Knitted Wrist Warmers: DIY Tutorial

My sister asked me: “Could you knit for me those “pipes for hands” that you gave me last year, please?” Those were green, this season she wanted to have white ones to match her new hat.  I clarified if she meant wrist warmers, which she did, just could not remember how they were called. What choice does a big sister have after such request? Right, she knits pipes for hands. If you also want to knit some pipes for hands, here is a tutorial of how I made these.
I used 5 needles of size 3mm, 1 cable needle, 1 ball of yarn, crochet hook of size 3.
I knitted cable pattern on needles 2&3, while for needles 1&4 I used simple combination of Knit 1 & Purl 2 (picture 3). The only detail – instead of Knit on Needles 1 & 4, I knit through the back loop which made the knit look nicer. However, that is the matter of taste. My cable pattern was rather loose to create relaxed texture. I made cable knitting only in every 21st row. For comparison with more dense cable knit you can see picture 18 where blue wrist warmers have cable knit done in every 12th row.

Detailed tutorial of how to knit these wrist warmers is below pictures.

PATTERN FOR CABLE KNITTED WRIST WARMERS knitted in circle, SIZE S\M:

Abbreviation for knitting: K= Knit, P= Purl, Ktbl= Knit Through Back Loop.
Crochet terms used as in U.S.

CAST ON 46 STITCHES on 4 needles put together, (it gives enough yarn at the beginning row to accommodate the size of hand) and distribute them on 4 knitting needles as follows: Needle 1 gets 13 stitches, Needle 2 with 10 stitches, Needle 3 with 10 stitches, Needle 4 with 13 stitches. Start knitting with Needle 1 by using Needle 5.

ROWS 1-5; 7-26; 28-47; 48-57; 60-68; 70-78:
Needle 1: P 1, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2.
Needles 2 & 3: K 10.
Needle 4: P 2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P 1.

ROW 6, 27, 48, 69:
Needle 1: P 1, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2.

Needle 2: Slip next 5 stitches to cable needle & hold this needle in BACK (picture 4), Knit 5 (picture 5), then Knit 5 from cable needle (picture 6). When cable pattern knitting on Needle 2 is completed it looks as on picture 7.

Needle 3: Slip next 5 stitches to cable needle & hold this needle in FRONT, Knit 5 (picture 8), then Knit 5 from cable needle. When cable pattern knitting on Needle 3 is completed it looks as on picture 9.

Needle 4: P 2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P 1.

ROW 58 for RIGHT hand:
Needle 1: P 1, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2.
Needles 2 & 3: K 10.
Needle 4: P 2, Ktbl 1, P 1, bind off next 6 stitches, P 1, Ktbl 1, P 1.

ROW 58 for LEFT hand:
Needle 1: P 1, Ktbl 1, P 1, bind off next 6 stitches (picture 10), P 1, Ktbl 1, P2.
Needles 2 & 3: K 10.
Needle 4: P 2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P 1.

ROW 59 for RIGHT hand:
Needle 1: P 1, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2.
Needles 2 & 3: K 10.
Needle 4: P 2, Ktbl 1, P 1, Cast on 6 stitches, P 1, Ktbl 1, P 1.

ROW 59 for LEFT hand:
Needle 1: P 1, Ktbl 1, P 1, Cast on 6 stitches (pictures 11 & 12), P 1, Ktbl 1, P2.
Needles 2 & 3: K 10.
Needle 4: P 2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P2, Ktbl 1, P 1.

ROW 79Needle 1: Bind off all 13 stitches.
Needles 2 & 3: Bind off all 10 and 10 stitches.
Needle 4: Bind off all 13 stitches, then use the loop from binding off the last stitch as beginning loop to start crocheting the edge (picture 13).

CROCHET ROW 1 (pictures 14 & 15): chain stitch 3, then double crochet in the same place where the first chain stitch began. *Skip next 3 stitches, then double crochet 2 times in the 4th stitch, chain stitch 2, double crochet two times in the next stitch*. Repeat 7 times from * till *. Then double crochet 2 times in the stitch right at the end of the row, chain stitch 2, slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch of the beginning of the row.

 

CROCHET ROW 1 (pictures 14 & 15): chain stitch 3, then double crochet in the same place where the first chain stitch began. *Skip next 3 stitches, then double crochet 2 times in the 4th stitch, chain stitch 2, double crochet two times in the next stitch*. Repeat 7 times from * till *. Then double crochet 2 times in the stitch right at the end of the row, chain stitch 2, slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch of the beginning of the row.

CROCHET ROW 2 (pictures 16 & 17): chain stitch 3, then double crochet in the same loop of previous row´s loop that was formed by 2 chain stitches, where 2nd row´s 3 chain stitches began. *Double crochet 2 times in the next loop formed by previous row´s 2 chain stitches, chain stitch 2, double crochet 2 times in the same loop*. Repeat 7 times from * till *. Then double crochet 2 times in the loop at the end of Row 1 – the same loop where first double crochet of Row 2 was done, then chain stitch 2 and slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch of the beginning of Row 2. Pull yarn once again through the last loop, cut the yarn and finish the wrist warmer by hiding the ends of yarns on both sides of wrist warmer.
CONGRATULATIONS – THIS WRIST WARMER IS COMPLETED!

Let me know if you have any questions about this tutorial!

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8 Responses to Knitted Wrist Warmers: DIY Tutorial

  1. handstitch says:

    I am on a glove making kick for holiday gifts. This is a wonderful, thorough tutorial, Laura. And the design is fun and modish. I may just borrow this for one of my family/friends. Happy crafting. :D

  2. Jeanne says:

    I love arm/wrist warmers. These are so cute! I really need to start wearing mine more. Or maybe make myself some new ones. Great tutorial!

  3. steph says:

    I love these! Thanks for stopping my blog so I could find yours! I will definitely be back!

  4. rena says:

    So cute. Thanks so much for sharing, maybe I can convince my mom to make me a pair.

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