Spring comes slowly in the Midwest, and I find my wrists getting chilly once I transition to my spring jackets. Slip these on instead of gloves to keep your arms and wrists toasty, while leaving your fingers free. Or, wear them inside under your favorite spring tee. A little ruffled and buttoned cuff makes them extra pretty!
Ruffled Wristwarmer Pattern
One size fits most adults.
Approximately 200 yards fingering weight yarn, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Crème de Menthe
Size 4 circular needles, 32” length; OR, size 4 straight needles, and a set of size 4 double pointed needles
Four buttons to co-ordinate
Sewing thread to match
A yarn needle
CO 100 stitches on your long circular needle, or your set of straight needles. Knit 2 rows.
For Left Warmer
Next row A (RS): Knit.
Row B (WS): Purl to the last 5 stitches, K5.
For Right Warmer
Next row A (RS): Knit
Next row B (WS): K5, purl to the end.
Repeat these two rows until piece measures 2”, ending on a wrong side row.
Next row (RS): Cast off 5 stitches, K2tog to the last 4 stitches, K4.
Next row (WS): Cast off 4 stitches, pm, and join to knit in the round using the Magic Loop method with the circular needle, or using double-pointed needles.
Knit 1 round. Next round: K1, P1 around. Continue in a K1, P1 ribbing as established until wristwarmer is the desired length up your arm. Cast off loosely.
Weave in all ends. Overlap the garter edge onto the unfinished edge of the cuff, and tack down with a sewing needle. Sew 2 buttons on each cuff. Block if desired.
Wear and enjoy!