Colorwork wrist warmers with braids
Also available as part of Winter Wonderland Knits– pattern preview available on the same page.
Delicate birds flock amongst pine trees and snowflakes speckle the background in these tantalizing winter themed fingerless mittens. Purl braids and a thumb gusset with a tree pattern add interest and charm to the traditional Fair Isle inspired motifs. The chart includes all colorwork rows, and instructions are included for working a purl braid.
Full color PDF with large charts.
Intermediate- following a chart, colorwork, increasing, decreasing, purl braid
1 skein each Nature Spun Sport by Brown Sheep (100% wool. 50 grams/skein; 184 yards/168 meters) colors Red Fox (Main Color) and Natural (Contrast Color)
-1 set of five US #1/2.25mm double-point needles or size to get gauge
-Stitch markers (2, optional, to mark thumb gusset)
Women’s size medium. Finished size 7 inches around and 7 inches long after blocking. Thumb opening up to 2 ¼ inches around.
8 stitches and 8 rows an inch in colorwork pattern on larger needles