Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Knitting Pattern Rustic Wristlets

 I have to say it was really tough photographing my own arm for this wristlet and the lighting wasn't the best. It's been raining all day so the colors aren't as true as they would be in sunlight. I used 100% Wool in colors Oatmeal and Brown Heather. I really enjoyed creating this pattern and added just a bit of simple fair isle knitting.
 The rustic look of the finished wristlets is what I really love about this pattern. Although they would be just as nice done in just about any color combination.
I am currently finishing up the second mitt took a break to post the pattern. A simple sewing the seam and it will be a complete pair.
The pattern is fairly easy is knitted flat, as is the little bit of fair isle, and knits up really fast with the Rib Stitch and Garter Stitch combination
Fisherman 100% wool by Lionbrand                                                                                           
1 skein Oatmeal MC                                                                                                                                                        
1 skein Brown Heather CC
U.S. Size 3 / Size 4 knitting needles
Tapestry Needle

GAUGE - 28st and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Circumference 7”/18cm Round 1* (k2,p2) around
Length 11”/28cm Repeat Round 1 for Rib Pattern

                                                                  GARTER STITCH - knit each row

Cast on 46 stitches using size 3 needles move up to the 4 if you knit tightly
Row 1 - K2,P2, K2 across
Row 2 - P2, K2, P2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 20 rows.

Begin Garter stitch when increasing- knit into front and back of stitch on left needle

Knit 2 rounds, increase 1 on last round
Knit 1 round -change to size 4 needles
Begin check pattern on right side with beginning chain string on right side
1 - k2 CC, knit 3 MC across
2- repeat row 1 moving color changes to front then back when knitting.
3- k MC across
4- k MC
5- k, MC
6- k, CC
7- k, CC
8- k, MC
9- k, MC
10- k, MC
11. k, MC - dec. 46 remaining st,
12. k, MC
13. k, MC
14. Repeat row 1, increasing 1
15. Repeat row 1
16. k, MC
17. k, MC
18. k, MC dec. 1 you should have 46 stitches on needle
19. k, MC
20. k, MC
21. k, MC
22. k, MC
23. k, MC

24. k, MC
25. k, MC
26. k, MC
27. k, MC
28. k, MC
29. k, MC
30. k, MC
31. k, MC
32. k, CC
33. k, CC
With MC Begin Rib Pattern
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 5”
1. K2, P2, K2
2. P2, K2, P2
Bind off using Rib Pattern cast off.
Cut MC yarn long enough to sew seam close.
Sew seam using Mattress Stitch beginning at top where yarn was cut. Sew down to 2 ¼” begin thumb opening, weave yarn through one side of seam down to 3 ¾” . Thumb hole should measure 3 ¾” begin sewing seam making sure the rows with color match up as sewing. Weave ends in when finished.
If you have any problems with the pattern or find any errors please contact Pamela at or leave a comment.
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