Wednesday, September 26, 2007

FREE PATTERN: Twist On The Wrist Warmers

Twist on the Wrist Warmers

These cuffs are easy enough to make in just a few hours, and still pack a wow with the easier-than-it-looks cable action. The ribbing details make it a very forgiving fit, and the three sizes I've provided mean these could be made for anyone. Choose a bulky luxurious fiber like alpaca or a cashmere blend and your wrists will purr.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Needles & Notions: size 5mm/8 dpns, stitch marker, cable needle. Optional: larger needle for loose bind off (size 6-8mm/10-11)

Yarn: I used 2 skeins Araucania Copihue (100% superfine alpaca) in color 905. 44 meters (48 yards) to 50 grams (1.75 oz) I used two skeins for the small size, with a good amount left over. Two skeins is also enough for a medium pair. For large, use 3 skeins/150 grams of bulky weight yarn to be certain to have enough.
Really, any bulky or heavy worsted yarn will do, the softer the better. A bit of give will make cabling easier, so cotton or pure silk is not recommended.
Some alternate choices include:
Marisol Miski
(100% baby Llama 50g/75m/82yds)
Malabrigo Worsted or Bulky (100% merino)
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky (
A 55% merino wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere blend)

Sizes :
Measurement around wrist:
Small:10-17cm/5-8inch (medium:15-23cm/6-9inch, large:18-20cm/7-10inch)
Cuff measures 16.5cm/
6 1/2 inches long

Ribbing at medium stretch: 14 st/20 rows over 10 cm/4 inch. Gauge isn't crucial though, because the ribbing is forgiving (Goddess Bless Ribbing!)

Special stitch instructions:
WORK CABLE: slip (purlwise) next 3 stitches onto cable needle, drop the cable needle in front of work. Knit the following three stitches, then go back and knit the three slipped stitches off the cable needle, beginning with the rightmost stitch

Main Pattern:

CO 32 (36/40) stitches on 5mm/#8 DPNs using long-tail cast on, join in a circle being careful not to twist. Mark beginning of round.

Rnds 1-5: *k2, p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Rnds 6-8: k2, p14, *k2, p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Rnd 9-12: k2, p4, k6 , p4, *k2,p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Rnd 13 (cabling round): k2, p4, WORK CABLE (see above), p4, *k2, p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Repeat rnds 9-13 twice more. (Rnds 18 and 23 are the cabling rnds.)

Rnds 24 - 27: k2, p4, k6, p4, *k2,p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Rnds 28-30: k2, p14,*k2, p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Rnds 31-35: *k2, p2* repeat between ** to beginning of rnd.

Bind off loosely in pattern, I suggest using a larger needle, size 10-11.


Weave in ends and gently block.

Copyright September 2007 Otterwise Designs.
For personal use only.


Lynx said...

ok, here is your challenge:
a pattern for knitted socks, made on SINGLE POINT NEEDLES, that uses worsted weight yarn. That will fit real people, not the pattern I have for two-year-old feet. I give up, my attempts have been --- don't ask, don't tell!

Diana Troldahl said...

here is a link
just knit stockinette, but use her construction techniques