Sunday, 9 January 2011

Carsaig Wristwarmers


Chunky knit wristwarmers in gorgeous, super-bulky, extra soft and smooshy yarn.  Love the pattern but don't have the time to make them? Then there's a pair in my etsy shop waiting for you!


Yarn: One ball Debbie Bliss Como = 42m

 Needles: 10mm / US 15 needles

Gauge:  10 stitches = 4'' in stocking stitch

Size: One size, 15cm x 20cm circumference

Notation: 
k = knit
p = purl
CO = cast on

Directions:

Mitts (Makes 2):

Tip: I knitted both mitts at the same time using yarn from the outside and from the centre of the ball of yarn so that I could get them as long as possible with one skein. Feel free not to do this though!

CO 19 stitches. Work every row as follows:
k1 p1 *k2 p1* to last two stitches, k2.

When mitts are 15cm long (or as long as desired) bind off. Sew the two edges together leaving a hole for the thumb. Weave in loose ends.


26 comments:

  1. Thank you! Hehe, yeah they took about an hour to make, super quick!

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  2. If I wanted to use size 8 (US) needles instead, how may stitches would I need to cast on and would the rest of the pattern be the same as above?

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  3. Hi Silpionelf,

    I would say you'd need about twice as many stitches. I would try casting on 37 and after a bit try stretching it around your hand to see how it fits. The rest of the pattern would be exactly the same.

    Thanks very much for the question!

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  4. Great thanks! :) I'll try it out...now to pick the color hehe.

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  5. Fantastic, let me know how you get on!

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  6. Oh how cute! I love typing-perfect mitts! I would love to link to these if you didn't mind.

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  7. Thanks Rachel! Of course I wouldn't mind!

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  8. Yay- thanks so much! I'll be linking in my Sunday's Knitting Roundup. I think I'll make myself a pair too! I'm really enjoying your blog.

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  9. Thank you Rachel! It's lovely to get such nice feedback!

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  10. These look gorgeous and supercomfy!
    Found you via One pretty thing!

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  12. Any recommendations for adjusting this for a child-size hand? Am I better off with fewer repeats or smaller needles/yarn?

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    1. Hi, thanks for your question! Probably a bit of both, especially if it's a younger child. I would probably go down to an aran weight yarn, it'll still be chunky, but it won't drown a child's hand. If you pick a yarn, let me know your gauge in the pattern and the circumference (approx) of the child's hand I could give you a more exact number of stitches to cast on if you want?

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  13. Hi, I am a beginner knitter. I would like to use size 13 needles (US) instead. How many stitches would I need to cast on? Big thanks!

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    1. Hi Sonini, try casting on 16 stitches and see how that works. That might still be a bit big (it's hard to know for sure because everyone knits a little differently). I would knit for a few inches and see if the knitting will stretch round your hand for a good fit. If it's too big, I would try 13 stitches, but if it's a bit small I would try 19 stitches. Hope that helps! If you have any other questions please let me know!

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  14. Love these! Perfect for a funky chic office look and keeps my wrist really comfortable when typing!

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    1. So glad you like them! Thanks for commenting

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  15. I knit for a charity supporting the homeless, these are perfect, fast, stash busting and practical! Going to use 6mm needles and double up my double knit wool. So think I will double your stitches too and see how that works out.

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    1. Oh wow, so glad to hear you're using my pattern for such a good cause! Thanks for your comment!

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  16. Thank you VERY much for this pattern! It is easy, quick and look lovely!
    I have made at 7 pairs in the last month ... some for the upcoming Mother's Day stall at my children's school, a pair for my nephew, a pair each for 2 friends and two pairs for my grandmother ... and I still have quite a few more people that have asked for some but I need a break! I have used size 7 needles, 8ply yarn and 40 stitches for adults 37 stitches for children.
    My grandmother, who has been knitting for over 70 years, was very impressed and has asked for the pattern ..... not sure if I want to let out my secret ;-)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! It's so nice as a designer to hear that so many people are wearing and enjoying the results of your pattern. Thanks so much for commenting, you've brightened up my day!

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  17. I've just spun up a bulky corespun yarn that I had to ply to get the twist to even out and this will be the perfect pattern for it. Thanks for the pattern!!

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    1. Oh wow, love corespun yarn! Are you on Ravelry? Would love to see pictures of them when they're done!

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