Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wristers...Fun to Knit!

These wristers are quick, fun projects that you can never get tired of making. Make a bunch for you and then make a bunch for all your friends!

SIZE: One Size

•Lion Brand LB 1878 Yarn: Fisherman 1 Ball
•Stitch Markers
•Stitch Holders
•Large-Eye Blunt Needles
• Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 3 (3.25mm), set of 5
Alternatively, you may use SOCK-EASE
Lacy 26 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
Rib 18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
Plain Jane 28 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm]
square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Rnd 1: *K3, p3, rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *K3, yarn over, p3 together, yarn over, rep from * around.
Rep Rnds 1-2 for Lacy Pattern.
All rounds = K1, p1 around.
Knit every rnd.
Note: You may want to use Garter st worked in the rnd (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for the first 8-10 cuff rnds to prevent the Plain Jane Wrister from rolling. You may also do this when the wrister measures about 6 in. (15 cm) from beg.
Please note that the yarn in this pattern was hand-dyed with Kool-Aid to get the various colors shown.
This pattern is designed for a snug fit. For a looser fit, please go up a needle size.
Cast on 36 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles and join, pm for beginning of rnd. Work in the rnd in pattern
st of your choice for 2 in. (5 cm) or desired cuff length.
Shape Gusset
Rnd 1: Continue in pattern st as established, place marker, m1, k1, m1, place marker, work to end of rnd -
3 sts between markers.
Rnds 2 and 3: Work in pattern st as established to marker, slip marker, work to next marker, slip marker, work to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: Work in pattern st as established to marker, slip marker, m1, work to next marker, m1, slip marker, work to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 2-4 until there are 17 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: Work in pattern st as established to marker, place 17 sts between markers on holder, cast on 1 stitch and work to end of rnd. Continue in pattern st as established until piece measures about 2 in. (5 cm) above holder. Bind off.
Divide 17 sts from holder evenly onto 3 needles. From right side, join yarn. Pick up and k 4 sts along edge of
hand, then k rem sts - 21 sts.
Knit until thumb is desired length, about 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Bind off.
Embroider random French knots and straight sts as desired. Weave in ends.

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