Phew! After the illnesses of the last few weeks all has returned to normal here at our house and so I'm enjoying some quiet knitting time in the autumn sun. As usual at this time of year my thoughts have turned to Christmas and I'm busy working on a seasonal batch of toys with nordic jumpers like last year. I have set myself the difficult task of keeping them all different both from eachother and from the ones I've made before so I'm having fun playing around with combinations of various nordic designs and cables.
I've also been wearing my new wristwarmers on the walk to school each morning - it's getting a bit nippy first thing!
They're so easy to make as there's no shaping at all and they're comfy and warm to wear - a bit like having very long sleeves that you can pull down to your knuckles. Here's a quick pattern:
The Baby Cashmerino yarn that I used is 125m long and this was just enough (with around 2m spare) for the 2 wristwarmers so use any DK yarn but check the yardage.
using 3mm / 11UK / 2-3US needles and any DK weight yarn cast on 54 stitches.
work 10 rows of K2, P2 ribbing (i.e K2, P2 on right side, P2, K2 on reverse)
Row 11 start the double moss stitch:
K2, P1, K1 to end
P1, K1 to last 2 stitches, P2
K1, P1 to last 2 stitches, K2
P2, K1, P1 to end
repeat these 4 rows 11 more times (giving a total of 48 rows of double moss pattern)
next row: K2, P2 to last 2 stitches K2
continue in ribbing for another 8 rows and then cast off.
Sew up the side seam with mattress stitch (which is virtually invisible) and pop them on!
Happy knitting and happy weekend!