Pulse Point by Holli Yeoh

Pulse Point

Knitting
October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 350 yards (91 - 320 m)
9 sizes (see Notes)
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Did you know that covering the pulse points on your wrists is a highly effective way of warming up—because that warmed blood will circulate through your body? So, you might want to knit these brightly patterned cuffs and call it a day. Or you might make the whole mitten. Either way, you will have practised working entrelac in the round, and you’ll have warm hands.

Finished Measurements
Hand Circumference: 5 ½ (6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ½)(8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½)“ / 14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19)(20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm
Mittens fit better with a little negative ease, for a more comfortable fit, if your measurements
are between two sizes, choose the smaller size for adults; but for children, choose the larger size so they have room to grow.

Yarn
Worsted weight yarn; yardage estimates are for full mittens with long cuff
MC: about 65 (70, 90, 105, 125)(135, 145, 165, 185) yd / 60 (65, 80, 95, 115)(125, 135, 150, 170) m
CC1: about 15 (15, 20, 20, 30)(30, 35, 35, 45) yd / 15 (15, 20, 20, 25)(25, 35, 35, 40) m
CC2: about 20 (20, 30, 30, 40)(40, 50, 50, 65) yd / 20 (20, 25, 25, 35)(35, 45, 45, 60) m
CC3: about 10 (10, 15, 15, 20)(20, 25, 25, 35) yd / 10 (10, 15, 15, 20)(20, 25, 25, 30) m

Substitution Notes
This is a great stash buster. Mix and match similar weight yarns and fibres to get the colour combination that pleases you. Ideally the fibre covering the hands should have some wool content for warmth.

Needles & Notions
3.25 & 4 mm (US 3 & 6) circular needles, 32” (80 cm) long; 4 mm (US 6) double-pointed needles (optional); stitch markers; stitch holder or scrap yarn; yarn needle

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch in the round on larger needle, blocked

Techniques
Knitting in the round, Magic Loop, increases/decreases, working simple entrelac from written instructions, picking up stitches.

Helpful Links
Raised Increases video tutorial
Raised Increases photo tutorial
SSK & SSP Decreases video tutorial