Friday, 22 November 2013

Something For the Weekend

Something quick and easy to make for the weekend and a great gift idea too. One of the lovely ladies from Loving hands has given me permission to share her Wrist Warmer pattern.  I had a little bit of chunky wool in my stash in fact just enough to give this pattern a go, if you haven't got any chunky yarn you can use two strands of double knitting wool so they are great stash-busters too.


They are very easy and quick to do and I did manage to finish them in one evening, even though it is ages since I did any cable knitting I did enjoy doing it and it does add interest to a simple pattern. Thank you Jacqui for sharing. :)

CHUNKY WRIST WARMERS


 
These simple wrist warmers can be made in an evening and fit an adult woman or man as they are stretchy but you could do 2 or 4 stitches more or less on the stocking stitch (palm) area if needed, and alter the length to suit.
They can be made using straight needles or done in the round

Materials:
Approx 60 - 75g chunky or DK yarn (use 2 strands together for DK)
6.5mm straight needles or 6.5mm dpn’s or circular if done in the roundand a cable needle
4 buttons for owl eyes if you like

Basic Pattern:
Cast on 32 stitches
Join in the round if using dpn’s or circular needles
6 rows K1, P1 rib
Do chosen pattern until measures 22cm from cast on edge, making thumb hole after 16cm if knitting in the round
3 rows K1, P1 rib
Cast off in rib

If using 2 needles, sew side seams leaving 1cm gap for thumb 16 cm from cast on edge.
For ‘owl’ cable, sew on 2 buttons for owl eyes if wished as in photo.

Cable abbreviations:
C4B – slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 stitches then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle
C4F – slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 stitches then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle



‘OWL’ CABLED WRIST WARMERS – 2 straight needles

Left Wrist Warmer
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: K3, P8, K3, P18
Row 2: K18, P3, C4B, C4F, P3 (right side)
Rows 4, 6, 8: K18, P3, K8, P3
Repeat until work measures 22cm from cast on edge

Right Wrist Warmer
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: P18, K3, P8, K3
Row 2:  P3, C4B, C4F, P3, K18 (right side)
Rows 4, 6, 8:    P3, K8, P3, K18
Repeat until work measures 22cm from cast on edge

‘OWL’ CABLED WRIST WARMERS using dpn’s or circular needles in the round

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: K18, P3, K8, P3
Row 2: K18, P3, C4B, C4F, P3
Rows 4, 6, 8: K18, P3, K8, P3
Repeat until work measures 16cm from cast edge
Make thumb hole and then continue in pattern until work measures 22cm from cast on edge

Left Thumb hole:
1st row:  K14, cast off 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on
2nd row: K14, cast on 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on

Right Thumb hole:
1st row:  K1, cast off 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on
2nd row: K1, cast on 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on

TWISTED CABLED WRIST WARMERS – 2  needles

Left Wrist Warmer
Row 1: K1, (P4, K1) 3 times, P16
Row 2: K16, P1, (C4F, P1) 3 times (right side)
Row 3: K1, (P4, K1) 3 times, P16
Row 4: K16, P1, (K4, P1) 3 times
Repeat until work measures 22cm from cast on edge

Right Wrist Warmer
Row 1:  P16, K1, (P4, K1) 3 times
Row 2:  P1, (C4F, P1) 3 times, K16 (right side)
Row 3:  P16, K1, (P4, K1) 3 times
Row 4:  P1, (K4, P1) 3 times, K16
Repeat until work measures 22cm from cast on edge

TWISTED CABLE WRIST WARMERS – dpn’s or circular needles
Rows 1, 3 & 4: K16, P1, (K4, P1) 3 times
Row 2: K16, P1, (C4F, P1) 3 times
Repeat until work measures 16cm from cast edge
Make thumb hole and then continue in pattern until work measures 22cm from cast on edge

Right Thumb hole:
1st row:  K12, cast off 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on
2nd row: K12, cast on 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on

Left Thumb hole:
1st row:  K1, cast off 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on
2nd row: K1, cast on 3, complete cable pattern for the row you are on



Have a great weekend! 



18 comments:

  1. Lovely wrist warmers Linda - very cosy.
    It's getting colder - we are going to need them :)

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  2. Very nice!!
    Great idea for weekend.:)
    Greetings,good luck!

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  3. Linda, these are terrific, I love the pattern and it looks like an easy enough cable so you don't get frustrated.
    Hugs to you and Happy Weekend,
    Meredith

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  4. Great pressie ideas there. I love the owls.

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  5. lovely wrist warmers, Linda! Thanks for the instructions :-)

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  6. These look lovely Linda and the cable would lend them some stretch too, so nice and comfy. I don't think I could do a pair in one evening though - you did very well!
    Hugs, Joy x

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  7. Thank you for the lovely comments ladies and I bet you could do them in an evening Joy you would be surprised at how quickly they grow. :)

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  8. These look so nice LInda! I like the cable pattern shown, and the owl pattern sounds like it would be cute. Thanks for sharing this pattern, I'll definitely be saving it! Enjoy the weekend :) Wendy x

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  9. A very nice pattern Linda. I will save this one for whenever I get good at knitting! I am still working on ONE washcloth! (giggle)

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    1. Don't worry Shari you will get there in the end. :)

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  10. Linda that is so wonderfully generous of you. Do you mind if I contact you on our return from Dubai.Love the wristwarmers.
    Thank you again. Linda ( the other one!)

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    1. No problem Linda will email you. xx

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  11. linda these are lovely - I must get round to trying cabling - maybe you've given me the push I need! thanks for sharing xxx

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  12. oh and forgot to say your explanation is wonderful too! xx nothing worse than trying to work a pattern out and not having a clue xx

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    1. Thank Jacqui, Jaqueline it's her pattern and yes I agree it's lovely and clear. :)

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  13. A great weekend project Linda, my weekend project is a Christmas stocking :-)

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  14. These are adorable! I wish I could somehow figure out how to knit! Lovely!

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  15. And for the winter...
    They are lovely !
    Hug
    Anna

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