Friday, February 22, 2008

Wrist warmers

To help with arthitis - or at least keep your hands/arms warm while you drive . . . . . these are made with the same yarn (Mountain Colors) that Miss M bought me for my birthday to make socks out of - slightly darker color. They are really nice, but I made the finger part go down just a squosh too far for knitting - next time they need to be just a bit shorter.


dmr said...

I think I will put this on my list of things I want to knit. Did you use a pattern or just make it up?

trh said...

I did start with a pattern, but just like almost every other time I ever started with a pattern, I decided I didn't like this that and the other about it . . . . It's really pretty easy to make these without a pattern tho. Most of the patterns for these call for them to be much shorter but I wanted mine to cover my arm up to the elbow - so start there and figure out how many stitches you need. Then start knitting and try them on as you go so you know where to increase or decrease down to the wrists. Then follow any thumb guide and knit the thumb thingy and then knit a little more, do some ribbing and bind off.

Easy peasy . . . .