Phryne Wristlets by Julie Turjoman

Phryne Wristlets

October 2014
yarn held together
+ Sport
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Cabled Lace
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
100 - 125 yards (91 - 114 m)
S/M (M/L)
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Fans of Downton Abbey’s amazing fashions, rejoice!

Just in time for holiday gift-knitting, A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders (20 Hats & Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties) was released in October, 2014. It is available in both electronic and paperback format both here and on my website:

Knit something special for your inner flapper!

Those familiar with the Phryne Fisher mystery series by Kerry Greenwood, or with the televised Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series on Netflix (Acorn TV) will no doubt recognize these wristlets as a perfect accessory for the fearless and luxury-loving detective. With their glistening shell buttons, shimmering ribbon edging, and cashmere-blended softness, it’s easy to imagine these wristlets adorning all manner of Jazz Age evening wear. While they’ll keep Phryne cozy peeking from the sleeves of her velvet evening coat, they will equally delight the modern knitter as she toils at her computer on a winter day.

S/M (M/L): Fits wrist circumference of 6 (7)“ 15 (18) cm.
Shown in size M/L.

Wrist circumference: 6¾ (8¼)“ 17 (21) cm
Length: 3¾” (9.5 cm)

Wristlets: Remnant of Tess Designer Yarns Kitten approx 325 yds (297 m)/3.5oz (100 g), 65% Cashmere, 35% Silk. Color: Cobalt Blue #112150.
Picot Edging: Remnant of Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon approx 333 yds (304 m)/5.25oz (150 g), 100% Nylon Microfiber. Color: Cobalt Blue #112150.
One pair US 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook
Sewing needle
Thread to match color of yarn
Ten ½” 13 mm diameter buttons

GAUGE: 24-st panel = approx 3½“ (9 cm) wide, and 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Cabled Lace patt st, blocked.

Cabled lace pattern instructions are the same as for the Phryne Head Wrap. Two strands of Kitten are held together throughout.
Tess Designer Yarns sells mini-skeins of Microfiber Ribbon that are perfect for projects of this nature.