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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wristwarmer pattern


Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn
H or I hook
tapestry needle (optional)

Stitch pattern:
Multiples of 2 + 1ch
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2: Ch1, turn; skip first sc, (sc, dc) in next sc, *skip next sc, (sc, dc) in next sc; repeat from * across
Row 3: Ch1, turn; (sc, dc) in each dc across.
Repeat row 3 of pattern

Sc decrease: YO insert hook, YO insert hook in next stitch, YO pull thru all loops on hook

Pattern is worked from knuckles towards elbow.
Ch 29 (I have small hands so chain as many as you need to go around your knuckles in multiples of 2 + 1)
Work pattern stitch for desired length. (Make sure you remember how many rows you have completed so your warmers will be the same length.)
Last row work a HDC in each stitch around.
Seam up sides either with a needle or with slip stitches until the beginning of your thumb knuckle. I don't like to cut & join yarns so I worked sl along one side of the thumb opening then I joined the sides again.

Thumb:
Row 1:For thumb join yarn to any stitch & work 1 row of sc around hole. Don't join with a sl just keep working sc's
Row 2: Keep working in sc until 1/2 way down thumb start working sc decreases in every stitch until you reach the other side then work 1 sc in each stitch & 1 decrease at the stitch where your thumb "web" is.
I know it sounds weird. Basically just decreased on the outside of your thumb where your first knuckle would be & the web so it won't bunch. More decreases around the knuckle less in the web.
Row 3: repeat row 2
Row 4: work 1 sc in each stitch, in last stitch use a sl stitch & weave in ends


If you are wondering I used a 100% wool from a recycled sweater.

update 02/15/08: I was asked if this was an adult or child's size. This pattern is for an adult size. You can make it in any size you need though. The multiples are listed at the top & can go up or down if you need to. Just wrap it around the knuckles of the person they will be made for & it will fit the rest of the wrist fine.

Update 11/28/09 This lovely etsy seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/needlepattern is trying to sell my FREE pattern. If you ever see this or any of my other free patterns for sale, please let me know. I am offering these to you for free to use for personal use & no one has my permission to sell them.

7 comments:

Adriann said...

Hi--the last line under "stitch pattern" says repeat row 3 of pattern. That should be repeat rows 2-3 for pattern, right?

motleycruiser said...

Nope, you just repeat row 3

Row 2 just tells you to skip the sc's. If you repeat row 3 the same over & over it gives it the staggering cluster look

Kristina said...

I am so glad to find this pattern. Our water pipes are froze and we are heating with a wood stove. I would love to give this pattern a try.

endeavouress said...

Hi there - would you kindly tell me whether this project is suitable for really basic/beginer level?

Many thnaks!\endeavouress

motleycruiser said...

endeavouress-that's really hard to tell you without knowing your skills. My best advice would be to do a quick read through of the whole pattern & see if you understand the abreviations & how you would physically do them. If you can see it in your mind then you should be good.

Chandra said...

I've been surfing all night trying to find simple fingerless gloves! I can't wait to try this pattern - they look great!
Also, that's horrible that someone is trying to sell your pattern on Itsy. People suck sometimes!!
-Chandra

Laura Ware said...

Your wristwarmer pattern is wonderful. I made a pair for my 8 year old grandson out of camouflage yarn for Christmas. They were such a hit that now everyone in the family wants a pair (and some friends). I have been crocheting like crazy. Am on the fourth pair so far!

By any chance, have you adapted the pattern to a child size mitten. My 3 year old grandson wants a pair of mittens and I love the stitch pattern you use on the wristwarmer. Please let me know. Thank you again for the free pattern.