Cabled Purple Wristers

Beth made herself a pair of these fingerless gloves with a matching hat last November, but sadly she lost them a few weeks later. So as a present, I secretly made her a new pair on my commuter bus and during lunch breaks the week before Christmas. She and I were doing a ton of gift knitting together in the evenings, so the commute and lunch were the only times I could get them done in secret. Thank goodness for the bus; knitting and driving do not mix. The design is a modified version of Margot Erdmann’s Wicked Easy Wristas. (Margot and her husband Rick own our LYS, Spinning Yarns, which we can almost see from our house!).

Modifications:

Rather than a rolled edge at the knuckle, these have a k2p2 rib.

We added a 3×3 twisted cable on the back of the hand. So the center of the back of the hand has a p1,k1,p2,cable6, p2,k1,p1 in it:

cable detail

Also to make the palm a bit more interesting, a little thicker, and to give it a bit of grippiness, Beth did the palm using a pattern from a Japanese stitch dictionary that I found at a blog called Little Purl of the Orient (nice blog, nice stitch pattern).

Palm Detail

The yarn is Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% peruvian wool) in the “Lobster Mix” colorway (6297). These were knit on double pointed US 5’s (3.75 mm). The wristers took almost exactly half of the 100 gram skein (I love the digital kitchen scale), leaving just enough for the matching hat:

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2 Comments on “Cabled Purple Wristers”

  1. sarahjones Says:

    Was Beth happy to receive them? Her eyes look happy in the hat pic! I like the idea of the ribbing at the knuckles. A rolled edge sounds kind of annoying.

    • bpatricksullivan Says:

      Beth was happy and surprised to get the replacement wristas not long after the first ones went missing. Sometimes I like the look of rolled edges, but I think that if the wearer will be very active when wearing the hand warmers, the ribbed edge will stay in place and keep the wind out better than the rolled edge.


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