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Friday, October 24, 2014

Lattice Knit Wrist Warmers



These knit wrist-warmers have been on my needles for quite some time now and I'm thrilled that they are finally done. They actually work up really quickly, but I've just been SO busy lately! Grad school will do that to you I guess. Anyways, I'm really loving the texture of these! And I love that they are so much easier than they look! If you can knit, purl, and slip, you will breeze through this pattern! 


Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials: 
- DK weight yarn
- size 5 knitting needles (I always use circular, but either kind will work)
- size F crochet hook (optional)

Notes: 
- The pieces are worked in a square and then sewn up the sides.

Quilted Lattice Stitch Pattern: 
- row one: purl
- row two: k2, *yarn to front, sl5, yarn to back, k1, rep from * to last st, k1.
- row three: purl
- row four: k4, *knit next stitch under hanging yarn from second row, k5, rep from * to last 4 st, k4
- row five: purl
- row six: k1, yarn to front, sl3, *k1, yarn to front, sl5, yarn to back rep from * to last 5 st, k1, yarn to front, sl3, k1
- row seven: purl
- row eight: k1, *knit next stitch under hanging yarn from sixth row, k5, rep from * to last st, k1


Directions: 
- Cast on number of stitches necessary to fit securely around your wrist. The number of stitches needs to be a multiple of six. For my wrist-warmers, I cast on 36 stitches using the 1X1 Rib Cast On method. This is optional, but it makes the cast on more flexible. 
- Work 1X1 ribbing for 7 rows.
- Knit across, working in 3 decrease stitches evenly across the row. I used this website to determine where to put my decreases.
- Work in quilted lattice stitch pattern until piece is large enough to fit your hand.
- Knit bind off.

Finishing: 
- With right sides together, sew up the side of each wrist warmer, leaving a 2 in. hole for your thumb.
- Optional: Using crochet hook, evenly work 20 sc around each thumb hole. This is not necessary, but it gives it a nice finished look.
- Weave in ends.


That's it! Pretty simple, right? My family and I are heading to Nashville tomorrow for the flea market and a pumpkin festival, and I can't wait to wear my new wrist-warmers!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Happy Friday and happy crafting!


P.S. This has nothing to do with knit wrist warmers, but...... I bought a puppy!!!!!! His name is Ned, he's a 3-month-old labradoodle, and he's the absolute sweetest thing ever! Just thought I'd share a few of the many, many pictures I've taken of him so far. :)


13 comments :

  1. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at The Makers!

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  2. I'm pinning them cause I so want to make some mitts next winter (we're just coming into summer now)

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  3. This comment is just for Ned...I'm passing it on from my doggies, 'Sniff, sniff. Woof. Wagwagwagwag.'

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  4. what a sweet puppy :) Love the lattice knit wrist warmers! beautiful yarn and pattern!

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  5. Beautiful! Adding this pattern to my to do list. Thank you!

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  6. I am a newbie, but this is going into my patterns to make in the near future! I am also a dog adorer, and love the 'nose picture'

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  8. Hi Rachel, I'm desperately trying to knit these just now and I can't get mine to look like your pictures when knitting the hanging stitch. Is there a specific way to pick it up and knit it? Help! Thanks :)

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    1. I'm so glad you're trying the pattern! You are working the stitch just like normal, except you're picking up the hanging stitch first. I'm not really sure how else to describe it in words. I found a video of the stitch, though, that I think may help you out! Hope this is helpful!!!

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    2. Rachel ... thinking of doing these for the local cancer care center but can't find the video you mention. Do you have a link?

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  9. I'm trying to knit these and I'm stuck on row 6. It says to knit 1, yarn to front, slip next 3 stitches and then knit the next stitch. How do you knit the stitch if the yarn is in the front? Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I have been knitting for over a year and trying something new.

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    1. Hey! Sorry for the confusion. You will need to move your yarn to the back before you can knit the next stitch. Just make sure it's in the front when you are slipping stitches! Good luck! Let me know if you need any more help! :)

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