Winter and fall are the time of year that you want to bundle up. It is getting colder in Denver so it is that time of year to start thinking about bundling up. In today's tutorial we will be learning a pattern for wristers. These cute little guys have a simple cable and a rib stitch at the top and bottom. Wristers are great because they keep you warm but still allow you to use your fingers for doing things. They are like a jacket when a sweater is just to much. I hope that you enjoy this pattern as much as I did making it up. To learn the basics of knitting that you will need for this pattern visit this link. Also I would be happy to help if you have any questions.
#8 straight or circular needles, or needle size to obtain gauge
(2) cable hooks
One ball, approximately 4.5 oz
Worsted Weight Medium Thickness Yarn (Some brands of yarn call this a #4 thickness)
I used a wool and acrylic blend. The blend allows the yarn to be washed without shrinking or felting.
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4" in stockinet stitch
Row1: K1, *P1, K1*, Repeat until end, turn
Row2: P1, *K1, P1*, Repeat until end, turn
Row 3 and 4: Repeat Row 1 and 2
Row5: P13 (place marker) K9 (place marker) P13, turn
Row6: K13, P9, K13, turn
Left hand Row 7: P7, Bind off three stitches, P3, K9, P13
Left hand Row 8: K13, P9, K2, Increase K2 in next stitch, YO, Increase K2 in next stitch, K6
Right hand Row 7: P13, K9, P3, Bind off three stitches, P7
Right hand Row 8: K6, Increase K2 in next stitch, YO, Increase K2 in next stitch, K2, P9, K13
RowC1: P13, slip next 3 stitches on to cable hook and hold in back, slip next 3 stitches on to second cable hook and hold in front. K last 3 stitches, K stitches off of second cable hook, K stitches off of first cable
RowC2: K13, P9, K13, turn
RowC3: P13, K9, P13, turn
RowC4 to C13: Repeat Rows C2 and C3
RowC14: K13, P9, K13, turn
Repeat Cable one more time. You can another full cable depending on the length that you want up the arm.
Row 37: Repeat Row C1
Row 38 to 45: Repeat Rows C2 and C3
Row 46: K1, *P1, K1*, Repeat until end, turn
Row 47: P1, *K1, P1*, Repeat until end, turn
Row 48 and 49: Repeat Row 46 and 47
Row 50: K1, *P1, K1*, Repeat until end, turn
Bind off in Rib stitch
Cut off tail, leaving long string. Thread onto yarn needle and sew up seam. Tie off and weave in ends.