I needed a quick and easy Christmas present (don't you hate it when someone gets you a gift and you weren't planning on giving them anything?) - hence these wristlets were born. A thumb gusset increase makes them more form-fitting and flexible. They knit up quickly - make a pair for your purse, the glove box or anywhere you may need a little extra warmth. I used some scrap yarn to embroider a small flower on the back - be creative!
Amanda's Christmas Wristlets
CO 30 stitches on size U.S. 8 needles
Row 1: k2, p2 across
Row 2: p2, k2 across
Repeat these rows 5 times for a total of 10 rows.
Work rows 11-16 in stockinette stitch.
Here you will begin a thumb gusset, which will create a thumb hole and allow for a better fit.
Row 17: k7, m1, k to end of row
Row 18: purl
Repeat these rows 4 times - you should now have 35 stitches
Row 27: k7, loosely bind off the 5 stitches you created, k to end of row
Row 28: p to bound off stitches, cast on 4, p to end of row
Work rows 29-34 in stockinette stitch
Work rows 35-38 in k2 p2 ribbing
Bind of loosely. Seam edges together.
*Note: These wristlets are meant to be ambidextrous; however, if you wish to reverse the gusset for the right-hand glove, work as follows:
Row 17: k to last 7 stitches, m1, k to end of row
Row 18: purl
Repeat these rows 4 times – you should now have 35 stitches
Row 27: k to last 12 stitches, loosely bind off the 5 stitches you created, k to end of row
Work rows 28-38 as written above
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