Monday, 13 May 2013

#Handmade Monday - easy knitted wrist warmers make it to New York!

These aren't actually for me! I was just having a cheeky wear of them here before I sent them to @copperspiral in New York. She's already got them - so now I can publish this picture of them! They were super easy to make and I was rather sad to let them go. The pattern is from Bronwyn Lowenthal's Love To Knit book. They're made of Louisa Harding 'Thistle' yarn bought from @CafeKnit - and I made both gloves rather surprisingly out of one ball. The yarn is really lovely and soft and they were quick to knit on four 6mm needles. They were, er, even quicker than the pattern suggested because I made them a lot shorter in the arm. The ones modelled in the book came nearly to the model's elbow and were all bunched up - but I did about 23 rows then did the thumbs. For the thumbs, I used the 'live stitches' method rather than the method described in the pattern. It may well have worked fine, but I couldn't figure out how - so I stuck to a method I know works!

These are a really good gift for a friend - though I do have enough wool to make myself some now...

In other news: teaching crochet @cafeknit on Saturday was really good fun. I had really lovely students and everyone got to make at least part of a granny square, and tried chains, double crochet and trebles! It was interesting teaching crochet to knitters - it reminded me how different the skills are in some ways. I think a good time was had by all!



  1. They do indeed look lovely. Your description just makes me wish that I could give them a squidge :)

  2. Ooh fancy them going all the way to New York! Wow! They look great.

  3. It might be May but these still look a useful thing for today's weather!
    I really like the colour :)

  4. They're perfect for a gift that needs to travel. Glad you've got some wool left over for yourself. I've been snood-making like crazy since Christmas - there's nothing easier to crochet. I'm going to have a go at those warmers now - I have no faith that this evening's sunshine will last!

  5. Thank you! I will definitely be making these again, and heartily recommend them. The weather is really just a justification for knitting more pairs ;)