Saturday, November 12, 2011

Love Me Forever Wristwarmers

Warm, adult sized wristwarmers.

Yarn: Worsted Weight ( I used Patons Classic Wool)
Needles: US 7
Gauge: 5 stitches and 8 rows is 1 inch (stockinette)

Left Glove

Cast on 40 stitches using Jeny's Stretchy Slip-Knot Cast on

Divide stitches as follows:

Needle 1: 16 stitches
Needle 2: 12 stitches
Needle 3: 12 stitches

Work 10 rows of K2, P2 ribbing.

Cable pattern will be worked on needle 1, Needle 2 and 3 will remain the same throughout the entire pattern:

Needle 2: P2, K10
Needle 3: K10, P2

Behold, a chart!



LT - Left Twist - Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold in front. K1, K1 from Cable
Rt - Right Twist - Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold in back. K1, K1 from cable
C4B - Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold in back. K2, K2 from cable
C4F - Slip 2 sitches to cable needle, hold in front. K2, K2 from cable

Repeat charted pattern 4 times. You want to wind up with a total of 4 X's and 4 O's. If that's confusing, just take a look at the picture. You can of course shorten these by doing fewer repeats. I just love long armwarmers!

Thumb

Once you've completed the chart 4 times, work Needle 2, and on Needle 3: K5, K4 on waste yarn. Slip waste yarn stitches back to your left needle, and reknit them using your main colour. This will leave a small little stripe of stitches knitted on waste yarn, which will be worked later for your thumb.

Work rows 3 through 9 of chart, then knit 6 rows of K2 P2 ribbing. Bind off, I used Jen's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.

For the thumb, pull out your waste yarn stitches and pick up the open stitches. This should leave you with 8 stitches, I usually pick up 4 extra around the thumb hole to make for a nice roomy thumb. Work 7 rows in stockinette, and bind off.

Right Glove

Work as for left glove, but for the thumb row:

Once you've completed the chart 4 times, on Needle 2: P2, K1, K4 on waste yarn. Slip waste yarn stitches back to your left needle, and reknit them using your main colour. K5, work Needle 3 as previously indicated.

Work rows 3 through 9 of chart, then knit 6 rows of K2 P2 ribbing. Bind off.

10 comments:

Suka Strife said...

omg what the hell is all that french

Gecika said...

Sorry! I know you aren't a knitter :p But they're pretty yes?

amarok said...

Well, i AM a knitter and I don't get that chart. Too much "french". So could you please put those "LT/PLT" as real words in here, so that I don't have to google them all? ;) Usually when I work a pattern there are explanations to the shortenings they use on the sides or in the end or somewhere. It's impossible for me to remember all the little abbrevations in two languages......

Gecika said...

Thanks for your input Amarok. I've added some explanations to the shortenings.

I've never used them myself, I usually only read straight from the chart. Hopefully this helps you out :)

Leah Hughes said...

Well I'm not a knitter so the pattern is lost on me...but I love the design and colour.

amarok said...

thanks so much for those! i think i'll be knitting a few of these <3

Emjayknits said...

Can you point me to some instructions on how to do the thumb on waste yarn. I don't understand.

Gecika said...

Hi Emjayknits!

It's really quite simple, have you ever knitted fair isle? It's the same concept, you work the stitches regularly, but on a different yarn then your main colour. I just use a little scrap of contrasting colour.

Once you've knitted your 4 stitches with the contrasting yarn, you slip these stitches back to your left needle, and then knit them again using your regular colour. This just leaves a little stripe of a contrasting colour, that when picked out, leaves live stitches that you can pick up and continue knitting with.

CosmicBrambleclaw said...

Ohhh I love these! I would wear them to death if I were skilled enough to make them
(Im the only guy my friends know who can crochet, but knitting? nope I stink)

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