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Cable cuffs

A while I ago, I had a go at dyeing some yarn, and told you all about it in a blog post.  I then had this bright idea and posted a skein of it, and a 3.5mm hook to my BBB, the lovely Louise at Red Haired Amazona all the way in Oz, and set her a challenge.

“What can we make this one skein?”  “1 skein, 1 week”

Well that was in October, and it’s now February, so I think we can safely say a week was a little ambitious on my part!

So what did we make?  You’ll have to head over to Louise’s blog to see what she made here, but lets say we kind of went on a theme, and that being something to warm up with, which is pretty ironic given that it’s 38 degrees in Oz currently!

I tried lots of things, before finally making a decision.

First was to wind the skein into manageable balls, cue my fab wool winder,

You’re probably wondering why I have 4?  Well, it got in such a tangle, I had to keep cutting it and untangling it.  If anyone knows a way to easily wind from a skein into a ball – please share!

I tried double crochet – to see what it would look like.  I don’t tend to use variegated yarn much, and didn’t want it looking too fussy.

I tried spike stitch and discarded that pretty quickly.

Then I attempted star stitch to see what that looked like.  I quiet liked it, but worried about how much yarn it would use.

I tried Moss stitch, and liked it, but again I worried about yarn usage with as its a lot of single crochet (I forgot the photo here!), by this point, I’d also heard from Louise that she was doing Moss stitch, so I didn’t want to copy her!

Next, what to make, I thought about a scarf,

but quickly changed my mind, and decided on some wrist warmers.  I’ve never really understood the point of them, but thought I’d give them a go.  I can confirm I am a convert.  so handy when its cold and you still need to be able to use your fingers properly!

So here they are:

Quite plan, but with some texture.

Of course, they’ve come to many a swimming pool with me, and in the car…….

Pattern

1 skein of hand dyed Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

3.5mm hook

scissors

yarn needle

Terms – US crochet terms

BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet

FPDC – Front post Double crochet

SC- Single Crochet

Frist Wrist Warmer

Row 1- FHDC 40.

Row 2 – CH3, *BPDC, DC* to end, Turn. (You will end on a DC).  To ensure you don’t double your stitches, it looks like you are missing a stitch, as the BPDC, goes around the post, DC in the next stitch, then you have effectively miss the top of the next stitch to go around the post of that stitch.  (Watch this video to show how it works.)

Row 3 – CH3, *FPDC, DC* – repeat * to end, Turn, ensuring you are doing the FPDC around the same stitch as the BPDC was done on.

Row 4 – As row 2

Row 5 – As row 3

Rows 6-15 – Ch3, DC in each stitch.

Row 16 – Ch3, *BPDC, DC* *- repeat 10 times until you have 20 stitches, CH13, skip 10 stitches, and join with a SC. *DC, BPDC* * – repeat to end. Turn

Row 17 – CH3, *FPDC, DC* 4 times, DC in the 3rd chain on the loop, 1DC in each CH, and on the top of the CH3 from Row 16, *FPDC, DC* repeat * to end.  Turn.

Row 18 – CH3, *BPDC, DC* to end.

Row 19 – CH3, *FPDC, DC*, repeat * to end

Row 20 – CH3, *BPDC, DC*, repeat * to end

Fold the wrist warmer in half and then SC all the way along to make into a cylinder, and fasten off.

Second wrist warmer (to ensure the seam is on the other side of the wrist warmer).

Follow pattern for Wrist warmer one until row 15.

Row 16 – CH3, *BPDC, DC* *- repeat 5 times until you have 10 stitches, CH13, skip 10 stitches, and join with a SC. *DC, BPDC* * – repeat to end. Turn

Row 17 – CH3, *FPDC, DC* 10 times, DC in the 3rd chain on the loop, 1DC in each CH, and on the top of the CH3 from Row 16, *FPDC, DC* repeat * to end.  Turn.

Row 18 – CH3, *BPDC, DC* to end.

Row 19 – CH3, *FPDC, DC*, repeat * to end

Row 20 – CH3, *BPDC, DC*, repeat * to end

Fold the wrist warmer in half and then SC all the way along to make into a cylinder, and fasten off.

You can download an advert free, and (waffle free at the beginning) version of this pattern from my Ravelry store for $1USD.

So there you go, 2 wrist warmers from 1 skein (With quite a lot of yarn left over), in a UK, Australia collaboration.

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Cable cuffs

  1. Haha, you’re crocheting almost everywhere, aren’t you 🙂 Recognise myself in that!
    Like your wristwarmers very much! (Discovered your blog via Red Haired Amazona)
    Have a nice day, greetings from Belgium,
    Sigrid

    1. Hi, Yep … I always have crochet in the car…. or a little bag by the door ready to go! Thanks for coming over to see me from Louise’s blog! Vicki

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