I made a modified version of my favorite knitting pattern — fetching wristwarmers — for Mark. I call them: MANWARMERS.
I’ve never written a pattern before, but here is an attempt.
- Cuff circumference: 8 inches (unstretched)
- Length: 9 inches
- Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight Yarn in Barley
- 1 set of US #8/4mm double-point needles
- Approx. 12 inches smooth waste yarn in a contrasting color (mercerized cotton works well)
- Tapestry needle
- 4×1 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 5 sts):
- Round 1: [K4, p1] to end.
- Repeat this round for 4×1 Rib.
- 2×1 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 5 sts):
- Round 1: [K2, p1] to end.
- Repeat this round for 2×1 Rib
- Work 10 rounds in 4×1 Rib.
- Work 18 rounds in stockinette stitch .
- Next Round: Using waste yarn, k9; slip these sts back to left needle and k them again using working yarn; work in stockinette as set to end.
- Work 10 more rounds in 2×1 Rib.
- Bind off in pattern.
- Break yarn and draw through last st.
- Thread yarn tail on tapestry needle and sew yarn tail to beginning of BO round.
- Weave in end.
- Carefully remove waste yarn and place resulting live sts on two double-point needles; there will be 9 sts below the opening and 8 sts above.
- Attach yarn and k the 9 sts on lower needle; using a second needle, pick up and k 2 sts in space between upper and lower needle, k first 3 sts from upper needle; using a third needle, k remaining 5 sts from upper needle and pick up and k 2 sts in space between this needle and lower needle. 20 sts.
- K 6 rounds. BO loosely.
- Weave in ends.