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« on: December 14, 2005 02:02:27 AM »

This is the first pair of very easy wristwarmers I wrote my own pattern for, a couple of months ago, trying to figure out if I could write a pattern at all -- but I couldnt post the pattern or photos then because the wristwarmers were supposed to be a gift for someone, so I had to wait until I gave her the gift. In the meantime, I made the cable wristwarmers pattern I posted a few weeks ago, to wear myself. Cool So here is my first pattern. (The cable wristwarmers were the third!) Its easier, so if the cabled version scared you, try these instead.  I can make these in one (8 hour) day of knitting, and if you are not a slow knitter like me, you can probably make them faster. They are great for quick Christmas presents!

The wristwarmers are ribbed, with a vertical thumbhole. (They are sort of like the Knitty Voodoo wristwarmers, but they have a vertical thumbhole instead of the horizontal one, and of course the yarn is different.) They are made of Cascade Pastaza, bulky yarn that is 50% Peruvian Highland Wool/50% Llama wool. (I really like this yarn, and bought several skeins of it for all of these wristwarmers!) They require US9 double-pointed needles.

The pattern is here (PDF), and the blog post is here, and here are the photos:



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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005 02:12:31 AM »

Those are really nice. I like the colour. I've been wanting to make wristwarmers for ages, and I think your pattern might be the one...
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005 02:41:55 PM »

Thank you! They were made for someone whose favorite color is purple, hence the purpleness.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006 12:23:34 AM »

These are really cute! Thanks for posting your pattern. Is it possible to do without using dpns? (I don't have any)
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006 05:09:28 AM »

You could easily do them with Magic Loop.

If you only have straights, add a couple of stitches to the cast-on, knit the whole thing as one ribbed rectangle, seam it up the side, leaving a couple of inches unsewn to be the thumbhole.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2006 05:16:46 AM »

This is the first pair of very easy wristwarmers I wrote my own pattern for, a couple of months ago, trying to figure out if I could write a pattern at all -- but I couldnt post the pattern or photos then because the wristwarmers were supposed to be a gift for someone, so I had to wait until I gave her the gift. In the meantime, I made the cable wristwarmers pattern I posted a few weeks ago, to wear myself. Cool So here is my first pattern. (The cable wristwarmers were the third!) Its easier, so if the cabled version scared you, try these instead.  I can make these in one (8 hour) day of knitting, and if you are not a slow knitter like me, you can probably make them faster. They are great for quick Christmas presents!

The wristwarmers are ribbed, with a vertical thumbhole. (They are sort of like the Knitty Voodoo wristwarmers, but they have a vertical thumbhole instead of the horizontal one, and of course the yarn is different.) They are made of Cascade Pastaza, bulky yarn that is 50% Peruvian Highland Wool/50% Llama wool. (I really like this yarn, and bought several skeins of it for all of these wristwarmers!) They require US9 double-pointed needles.

The pattern is here (PDF), and the blog post is here, and here are the photos:


I promise the next pattern I post won't be wristwarmers.   Cheesy

Sweet, I'm working on some now, using Noro Kureyon, and they're going to turn into sleevels, they're so long!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2006 03:42:43 PM »

Cool! Kureyon is a good substitute for this yarn, I think. It's not *quite* as bulky but it should work nicely anyway. (I made wristwarmers with Kureyon and the same needles right before I first knitted these wristwarmers, and the results were similar, though the pattern was different.)
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006 05:59:43 PM »

great pattern!

 A new (but precocious) knitter I am helping out asked me to find her a good wristwarmer pattern. Mission accomplished!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006 03:53:52 AM »

Thank you!  Cheesy
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bopalena
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006 08:40:44 AM »

I've been looking for a simple wrist warmer pattern and I think I might give this one a try.  My only question is, where do you buy cascade pastaza from?  The only place to buy yarn from around here is Michael's or JoAnn's and I know they don't carry that yarn.  Is there an online ordering site that you could recommend?

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