Friday, December 23, 2011

Wrist Warmers 2

These are made by holding two strains of yarn together. I used Simply Soft in black and Yarn Bee's Playful also in black. The Simply Soft is just a bit warmer of a color, added a lot of depth. They are quick knits but very warm and soft :D




Wrist Warmers 2
Size 9 US needles dpns or cable needles
Gauge 4 stitches by 4 rows per 1 inch done in stocking stitch
78 yards of worsted weight and bulky weight approximately ( I used Simply Soft and Yarn Bee’s playful )
A few inches of scrape yarn in contrasting color
 
k = knit
knit = knit to end of row
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
2 by 2 ribbing = knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, repeat. Always purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches. Continue in this manner
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated


Both gloves are made the same


Cast on 32 stitches, join in the round
1 -8 ) 2 by 2
9 ) ( k2tog, k14 )x 2
10 ) knit
11 ) ( k2tog, k13 )x 2
12 - 17 ) knit
18 ) ( k2tog, k12 )x 2
19 - 23 ) knit
24 ) kf/b, k24, kf/b
25 ) k1, kf/b, k24, kf/b, k1, knit 2 stitches off of needle 1
26 ) knit
27 ) k26, k4 onto scrap yarn, slide those 4 stitches back onto last needle, k4
28 ) k26, k2tog x 2
29 ) k26, k2tog
30 ) k25, k2tog
31 - 36 ) knit
Bind off.


Thumb
Pick up the stitches for the thumb by carefully removing the scrap yarn and placing the stitches on dpns as you do so. It’s easiest to use 2 dpns one for the top and one for the bottom rows. Rearranging onto 3 needles as you knit the first row.
1 ) Knit to the end of the bottom row of the thumb stitches, m1, knit to the end of the top row, m1, join in the round
2 - 3 ) knit
Bind off, weave in ends.
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