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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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firecat
Mar. 6th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I can see how they'd come in very handy for that sort of work.
pogodragon
Mar. 6th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
They look great. The Irish Hiking scarf was the first thing I made with cables when I started knitting again, it's a great pattern.

(My granny and mum taught me to knit when I was little but I never did much, I started again a couple of years ago and added it to my 'craft cycle', which is currently hovering between beading and embroidery)
firecat
Mar. 6th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)
Craft cycle! Me too. (*glares at multiple boxes of beading supplies cluttering up my room*)
pogodragon
Mar. 6th, 2007 10:12 am (UTC)
The One I Live With asked me the other day (when I'd been exploring a new-to-me bead/embroidery shop), whether I'd finished all the other kits and things that I'd already got.

Methinks he just don't get it. :-)
firecat
Mar. 6th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! The OH knows better than to try to restrict my supply purchases but he does sometimes get cranky when I'm working on multiple projects in the living room and the supplies start to take over all the available horizontal surfaces...and the couch...and the floor next to the couch...
pogodragon
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
He doesn't try to restrict what I buy, but he is very stereotypically male in not understanding why I can't do one thing, finish that, then get the next. It's more bemusement than attempts to change my behaviour I think.

Covering the available horizontal areas in *stuff* does tend to ... annoy him a bit too though. As it does me really, so I mostly keep it confined.
firecat
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
The stash is inspiration...

(I'm doing my best to knit from my existing stash right now...)
pogodragon
Mar. 7th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)
I am *so* stealing that line:

*mutters* "but it inspires me..."
opus119
Mar. 6th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
Cool! I like the DNA double helix theme.
firecat
Mar. 6th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Here's something I knitted that's explicitly got a DNA theme:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/firecat/394874.html
opus119
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's definitely got the right look.
pir_anha
Mar. 6th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: knitted wrist warmers
lovely! like the color, too.
chickenwitch
Mar. 8th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Wow, those are lovely!
Thank you for sharing, you have inspired me to make my own pair. I have been using my SO's worn out socks that I cut up to use for wrist warmers, they don't work very well and they are so ugly.
firecat
Mar. 8th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: Wow, those are lovely!
yay, more wrist warmers!
kightp
Mar. 8th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Those turned out great! I like the shorter length, too.
firecat
Mar. 9th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I'm donating them to the Potlatch auction.
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