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Free Knitting Pattern: Cottage Wrist Warmers

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Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Pattern #: 90254AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference: About 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), Wrist Warmers will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Keep your fingers free and your hands super warm with these luxurious wristers.
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LB Collection® Baby Alpaca

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Natural Tan Fawn Heather Auburn Silver Grey Heather Black
*LB Collection Baby Alpaca (Article #488). 100% Baby Alpaca; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (146yds/133m) pull skeins

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•  488-098 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Natural
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Cottage Wrist Warmers

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca

GAUGE:

35 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Lace pattern. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over—2 sts decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
Lace Pattern
Row 1 (WS):
Purl.
Row 2 (RS): K1, *yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Lace Pattern.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1 (RS):
*K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2 (WS): K the knit and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, P2 Rib.


WRIST WARMER (make 2)
Cast on 57 sts. Work in Lace Pattern until piece measures 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Next (Decrease) Row (WS): P3, (p2tog, p4) 9 times – 48 sts at end of this row.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg. Bind off in rib.

FINISHING
Beg at bound-off edge, seam sides of Wrist Warmer, leaving a 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) opening for thumb, about 1 in. (2.5 cm) below cast-on edge. Weave in ends.


 
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 10 reviews)
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Cottage Wrist Warmers Reviewed by Becky Ferguson on 2013-01-26 ****
Great pattern -- I've made 2 pair for me and my daughter and will make more. I use sock yarn (1 ball, the amount for 1 sock makes a pair of Wrist Warmers) and size 3 needles, following the pattern as written, except making them to go up to my elbow.

Keeping the bind-off loose is the tricky bit. I used size 11 needles after trying smaller sizes first. That gave a bind-off edge the same size as the wrist part, so it doesn't cut into the arm at all. Or try what Elizabeth G. Jones suggests in her comment.

The only problem with this pattern (or my cast-on method? -- I plan to investigate others) is that the scalloped (finger end) edge curls out. It's not a big problem, it just doesn't look smooth like the pattern picture. I notice that a couple of the pictures others have posted of theirs looks like theirs curls, too.


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