Sunday, 26 October 2008

Wristwarmers pattern - FREE-

I have finished knitting Kiann's wristwarmer, scarf, hat and cardy. She asked for brown, so that is the colour I have done. Except I have added a flower on the hat and some sparkly beads on the scarf and wristwarmer.

It's starting to get cold and I have many people who have asked me to knit wristwarmers (which I will do for all that have already asked). Wrist warmers are so easy to knit here is the pattern.

It's a freebie....

I have tried to make it really easy, even Amie can follow this, if she were interested!

I have used all wool chunky, but you can mix wool. E.g.
1 strand of chunky or double knit with 1 or 2 strands of lightweight mohair.
For Kiann's wristwarmers I used 2 strands of chunky wool knitted together to make a thicker yarn. As long as you make sure you work through all the yarns for each stitch.

Make 2 the same.

Use 10 1/2 (7mm) needles. Cast on 30 stitches loosely.
Row 1............... Knit 2 *purl 2. knit 2. repeat from* to end.
Row 2...............Purl 2 *knit 2. purl 2. repeat from * to end.
Continue in rib until work measures 6in (15cm) Or longer if you wish.
End with a wrong side row.( purl2.knit2.purl2)

Place thumb....
1st Row.... Pattern 17 stitches, slip the last 4 stitches worked onto a stitch holder, pattern to the end.
2nd " Pattern 13 stitches, cast on 4 stitches. Pattern to the end of the row.
Continue in rib until work measures 1 1/2in (4cm) from thumb opening. Ending with a wrong side row.
Bind off/cast off loosely.

Cast on 3 stitches with right side of work facing you. Knit 1. purl 2. Knit 1 across 4 stitches on the stitch holder, cast on 3 stitches. You should have 10 stitches.
Next row........Knit 2.( purl 2. knit 2) twice
next row.........Purl 2.(knit 2. purl 2) twice
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more. Bind off/cast off loosely in rib.

Easy Stuff.......

Have fun..... I'm not taking any more wristwarmer orders....... sorry!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

You have me mesmerized. I have some outdated skills, including running lathes, mills, surface grinders, presses, planers, jointers, etc., but your work and directions with the needles have me pushing my jaw up to shut my mute pie-hole.

Oh, yes...what is a wrist warmer?

Anonymous said...

maybe one for the ladies Don.....

Anonymous said...

Midge, I tried knitting two cold seasons' ago, and could follow direction, or so I thought. If I made a mistake, I was lost. Of the two things I did, a purse/bag and a scarf, the scarf was the hardest! The bag was done on circular needles, and when finished, I felted it. So any mistakes didn't matter...My kind of knitting. Right now, too busy painting, but I love the idea of knitting! You do beautiful things..sigh!!

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