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.


19 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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