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Free Knitting Pattern: Knitting Spring Wristers

Lion Brand® LB 1878
Pattern #: Wristers
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 4, 2008)

Lacy 24 26 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Call them what you will -- wristlets, wrist warmers, fingerless gloves, wristers, or driving gloves -- they're all fashionable. These fingerless gloves are featured in Michelle Edwards' story, Knitting Spring: Wristers for Those with Cold Hands. They're so customizable, you can make wrist warmers for your whole family!
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LB 1878

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 470-099: LB 1878 Yarn: Fisherman
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LB 1878
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*LB 1878 (Article #470). 100% Wool; package size: 17.60oz/500.00 gr. (2045yds/1870m) pull skeins

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•  470-099 LB 1878 Yarn: Fisherman
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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 3 (3.25mm), set of 5
Alternatively, you may use SOCK-EASE

Knitting Spring Wristers

Lion Brand® LB 1878


Lacy 26 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
Rib 18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
Plain Jane 28 sts = 4 in. (10 cm)
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


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. For more information, please refer to Michelle Edwards' illustrated story, Knitting Spring.

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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k = knit M1 = make 1
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 10 reviews)
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Knitting Spring Wristers Reviewed by Letty Labatte on 2011-04-13 *****
This is a great pattern--very versatile. Change needle size and/or yarn and you have a new look. For a variety of wrister warmers you only need this one pattern.

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