Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
firecat

knitted wrist warmers

Here are some cabled wrist warmers I made.

I used this pattern:
http://wineandneedles.blogspot.com/2004/12/wrist-warmer-pattern.html

...but I made mine shorter, to just cover the wrists, because I usually wear long sleeves when it's cold enough for wrist warmers.

They came out quite big around. Probably anyone with medium to small hands/forearms who doesn't knit very tightly should make them using a smaller needle. (I used #8 as suggested in the pattern.)

This pattern is based on the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern which is available here. I made a short scarf based on that pattern...half in gray and half in pink-and-maroon stripes. It's a very odd looking thing. I rather like it, but I don't think I would wear it in public :)

The fun thing about this pattern was that I got to learn mattress stitch with the help of the online video at http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php. Mattress stitch is cool because at the end you pull the strand of yarn and it "zips up" and disappears.





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