Harmonic Curves Wristwarmers by Caroline Steinford
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Harmonic Curves Wristwarmers

November 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stranded stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
260 - 400 yards (238 - 366 m)
Size: Women’s Small (Women’s Medium, Women’s Large / Men’s Small, Men’s Medium) Men’s Large. Fits wrist circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9) 10" / 15.25 (18, 20, 23) 25.5 cm. Actual circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10) 11” / 18 (20.3, 23, 25.5) 28 cm.
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“Harmonic curve” is a mathematical term describing a parabola, or a U-shaped curve formed by the intersection of a plane and a cone. Musically, it is the term for the shape of a harp’s neck (the piece across the top). A curve is necessary so the harp’s strings can change in length rapidly as the notes get higher. The exact shape of this piece varies depending on the luthier (harpmaker). On both pedal and lever harps, the harmonic curve will resemble the design depicted on these wristwarmers. A pattern for the coordinating “Harmonic Curves Tam“ is available separately.

Photos shown Women’s Small in Frog Tree Sport, Colors #000 (off-white) and 008 (brown).

Yarn requirements: 1 (2, 2, 2) 2 skeins of each color or approx. 130 (150, 170, 190) 200 yd / 120 (140, 155, 175) 185 m each of two colors of sock or sportweight yarn.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Skills needed: Knitted cast-on, knit, purl, working in the round, decreasing, following a colorwork pattern from a chart, applied I-cord.

Construction: Wristwarmers are worked in the round from the cuff to the wrist. Stitches are placed on a holder and work is continued flat. Finally, I-cord is knit onto the top edge.