11-21-2007, 03:40 PM
Join Date: May 2004
wrist warmer pattern
Like this post?
Size: adult (one size fits all)
Finished Measurements: (unstretched) 8.5” (22cm) long, 4” (10cm) wide
Pattern Notes: The back of the wrist warmer is cabled, but the palm of it is in stockinette stitch, so one wrist warmer’s pattern is knit in reverse. Because of this, each will be differentiated by RH (right hand) and LH (left hand). St st is Stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row. bo is bind off bo2tog is bind off two together. These are knit bottom to top.
Weaved Cable Pattern: (done over 24 sts)
Rows 1 & 5, knit
Rows 2, 4, 6, & 8, purl.
Row 3: knit 3. *Put 3 stitches on cable needle in front. Knit next 3 stitches. Knit the 3 stitches on cable needle.* Repeat between *’s three times.
Row 7: *Put 3 stitches on cable needle behind. Knit next 3 stitches. Knit the 3 stitches on cable needle.* Repeat between *’s four times.
Cast on 36 stitches. Purl first row.
For LH, make Weaving Cable on the first 24 stitches, and St st for the remaining 12. For RH, St st for first 12 stitches, and Weaving Cable for remaining 24.
Repeat all eight rows of the Weaved Cable Pattern 5 times, ending on a purl row.
Knit 1 row making two decreases:
For RH, bo 23, bo2tog, bo10, bo2tog.
For LH, bo2tog, bo10, bo2tog, bo23.
(When knitting cables, ends-of-pattern tend to flair a bit, so making two decreases tightens the top of the wrist warmer.) Place a marker to indicate this as the top of the wrist warmer.
When stitching up edges, fold in half vertically, with wrong sides facing. From top, stitch up seam along the first section of cabling. Tie a knot, leave about 1 to 1.5 inches for thumb, and then stitch along the rest of the seam. Turn wrist warmers right side out and block where necessary.
(c) copyright by Sabrina Thompson (author) for use of Hipforums free school only