>Free pattern Friday : Frothy Gothy Wristwarmers


just for April:

Edited to add:
I’m adding some notes at the end of the pattern to allow you to customise to different yarns, lengths, gauges etc.

Frothy Gothy Wristwarmers

based on my Garter lace Mittens

1 x 50 gram ball of any DK [ 8 ply or sport ] yarn that will yield a gauge of 22 stitches to 4″ over stocking/stockinette stitch. Exact gauge isn’t hugely important but close is good!

1 pair 4mm / US size 5 /UK size 8 needles

Cast on 32 stitches for a short pair – you can make them longer by casting on more. Try 42 or even 52

Row1: k to last 4 stitches, YO, k2tog,YO,k2
Rows 2 -9 Repeat row 1 [ stitch count will increase by 1 stitch per row ]

Row 10: cast off [ bind off] 5 stitches, k to last 4 stitches, YO, k2tog, YO, k2

Row 11: repeat row 10
this establishes the pattern – repeat rows 2 – 11

Repeat from** to ** until you have 5 points on each side of the garter stitch strip or number necessary to fit around wrist ending with row 10

Cast off/ bind off instead of doing row 11.

Seam long edge leaving 2 inches unseamed. This allows the lace to splay out over the back of your hand.

this one hasn’t been test knitted yet – so let me know if you pick up any errors.

Additional notes:
Because these are constructed side to side , and only the last 4 stitches of each row affect the pattern, you can change the number of stitches to suit yourself, making the gauntlet longer or shorter.
Just work out the length you want them to finish and multiply by the gauge that you are getting PER INCH in your desired yarn.
If you think about what is happening, you are adding 2 stitches [ the YOs ] in each row but only decreasing once, so the stitch count goes up by 1 in each row and you get a pair of lacy holes. I’m putting 5 sets of these offset lace holes at each end, so therefore there is a corresponding pair of ‘cast off 5’ – one at each end – before starting again. If you look at my Garter Lace Mittens, it’s basically the same pattern but with 4 pairs of holes, adding 4 to the stitch count and therefore requiring ‘cast off 4’.

Most of you won’t need, or want, to know how this stuff works but it’s here in case you do.

and of course:
this pattern is copyright 2008 S.Iacuone for personal and charity use only.
For any other use please contact me.
Knew you’d do the right thing :]


10 thoughts on “>Free pattern Friday : Frothy Gothy Wristwarmers

  1. >Those are awesome! Of course, I think I just heard April’s head pop off…She’ll be fine. Wristwarmers are really quite soothing once you get past the excitement of it all.Nice job on the pattern!

  2. Robbyn says:

    >Thanks for the pattern; I love using garter stitch turned-on-its-side as ribbing :)And, as it happens, I have some lovely DK in the closet!

  3. Jejune says:

    >Definitely sharing this one with gothy Dotter! Thanks 😀

  4. karen_m says:

    >These look absolutely lovely! I have a bit of an armwarmer fetish and I like the feminine tone to this pattern….it’s a good change from all my punk armwarmers. And I do really like the sideways garter stitch….Can’t wait to make them!

  5. Melissa says:

    >Hi there, just found your pattern and decided to make a pair for my daughter. Is it ok to link back to you on my blog? Thanks for sharing – very nice pattern!

  6. Anonymous says:

    >These are so neat! Think I will make a pair for my granddaughter. thanks for the neat pattern.

  7. Janet Rudman says:

    >Dear Susan,I would like to send a private message,is this possible and if so,how do I go about it?Many thanks,sloknitter.

  8. catsmum says:

    >Dear Janet / sloknitteras I don’t have access to your email address I’ve left a message for you over on ravelry

  9. andy says:

    question, row1 is knitting, but row2 is purl or knit??

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