WRISTERS by Kathleen Taylor
PATTERN REVISED 11-24-05
1 ounce Opal yarn, any color
Set of Four Size #2 double pointed needles
large-eye needle - 2 large safety pins or 2 small stitch holders - 1 stitch marker
GAUGE: 7-1/2 stitches and 10 rows= 1"
SIZE: Ladies Adult
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Experienced
Please note- the wristers will look tight and small as you knit them, but they stretch quite a bit, especially after washing. This pattern is sized for a medium ladies hand, if you want to make bigger wristers, cast on 4 more stitches and work as directed. You won't need to increase the thumb gusset stitches.
Cast on 48 stitches, divide the stitches evenly on 3 dp needles (16 sts per needle).
Round 1: Work K2, P2 ribbing around
Rounds 2-30: Repeat Round 1
Rounds 31 - 36: Knit
Round 1: On needle #1- increase 1 stitch, knit one stitch, increase (pick up and knit) 1 stitch and then place the marker (there are 3 stitches in front of the marker). Knit the rest of the stitches.
Rnd 2: knit around (no increases)
Rnd 3: On needle #1, increase one stitch, knit to the marker, increase 1 stitch, slide the marker (2 stitches increased), knit the rest of the stitches. The gusset stitches are the ones before the marker on Needle #1
Repeat rnds 2-3 until there are 19 stitches for the gusset (you can increase the number of rounds and stitches to make the gusset whatever size that fits comfortably).
Rnd 1: Place the 19 gusset stitches (or however many stitches you are using for the gusset) on a small stitch holder or a large safety pin. Remove the marker.
Finger Rnds 2-8: Knit
Finger Rnd 9: Work K2-P2 ribbing around
Finger Rnds 10-16: Repeat Finger Rnd 9
If you can, wind the yarn to the beginning of the next pattern section (where you'll begin the 2nd wrister) and set that yarn aside for the thumb.
Distribute the stitches from the pin or holder onto 3 needles [8, 8, 3.]
Round 1: The needle that holds 3 stitches is Needle #1. Pick up and knit 5 stitches in the gap, knit the remaining stitches on the needle, and knit around (24 stitches total).
Rounds 2-3: Knit
Round 4: Work K2-P2 ribbing around
Rounds 5-10: Repeat Round 4
With a large eye needle, weave in all loose ends. If necessary, tighten the gaps where the stitches were picked up at the base of the thumb.
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