Knitting for women Knitting Mittens, gloves, mitts Elegant shimmering wristwarmers

Elegant shimmering wristwarmers

Elegant shimmering wristwarmers

THESE ELEGANT wristwarmers by Tanis Gray are decorated with two lace ‘cuffs’, which overlap to provide warmth and beauty. The cuffs are knitted separately, then sewn onto simple garter stitch tubes which have thumbholes. “It’s easier to put them together by wearing the mitts while sewing the cuffs on,” Tanis suggests. She has used the wonderfully soft and light Lustrous Extrafine Merino DK yarn from Sublime, which is a merino wool spun with delicate, lustrous metallic threads.

SIZE: One size, to fit average woman’s hands

Length: 25cm (10in)

Palm circumference: 15cm (6in)

YARN: Sublime Lustrous Extrafine Merino DK (DK weight; 67% extra fine merino wool, 33% nylon; 95m/104yds per 25g ball)

Laurelie (332); 3 x 25g balls


1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Tapestry needle


21 sts and 44 rows to 10cm in garter st using 4mm needles


Row 1 (RS): K10, (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K2.

Row 2 (WS): K9, P5, w&t.

Row 3: K8, (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K2.

Row 4: K10, P5, K3.

Row 5: K12, (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K2.

Row 6: K11, P5, w&t.

Row 7: P5, K5, (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K2.

Row 8: K20.

Row 9: K3, P5, K6 (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K2.

Row 10: K18, w&t.

Row 11: P5, K13.

Row 12: Cast off 5 sts, K to end.

Repeat rows 1 to 12 for lace cuff pattern.

MITTS (make 2 alike)

Cast on 50 sts.

Work garter st (knit every row) for 66 rows. Break yarn, leaving a 40cm tail. Do not cast off.

Seam live sts to cast-on edge for 15cm, leave 5cm opening for thumb, seam rem sts.

LACE CUFFS (make4alike)

Cast on 16 sts.

Work rows 1 to 12 of lace cuff pattern for a total of 7 reps. Cast off.

Seam cast-off edge to cast-on edge, leaving a 30cm tail.


With the long tail of one cuff, whip stitch straight edge of cuff onto mitt 10cm from top edge (just below thumb hole opening). Uneven edge of lace cuffs should be facing towards top of mitt. Repeat for second cuff 18cm from top edge. Repeat for other mitt. Weave in all loose ends. Block gently, following any yarn care instructions on theballband.