make using ideas they found on my blog. You can share by tagging me @savlabot or using #Savlabot


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