Sunday, 6 September 2009

Chunky Wrist Warmers - The Pattern

After a good few lovely comments on my last pair of chunky wristwarmers I was asked how they were made, so here, for you all to enjoy, is the simple, easy pattern so you can make your own.
You will need:
100g Chunky Wool (I like the random colourways, but any is fine)
  • 2 Large Complimenting Buttons.
  • Size 5.5mm Knitting Needles.

  • Large Sewing (Tapestry) Needle.
Using the Thumb method (this makes a tighter, neater edge) cast on 38 Stitches.
1st ROW: *Knit 2, Purl 2, Repeat from * to end.

2nd ROW: **Purl 2, Knit 2, Repeat from ** to end.

Continue these two row until your work measures 7".

Cast off, and leave a length of wool for sewing.

Decide which is your top and bottom, then sew the two edges together from the top, for 1.5". Sew in your wool, and re-attach it at the bottom of your work. Sew the sides together for 3.5" work, which will leave a thumb-hole of 2". Sew in your ends.

Attach the button so it sits on the back of your wrist.

*****If you need to make these wrist-warmers smaller or larger, either add on or remove 4 stitches from the cast-on amount.
Enjoy !
And in true Blue Peter fashion, here are some I made earlier :)

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