Cheery Red Wrist Warmers

Just a dozen or more days to go, with gingerbread houses still to decorate, frosted ornaments to dangle on the tree, presents to wrap and ribbons to curl, that to do list seems to keep growing instead of shrinking.  If you are searching for a quick and easy stocking stuffer to knit for under ten dollars, here is this week’s festive project-  

At the top of the wish list this season for teens who text and twitter, a cosy pair of chunky wrist warmers to keep hands warm while fingers are free to update friends minute by minute.  Trying cables for the first time?  This simple design features a stylish stag horn cable with side ribs for the perfect fit, knit in Galway Chunky from the Diamond Luxury Collection, pure wool in eighteen classic shades including ‘cherry red.’

Wrist Warmers in Galway Chunky

CHEERY RED WRIST WARMERS

Size:  Women’s Medium

Finished Width- 9 in/23 cm

Finished Length- 10 in/25 cm

Yarn:  100g Galway Chunky col #44 (cherry red)

Needles:  5.00 mm and 6.00 mm

Tension:  14 sts and 20 rows = 4 in/10 cm in st st

Left Wrist Warmer-

**Cast on 34 sts with smaller needles.  Work in K2/P2 ribbing for 3 in/7.5 cm, inc 2 sts evenly across last row = 36 sts.  Change to larger needles and cont in Pattern as follows-**

Row 1- K2, P2, K2, P2, K8, *P2, K2*, rep *to* 5 times

Row 2 and 4- work sts as they appear

Row 3- K2, P2, K2, P2, C4B (slip 2 sts to cable needle at back of work, K 2 sts from left needle, K 2 sts from cable needle), C4F (slip 2 sts to cable needle at front of work, K 2 sts from left needle, K 2 sts from cable needle), *P2, K2*, rep *to* 5 times

Rep these 4 rows a total of 6 times.  Change to smaller needles and work in K2/P2 ribbing for 4 rows, dec 2 sts evenly across 1st row.  Cast off. 

Right Wrist Warmer-

Work **to** as above then cont as follows-

Row 1- *K2, P2*, rep *to* 5 times, K8, P2, K2, P2, K2

Row 2 and 4- work sts as they appear

Row 3- *K2, P2*, rep *to* 5 times, C4B, C4F, P2, K2, P2, K2

Rep these 4 rows a total of 6 times.  Change to smaller needles and cont in K2/P2 ribbing for 4 rows, dec 2 sts evenly across 1st row.  Cast off.

Sew side seam leaving a 1.5 in/4 cm thumb opening approx. 3 in/7.5 cm from top edge.

(Design by:  Michele Meadows)

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