Beat the chills mountain wrist warmers by Anna Wilkinson

Beat the chills mountain wrist warmers

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
10 x 19 cm
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If we can’t jet off to some snowy mountain peaks this winter, we can at least knit our own. There’s something of the après ski feel to these fun wrist warmers – we’re picturing ourselves wearing them while sat in a wooden alpine
chalet, sipping on eggnog or mulled apple juice.
They’re knitted in the round, so no sewing up at the end. Play around with colour and use up scraps of DK yarn to give a ramshackle patchwork feel, and add lurex to the peaks for a ‘freshly fallen’ look.

This pattern is written in the round using double pointed sock needles with the working yarns carried around the inside of the work using fair isle or stranded technique (see box, above right, for more detail on how to do this.) This will add a little thickness and insulation to the knitting. However, you may choose instead to knit them on a pair of needles, working backwards and forwards rather than in the round. If you choose to knit them this way you could still use the fair isle technique, or you could use intarsia.