Sunday, 25 October 2009

Christmas candy-stripe wristwarmers

you need 4mm needles and (4) 4mm dpns and the small 25g balls one of each white,christmas red and christmas green ..i used patons fab dk and a small ball of some white fluffy yarn i had this in my stash and im afraid its of unknown origin ! make 2 of obviously unless you like one cold hand! cast on 36 stitches using fluffy white garter 4 rows change to red and stocking stitch for 10 rows pattern rows make sure you use a loose tension otherwise it will end up to tight for your hands! pattern row 1..*knit 2 red, k2 white, k2 green, k2 white* repeat to end pattern row 2 purl 1 green, *p2 white, p2 red, p2 white, p2 green * repeat to last stitch p1 red pattern row 3 *k2 white, k2 green, k2 white, k2 red* repeat to end pattern row 4 purl 1 white *p2 green, p2 white, p2 red, p2 white* continue to last stitch p1 white pattern row 5 *k2 green, k2 white, k2 red, k2 white* repeat to end pattern row 6 purl 1 red * p2 white, p2 green, p2 white, p2 red * continue to last stitch p1 green pattern row 7 *k2 white, k2 red, k2 white, k2 green* continue to end pattern row 8 purl 1 white *p2 red, p2 white, p2 green, p2 white* continue to last stitch p1 white repeat rows 1-8 once more tie off white and green stocking stitch 6 rows in red, change to fluffy white and garter stitch 2 rows cast off knitwise fold in half and sew side seam from top down 5cm miss 4cm and leave this portion unseamed for thumb opening, sew rest of side seam shut turn right side out Thumb using 4mm dpns pick up and knit 16 stitches distrubute onto dpns evenly around knit 6 rounds change to fluffy white knit 2 rounds cast off knit wise

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