Today, a special treat for all. I finished up my Icicle Wristwarmers last night, so that means I can post the pattern. Woo!
This is my first attempt at writing up a pattern so that other people can follow it. If you have any questions or notice any errors, please let me know.
Size 5 (3.75mm) double pointed needles.
Approx 125 yds Worsted Weight yarn. I used Sundara‘s Worsted Merino, which is unfortunately not currently available.
Gauge: Eh, whatever. These are ribbed and quite stretchy.
Sized to fit a woman’s average to large hand. For smaller wristwarmers, cast on fewer stitches in multiples of 4. I have large hands/wrists and these fit me well.
CO 48 sts.
Arrange on 3 dpns (16 sts each ndl)
Join for working in the round, pm to indicate beginning of round.
Work 2×2 rib for 5-6 rows.
Work in Cable pattern as follows:
Row 1-2: k2, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, *k2, p2* *repeat to end of round
Row 3 (Cable Round): k2, p2, C6F, p2, C6B, p2, *k2, p2*
Row 4-6 – same as round 1
Row 7-18: Repeat these 6 rows 2 more times
Row 19: k6, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, *k2, p2*
Row 20: same as row 19
Row 21: C6B, p2, C6F, p2, C6B, p2, *k2, p2*
Row 22-24: same as row 19.
Rows 25-36: Repeat these 6 rows twice more
Repeat rows 1-18 once more.
Note: For rows 1-18, I found it easier to rearrange the stitches so there are 18 sts on needle 1.
Gusset: On row 29, begin gusset. Work to last 4 sts of needle 3, pm, kfb twice, pm, p2
Continue as follows for stitches between the markers:
row 1: k all sts
row 2: kfb, k to last st, kfb
continue until 14 sts are between markers. Next row, remove sts to waste yarn, CO 2 sts in gap (I use backward loop method), continue in pattern as set.
After completing the cable pattern, work 2 rows in 2×2 rib. BO loosely in pattern
Thumb: place sts from waste yarn onto ndls. Starting in gap, pu 4 sts. Work remaining 14 sts in 1×1 rib. Continue working all sts in 1×1 rib for 6-8 rounds.
Work as for left hand with the following mods for gusset:
Row 1: Work first 24 stitches in cable pattern as set. PM, kfb twice, pm, continue in pattern.
Row 2: k all sts between markers.
Row 3: slm, kfb, k to last st, kfb, slm continue in pattern as set.
Repeat rows 2&3 until 14 sts between markers.
Note: To make longer wristwarmers, increase the number of rows of ribbing at the beginning or end.
CO – Cast On
C6F – slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in front. K3, then k3 from cable needle.
C6B – slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in back. K3, then k3 from cable needle.
pm – place marker
kfb – knit into front and back of stitch
slm – slip marker
Fine Print: This pattern is provided free of charge, but may not be used to make items for sale or profit. Pattern © KaraMichele Designs.