Sunday, 18 January 2015

Free Simple Knitting Pattern for Wrist Warmers

I was asked last week by a friend of mine if I could come up with a pair of knitted wrist warmers as she'd recently bought a pair that had started to come apart at the seams.
I decided to use a ball of James C. Brett 'Marble Chunky' that I had in the stash at home as it is 100% acrylic (my friend can't wear wool) and machine washable. This yarn comes in some beautiful colourways.

Please note: This pattern is for wrist warmers to fit a small lady's hand. You can increase the width of the piece by increasing the number of stitches that you cast on. Increase the number in multiples of two to keep moss stitch pattern correct.

Using chunky wool and large knitting needles they only take a short time to make and are very cosy indeed.


Wrist Warmers

Hands and wrists modelling knitted wrist warmers

Materials
1 pair 4.5mm needles
50g chunky yarn
Wool needle for sewing up

Abbreviations
1 x 1 rib = Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch to end
K = Knit
p = purl
st = stitch
cm = centimetre

Method (Make 2)
Cast on 29 sts.
Work 8 rows in 1 x 1 rib.
Row 1. *K1, p1 rep from * to last st., k1.
This row forms moss stitch pattern.
Work 38 rows in this way. (or until desired length).
Work 4 rows in 1 x 1 rib.
Cast off knitwise.

Making up
Sew up side seams matching rib borders.
Leave a 3cm gap for thumb starting approx. 3cm from top edge of wrist warmer.



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