Wrist warmers are great for keeping the snow from going up your arm sleeves. And they're a great way to add some length to a long sleeve sweater that doesn't go all the way down to your wrists. Plus they just help to keep you warm.
When I knit these little guys up I was just playing around with some leftover yarn. These are small and almost look like little doll skirts right? Ha that's what I thought.
Maybe there are some younger knitters out there who would enjoy this simple knitting pattern. Wrist warmers are a great little practice lesson.
These are a kind of sampler pattern that you can start with. Then you can create a pair just the way you want them.
Knit them longer or add a nice lacy stitch pattern. Leave off the ruffle and just make them nice and long to go up your arm for arm warmers. The basic ruffle is nice if you want to have it sticking out from your sweater or coat.
Do you remember playing outside when you were a kid and always getting cold when the snow went up the sleeves of your coat? Somehow snow always goes up the sleeves. So now you can knit up a pair of these warmers, put them on under your child's coat and they'll be warm.
Lots of people even wear them inside too just to keep the chill off. Most places I worked at were always kind of chilly. Some of them even wore hand warmers.
You can download this easy knitting pattern as a PDF here
Joining yarn (for new color)
Knit 2 stitches together
Size: To fit child size 5 inch or adult size 6 - 7 inch (it does stretch)
Gauge: 4.5 sts and 7 rows = 1 inch
Materials: Leftover worsted yarn
Needles: US 8 (5mm)
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
St St = Stockinette stitch
sts = stitches
P = purl
Beginning at ruffle edge cast on 44 (60) sts.
Work in St st for 6 rows ending on a purl row.
Next row: Change to main color and K2tog across row. 22 (30) sts remaining.
Knit garter stitch for 3 rows (you should have 2 ridges of garter st) and then continue in St st for 16 rows or the length that you prefer.
Cuff: When you have knit to desired length knit 8 rows of garter st. (4 ridges of garter) to create cuff.
Bind off loosely.
Finish: Sew up side seam, weave in ends.