Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wrist Warmers

Free Pattern: Wrist Warmers
These are great for cool weather. They keep your hands warm, and your fingers free. I hate gloves!!! There is minimal shaping leading up to the thumb hole, and since they are worked in the round, there is no seaming.

US #7 double point needles
1 skein each of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Tan, Mist, and Cloud
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle

10.5 sts X 12 rows = 2"

Fits a woman's size 7" wrist (9" at widest point) but will stretch to about 8" (10")

Cast on 37 sts using long tail cast on and Tan. Place marker, and join to begin working in the round.

Rounds 1 - 20: Knit all sts

Round 21: k1 f&b, k to last st, k1 f&b

Round 22: k all sts

Rounds 23 - 30: repeat rounds 21 & 22

Round 31: Bind off 10 sts, k to end

Round 32: switch colors to Mist, k to end

At this point you will cast on 5 sts to create other half of thumb hole. I used a backwards cable cast on, the tutorial can be found here.

Round 33: slip 5 cast on sts to needle 1 (do not knit them yet, they will be the beginning of the next round) continue knitting to end

Rounds 34 & 35: k

Do not cut Mist yet!

Round 36: switch to Cloud, k around

Round 37: switch back to Mist, k around

Rounds 38 - 45: repeat rounds 36 & 37

Rounds 46 - 48: k with Mist

Bind off all sts. Weave in ends & enjoy!

Tips: has great instructions for cast on methods, and knitting in the round.

This pattern is free for personal use only. Please do not use for profit unless all proceeds go to charity.