Old-Freshened by Kathleen Sperling


by Kathleen Sperling
March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 41.5 rows = 4 inches
in Gingham stranded pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
120 - 250 yards (110 - 229 m)
Short small, long small, short medium, long medium, short large, long large
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The old-fashioned look of gingham is given a fresh new feel in these lovely wristwarmers. The top and bottom are exact reverse images of each other, and in fact, the wristwarmers can be flipped upside-down if you want the opposite colour on top – or wear one upside-down and one right-side up, whatever strikes your fancy! The bamboo yarn used to make the model wristwarmers shown here gives a fabric with a lovely softness, shimmer and drape, without being too hot; but any fibre will work nicely, depending on how cold you expect it to be!

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Finished measurements

Pattern gives instructions for three circumferences (small, medium, large) and two lengths (short, long), for a total of six sizes. Model shown is size long medium.

  • short small: 5” length, 6” outer circumference
  • long small: 7.25” length, 6” outer circumference
  • short medium: 5.75” length, 7” outer circumference
  • long medium: 8” length, 7” outer circumference
  • short large: 5.75” length, 8” outer circumference
  • long large: 8” length, 8” outer circumference

The fabric is fairly thick, so the inner circumference is approximately 0.75” smaller than the outer.

Yarn requirements

  • short small: approximately 60 yards of each colour
  • long small: approximately 80 yards of each colour
  • short medium: approximately 82 yards of each colour
  • long medium: approximately 110 yards of each colour
  • short large: approximately 95 yards of each colour
  • long large: approximately 125 yards of each colour

Other materials needed

stitch marker, or whatever you use to mark for beginning of rounds