Holt Wrist Warmers by Libby Summers
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Holt Wrist Warmers

July 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
110 - 230 yards (101 - 210 m)
Child and Adult
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

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.

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

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

Shown in:
Pale Lavender; 2 balls


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

Shown in:
Red; 2 balls

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

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

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