Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tasty Pesto Handwarmers!

In a burst of sisterly kindness, e made me some gorgeous handwarmers out of our new Pesto 220 yarn. Not only did she make me some handwarmers, but she made up her own pattern. Since they turned out so cute we thought we should share it with you. (Oh, and if this makes no sense at all, maybe you should sign up for the handwarmers class at the end of the month!)



Tasty Pesto Handwarmers

Yarn: Cascade 220 Pesto (#980) 1 skein (with plenty left over!)
Approx 4-5’ Contrast Yarn
Needles: 4) #7 Double Point Needles
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Finished Measurements : Cuff Circumference 6” (Unstretched), Length 10”

Gauge:12 sts/24 rows = 4” in Rib Pattern

Pattern Notes: Rib Pattern = [K2, P2] to end
Moss Stitch Pattern = Row 1 [K1, P1] to end
Row 2 [P1, K1] to end
Repeat these two rows for Moss stitch pattern

Handwarmer #1 -
Cast on 32 sts, join to work in the round (careful not to twist!). Divide sts as follows - Needle 1 = 12 sts, Needle 2 = 8 sts, Needle 3 = 12 sts. Place marker at beginning of round.

Row 1 = Needle 1 ~ Work Rib Pattern [K2, P2] to end
Needle 2 ~ Work Moss Stitch [K1, P1] to end
Needle 3 ~ Work Rib Pattern [K2, P2] to end
*Note! From here on Needle 1 and 3 will continue in Rib Pattern for the rest of handwarmer, instructions following are only for Needle 2!*
Row 2 = [P1,K1] to end (second row of Moss stitch pattern), cont in pattern for 5 rows
Row 7 = Work stockinette for 3 rows
Row 10 = Work Moss stitch for 13 rows
Row 23 = Work stockinette for 3 rows
Row 26 = Work Moss stitch for 3 rows
Row 29 = Work stockinette for 4 rows
Row 33 = Work Moss stitch for 15 rows
* At the same time - At Row 36 Work Rib pattern on needle 1 for 6 sts then turn work and continue for 11 rows working back and forth flat, staying in both rib and moss pattern*
Row 47 = Rejoin to work in the round, Continue in Moss stitch
Row 48 = Work stockinette for 11 rounds
Row 58 = BO loosely in pattern

Handwarmer #2 -
Cast on 32 sts, join to work in the round (careful not to twist!). Divide sts as follows - Needle 1 = 12 sts, Needle 2 = 8 sts, Needle 3 = 12 sts. Place marker at beginning of round.

Row 1 = Needle 1~ Work Rib Pattern [K2, P2] to end
Needle 2 ~ Work Moss Stitch [K1,P1] to end
Needle 3 ~ Work Rib Pattern [K2, P2] to end
*Note! From here on Needle 1 and 3 will continue in Rib Pattern for the rest of handwarmer,
instructions following are only for Needle 2!*
Row 2 = [P1,K1] to end (second row of Moss stitch pattern), cont in pattern 2 rows
Row 4 = Work stockinette for 3 rows
Row 7 = Work Moss stitch for 8 rows
Row 15 = Work stockinette for 2 rows
Row 17 = Work Moss stitch for 22 rows
*At the same time - At Row 36 Work Rib pattern on Needle 1 for 6 sts then turn work and continue 11 rows working back and forth flat, staying in pattern*
Row 39 = Work in stockinette for 8 rows
Row 47 = Rejoin to work in round and change to Moss stitch for 12 rounds
Row 58 = BO loosely in pattern

Using your tapestry needle and contrast thread backstitch beside and around squares as shown.
Block flat, then wear and look awesome!

2 comments:

Megan said...

I need to take your knitting class - I've never learned to read a pattern and, to be honest, I've lost a little bit of knitting know-how since high school. One of my girlfriends would die over these handwarmers!

emily said...

i am soooo nice!