Serephina Wristwarmers

Still being obsessed with bobbles and chunky, I wanted to create something that incorporated both, but I thought a sweater would be a little much for me.  (I can’t imagine what washing it would be like!  Plus, I’m a cheapskate.)

So, I whipped up these sweet little wristwarmers, which I am calling “Serephina,” from a skein of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, in the color “Linen.”  The construction is very simple, basically a tube with a hole for the thumb.  As I’ve become a more skilled knitter, I’ve shied away from this style in favor of something that at least incorporates a thumb gusset, if not the rest of the thumb.  But because of the extra-bulky nature of these, I think this simple shape works quite well.

Serephina Wristwarmers by Leanne

One size fits most ladies’ hands; approximately 8″ long.

Materials needed:

US 10 double-pointed needles
crochet hook (for weaving in ends)
1 skein Lion Brand Thick & Quick yarn or something comparable (only about half of the Thick & Quick skein is used.)

Abbreviations:
CO= cast onk= knit
st/sts= stitch/stitches
MB= make bobble: knit into front, back, and front of knit stitch.  [k 3, turn] three times.  k3tog.
2-st LC= slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold to front, p1, k1 from cable needle
2-st RC=slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold to back, k1, p1 from cable needle

General Directions:  You will be basically knitting a plain stockinette stitch tube, with the following cable/bobble pattern set in, which is 7 stitches wide (both written and chart instructions are included for this at the bottom).  So, there are 7 sts of pattern, 15 of stockinette, for a total of 22 stitches around.

Knit until you have completed the pattern twice.  (20 rounds complete.)  The thumb hole will begin on the 21st round, or the first round of the 3rd design repeat.  After the thumb hole is put in, continue knitting as before and bind off.

RIGHT:
CO 22 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist sts,  k1, knit from chart (7 sts), k14.  Continue in this manner for 20 rounds.
Round 21: k1, knit from chart, k2, BO 4 sts, k rest of round.
Round 22: k1, knit from chart, k2, CO 4 sts, k rest of round.
Continue knitting normally until the cable/bobble pattern has been repeated 3 times.  Bind off using Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, or any bind off method you like.

LEFT:
CO 22 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist sts,  k1, knit from chart (7 sts), k14.  Continue in this manner for 20 rounds.
Round 21: k1, knit from chart, k9, BO 4 sts, k rest of round.
Round 22: k1, knit from chart, k9, CO 4 sts, k rest of round.
Continue knitting normally until the cable/bobble pattern has been repeated 3 times.  Bind off using Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, or any bind off method you like.

Cable/Bobble Pattern:

(Written Instructions)
Round 1: k1, p5, k1
Round 2: 2-st LC, p3, 2-st RC
Round 3: p1, k1, p3, k1, p1
Round 4: p1, 2-st LC, p1, 2-st RC
Round 5: p2, k1, p1, k1, p2
Round 6: p3, MB, p3
Round 7: p2, k1, p1, k1, p2
Round 8: p1, 2-st RC, p1, 2-st LC, p1
Round 9: p1, k1, p3, k1, p1
Round 10: 2-st RC, p5, 2-st LC

Chart (all blank squares are purled):


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