This holiday season whip up a cozy little gift, for the game boy (or girl) in your life. They’re quick, they’re cute and the pattern’s adjustable! xo, Vickie
What you need:
Worsted Weight Wool (amount varies based on size, but 100yds/110m usually does the trick!) in color: White
Scraps of Worsted Weight Wool in colors: Red & Black
Size US 6(4mm) DPNS
Adjustable (see “What to do”)
20sts x 28 rows=4″ (10cm) in St st.
What to do:
Measure around the circumference of the future wearer’s palm, excluding the thumb . If said wearer is unavailable for measuring, you can go by the measurements I usually work off of when making wrist warmers: Smaller Kid= 6″; Larger Kid= 7″; Woman= 8″; Man=9″.
Because these are meant to fit snuggly, subtract 1″ from the palm measurement. This will give you number “X”. For example: Child’s palm measures 6″-1″=5″. “X” =5
To figure out how many sts to cast-on, multiply “X” by 5 (number of sts per inch). Once you have that number, round it up to the nearest multiple of 4 (to give you a workable number for K2,P2 ribbing in the round). For example: 5″ x 5 sts per inch= 25. Nearest (rounded up) multiple of 4= 28. CO amount= 28 sts.
There you go! Ready to start? Well, ok then.
CO “X” sts. Distribute sts evenly on dpns. Join rnd, taking care not to twist.
Work in K2, P2 rib for desired length of cuff (I recommend about 2 1/2″ for Smaller Kids; 3″ for Larger Kids; 4″ for Adults).
Next Rnd: Begin working in St st (knitting every rnd.)
Continue in St st until ready for thumb hole (I recommend 1″ for Smaller Kids; 2″ for Larger Kids; 2 1/2″-3″ for Adults).
Thumb Opening: ( This section WILL BE KNIT STRAIGHT, not in the round.)
Next row (RS): Knit all sts. Once you’ve knit the last st on the last needle, flip piece over.
Next row (WS): Purl. Once you’ve purled the last st on the last needle, flip piece over.
Repeat last 2 rows, 4-6 more times (depending on size you’re making).
End Main: (Return to working in the round)
Next rnd: Knit, rejoining the piece (this will close the thumb-opening top).
Repeat last rnd 1-4 more times (or until piece is 1/2″ shorter than desired length)
Return to K2, P2 rib for 3 rows. BO in rib st.
Using scraps, tapestry needle & Duplicate Stitch, follow the chart to embroider mushroom on the front of each wrist warmer.
Duplicate Stitch Chart
(Need a duplicate stitch refresher course? See pg. 83 of my book, Knit Aid.)
Weave in ends. Block if necessary. Enjoy!
This pattern is meant for non-commercial use only. Copyright Vickie Howell, Inc 2008. All rights reserved.
Got a ticket to the virtual Vogue Knitting Live marketplace for tomorrow? Then you can join me for a free, 1-hour workshop!
See below for details!
Sometimes something as simple as a vintage stitch pattern can change the lense through which we see our yarn stash. In this quickie meet-up, I’ll talk about matching up same weight, but perhaps unlikely pairs of yarn (think marled and solilds, silky & nubby, etc.). She'll then demonstrate the Jaquard Stitch to create unique, woven-looking fabrics. You'll leave the session inspired to dive into your stash to play, and with a coupon code for a free, Jaquard stitch pillow pattern!
Oh, and it's YarnYAY!'s 3rd anniversary, and since Vickie loves giving presents, the session will wrap with a few giveaways!
11amET. Link provided to marketplace participants.
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Something serendipitous happened when putting together May’s YarnYAY! box. I was presented with two, beautiful yarns that I probably wouldn’t have considered pairing with each other, until I discovered some Jacquard stitch pattern magic that created the unique and gorgeous, woven-looking fabric used to make this month’s knit, zippered bag.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗮 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗗𝗞 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗴 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝘅.
Want to make something for the home, instead? Check out the Cheers Pillow!
Scroll to see all of the things!
𝗚𝗼 𝘁𝗼 @𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽, 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺. ✌🏻
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Can’t stop; won’t stop with these washable paper caddies! We sell larger rose gold and silver versions in the shop, but this beauty comes in the May YarnYAY! Box.
We’re getting reaaally low on May box stock, which celebrates our 3rd anniversary. Get one while they last. Oh, and every subscriber is automatically entered to win one of three prizes (up to $300 in value!)
𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗻 @𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺! #yarnyay...