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Knitting Spring Wristers
Lion Brand® LB 1878
Pattern Number: Wristers 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!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 4, 2008)
Gauge 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)

MATERIALS

470-099 LB 1878 Yarn: Fisherman

Creamy off white


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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 3 (3.25mm), set of 5 Alternatively, you may use SOCK-EASE
GAUGE:
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCHES
LACY
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.



RIB
All rounds = K1, p1 around.



PLAIN JANE
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.

NOTES:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



WRISTERS
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.



Thumb
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.

FINISHING
Embroider random French knots and straight sts as desired.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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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