Handknitted Mitten from Merino handmade by Rochak Handknit Craft

The Unmatched Appeal of Hand knitted Gloves & Mittens

In the heart of the Himalayas, a tradition of hand knitting endures, weaving stories of craftsmanship, cultural heritage, and an unwavering commitment to quality into every stitch. Nepal, a nation rich in handicraft history, is home to Rochak Handknit Craft, a supplier of high-quality hand knitted products for over 20 years​. As the chilly winds beckon, the demand for snug gloves and mittens grows, yet none can compare to the warmth imparted by a pair of hand knitted gloves, each stitch carrying the warmth of the artisan’s touch.

Handknitted Mitten from Merino handmade by Rochak Handknit Craft
Handknitted Mitten from Merino handmade by Rochak Handknit Craft

The Allure of Hand Knitting and Gloves & Mittens

The world of hand knitting is vast, filled with a spectrum of colors, textures, and designs that machine-made products can barely mimic. The human touch in hand-knitted gloves and mittens brings forth a level of comfort and aesthetic appeal that’s unparalleled. The intricate patterns, the snug fit, and the way hand knitted mittens hug the fingers on a cold winter morning, tell a tale of craftsmanship honed over years. Current fashion trends, like fluffy mittens and mittens-cheburashka, have found a sweet spot in merging style with tradition, a specialty of hand knitted products

Bernie Sanders Rocking Hand knitted Wool Mitten

We all know about the photo that went viral when in early 2021, a photograph of Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont, took the internet by storm. The image captured Sanders sitting cross-legged in a folding chair during President Joe Biden’s inauguration, bundled up against the cold in a Burton snowboarding jacket and a pair of distinctive brown mittens.

The mittens, hand-knitted by a Vermont school teacher using repurposed wool and fleece made from recycled plastic bottles, became an iconic symbol overnight. The image of Sanders casually sitting with his mittens was turned into countless memes, spreading across social media platforms and sparking joy, humor, and a widespread appreciation for the humble, practical warmth of hand-knitted mittens. The viral moment also spotlighted the charm and value of handcrafted items in a world of fast fashion, bringing a moment of whimsicality to the otherwise formal political event.

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Different Types of Hand knitted and Crochet Hand warmers

Full-Fingered Gloves

Fingerless Gloves


Convertible Gloves/Mittens

Glovelettes or Wrist Warmers

Hand knitted Gloves & Mittens by Types of Wool

We make Hand knitted Gloves & Mittens from a wide range of yarn to meet Whether you’re looking for products made from everyday wool with a 32-micron count, or something more luxurious like 21-micron soft Merino, Mohair, 100% Alpaca, or 100% Cashmere, we have you covered. Each type of wool has its own characteristics, from softness to durability, allowing you to offer a variety of options.

Handknitted Merino Mittens

Hand knitted Mittens in Merino

Hand crochet wool gloves

Hand crochet wool gloves

Handknitted Alpaca Gloves

Handknitted Alpaca Gloves

Handknitted odinary wool animal faced mitten

Handknitted odinary wool animal faced mitten

Interweave have interesting article where they dissect the different aspect of mittens. The details can be found here.


Time Taken for Completion of a Hand knitted Gloves & Mittens

A significant hallmark of handmade knitwear lies in the hours dedicated to crafting each item. In contrast to machine-produced goods, which are rapidly produced, the creation of hand knitted Gloves & Mittens is a more time-intensive endeavor, spanning anywhere between 6 to 8 hours, contingent on the design complexity and yarn size. This investment of time not only imbues each piece with a unique touch but also necessitates foresight from business proprietors in aligning production timelines and managing inventory accordingly. Though it does not take several days like our Hand knitted sweaters, our knitters feel pretty happy that they can complete a pair of Hand warmers in a day.

Every pair of Gloves & Mittens is lovingly hand knitted, stitch by stitch, by skilled women artisans. Creating such a masterpiece can require a commitment of anywhere between 6 to 8 hours.

Our Expertise in Hand knitted Gloves & Mittens production

For over 20 years, Rochak Handknit has been crafting top-notch handmade knitwear gloves and mittens. That’s two decades of perfecting every stitch and design! Our journey has always been about a steadfast commitment to quality and a profound love for hand-knitting. With such extensive experience under our belt, we’re proud to proclaim a thorough mastery of our craft. The expertise we possess radiates through in every pair of gloves and mittens, showcasing not merely our skill but also our passion for the art of hand-knitting. When you opt for Rochak Handknit, you’re not just selecting a pair of gloves or mittens; you’re embracing two decades of unparalleled craftsmanship.

We are wholeheartedly dedicated to sourcing our materials responsibly and adhering to ethical manufacturing practices, aligning ourselves with the rising tide of sustainable fashion.

If you’re a business owner aspiring to create your own line of hand-knit gloves and mittens, trust in us to turn your vision into reality. Our deep-rooted understanding and unwavering emphasis on quality make us the ideal partner for your private label designs. Reach out to us today to embark on the journey of crafting something truly remarkable.

Why Brands are Falling in Love with Hand Knit products

  • Exclusivity: Offering hand-knit products allows brands to stand out in a saturated market, presenting items that echo authenticity. Hand knitting offer customers something that’s genuinely one-of-a-kind.
  • Quality Over Quantity: While the scale might be smaller, the attention to detail in hand-knit wholesale guarantees impeccable quality with each piece.
  • Sustainability: Hand-knitting often means sustainable practices, fewer wastages, and a smaller carbon footprint. A win for brands and the planet!
  • A Personal Touch: With private label manufacturing, brands get to infuse their distinct identity into traditional craftsmanship. It’s not just a sweater; it’s a story.
  • End-to-End Control: From choosing the yarn, colors, designs, to the final touches, brands have comprehensive control over the product’s look and feel.

If you’re a business owner interested in manufacturing your own line of handknit sweaters in Nepal, trust us to bring your vision to life. Our deep expertise and commitment to quality make us the perfect partner for your private label designs. Contact us today to take the first step toward creating something truly exceptional.