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The Holt Wristwarmers are a simple pair of fingerless gloves with a cable pattern, in two sizes. They are the ideal project for learning how to knit cables, and for practicing knitting in the round. Instructions are given for knitting the gloves flat (Page 2) or in the round (Page 4), although in both cases the thumbs are knitted in the round.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Circumference: 
15 (16.5) cm / 6 (6.5) inches


Length: 18 (20) cm / 7 (8) inches


Designed to be worn with approximately 2.5 cm / 1 inch negative ease

Yarn Thickness for Pattern Double Knitting
Garment Type Mitts & Gloves

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The Holt Wristwarmers are a simple pair of fingerless gloves with a cable pattern, in two sizes. They are the ideal project for learning how to knit cables, and for practicing knitting in the round. Instructions are given for knitting the gloves flat (Page 2) or in the round (Page 4), although in both cases the thumbs are knitted in the round.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Circumference: 
15 (16.5) cm / 6 (6.5) inches

Length: 18 (20) cm / 7 (8) inches

Designed to be worn with approximately 2.5 cm / 1 inch negative ease

YARN 
Blacker Yarns Blacker Swan, DK 
(95% Falkland Island Merino, 5% Shetland, 110m / 119 yds per 50g ball)

Shown in: 
Pale Lavender; 2 balls

OR

Blacker Yarns Westcountry Tweed, DK 
(100% British wool, 110m / 119 yds per 
50g ball)

Shown in: 
Red; 2 balls

DIFFICULTY 
Two out of Five

Techniques include: Long Tail Cast On, knitting in the round, simple cables from written instructions, Backwards Loop Cast On and an Afterthought Thumb

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS 
3.75mm (US 5, UK 9) DPNs, or long circular needle for Magic Loop Technique

4mm (US 6, UK 8) DPNs, or long circular needle for Magic Loop Technique

Cable needle 
2 stitch holders or lengths of 
smooth waste yarn 
1 stitch marker

If knitting flat you also need: 
3.75mm (US 5, UK 9) straight knitting needles

4mm (US 6, UK 8) straight knitting needles

GAUGE / TENSION 
22 sts and 32 rows to 10cm / 4 inches measured over Stocking Stitch, using larger of chosen needles

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking

Issued: April, 2015

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