9.26.2008

Fishtail Wrist Warmers



FISHTAIL WRIST WARMERS

Comfy, cute, what more do you want?

Materials:

I used 1 skein (109 yards) of Wings, by Classic Elite, but any worsted weight yarn should do. The softer the better!


Size 5 DPNs or circular needles (I found this pattern worked well using two circular needles).


Lace Panel Pattern
Please note the correction in row 1.
Row 1: P1, K1, YO, K2, sl1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1
Row 2: P1, K9, P1
Row 3: P1, K2, YO, K1, sl1, K2tog, psso, K1, YO, K2, P1
Row 4: P1, K9, P1
Row 5: P1, K3, YO, sl1, K2tog, psso, YO, K3, P1
Row 6: P1, K9, P1

(In the break for the thumb holes, all even rows should be K1, P9, K1)


Directions

Cast on 36 stitches, join, being careful not to twist stitches.

Work a K2, P2 rib until it measures 1 inch.

Right hand: Knit 20 stitches, work 11 stitches from Lace Panel Pattern, knit 5 stitches.

Left hand: Knit 5 stitches, work 11 stitches from Lace Panel Pattern, knit 20 stitches.

Work Lace Panel Pattern 3 times.

On the next round, follow the pattern as above. At the end of the round, turn your knitting to work flat.

Every odd row will be worked as noted above. Each even row will be worked as follows:

Right Hand: Sl 1, P4, K1, P9, K1, P20

Left Hand: Sl 1, P19, K1, P9, K1, P5

Work pattern 2 times, plus the first 5 rows. At the end of the 5th row, instead of turning to purl, continue knitting in the round, following the original pattern. You'll work two more rounds (Row 6 and Row 1 from the Lace Panel Pattern).

Switch back to the K2, P2 rib for 7 rounds, then bind off in pattern.

Weave in ends.



20 comments:

EliCa said...

Those are beutiful, I have been searching for a pattern like this to make for my daughter's teacher, this is perfect. Thanks for this awesome pattern!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love these!! But...I am hopeless at knitting in the round...any chance you have a "flat" pattern. I tried the round version and the usual crying and frustration ensued! :)

Thanks,
dq

lisabeedesigns said...

Hi DQ,

You can definitely do this flat. Work 1 inch of K2,P2 rib.

The lace panel pattern will be:

Row 1: P1, K1, YO, K2, sl1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1
Row 2: K1, P9, K1
Row 3: P1, K2, YO, K1, sl1, K2tog, psso, K1, YO, K2, P1
Row 4: K1, P9, K1,
Row 5: P1, K3, YO, sl1, K2tog, psso, YO, K3, P1
Row 6: K1, P9, K1


Right hand:
Front: Knit 20 stitches, work 11 stitches from Lace Panel Pattern, knit 5 stitches.
Back: Purl 5, work 11 lace panel stitches, Purl 20

Left hand:
Front: Knit 5 stitches, work 11 stitches from Lace Panel Pattern, knit 20 stitches.
Back: purl 20, work 11 lace panel stitches, purl 5

Work to the length you want, including a 1 inch k2, p2 rib at the end, then sew up the sides, leaving a hole for your thumb.

I hope this is all clear. I'm typing it really quickly on the go!

Let me know if anything doesn't make sense,

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lisa! It works perfectly knit flat! Thanks so much for taking the time to help me out. I knit these in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and they are soooo cute and wear like a dream. Thanks again,
dq

Margo said...

I'm having trouble after the turn work to knit flat part. Would you please help me? Thanks

lisabeedesigns said...

Hi Margo,

Basically, what you're going to do is go from knitting like you're on circular needles to like you're knitting on straight (not double pointed) needles.

So instead of continuing to go around in a big spiral, you're going to start going back and forth. (And the place where you turn to go back is going to be the thumb hole.)

So, at the end of the round (an odd row), you'll turn your work, so that you're looking at the inside, then you'll slip the stitch you had just knitted, and continue on purling 4, knitting 1, etc.

I hope this makes sense.

If you need any clarifications at all, please contact me again, ok?

Lisa

Margo said...

Wow! Thanks so much I wasn't even sure you would respond. I'm going to do some frogging. If I understand correctly after you do Row 1 you go to Right Hand instructions then follow the odd rows in the lace panel. In other words Odd Row,Right Hand,Odd Row Right Hand etc

redfear said...

They're beautiful! I love how feminine they are and the slit type thumb opening.

Anonymous said...

I made these Fishtail wristlets for my boss for Christmas and they turned out beautiful. I used a wool/alpaca blend and they're so soft and feminine. Thanks for the great pattern, now I'm working on the Zig Zag warmers for my mom.

Thank you for sharing your patterns.

Renee'

Anonymous said...

wow those are so cute damn i wish i could knit right now

Lee said...

Just wanted to say thank you, made a pair for my daughter in law,flat version ,had to have some for me,the instructions were so clearand the result sooo great thank again ,Lee

Ginny said...

So, in the 'work 11 stitches from lace panel', do you just work row 1?

lisabeedesigns said...

Ginny: That's your set up row for the lace panel area.

So your first row would be Knit 20 stitches, P1, K1, YO, K2, sl1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1, Knit 5 stitches.

Second row would be Knit 20 stitches, P1, K9, P1, Knit 5 stitches,

etc.

I hope this makes sense. Please feel free to message again for more clarification.

Lisa

Ginny said...

For the hands, do you keep repeating the row? Knit 20, w11, knit 5, w11(Row3) an so on?

Ginny said...

Ooh. Scratch that last one. I get it know. Thanks!

Belle said...

Oh my goodness.
I've looked at so many fingerless gloves/wrist warmer patterns and this is by far, one of my favorites.
The lace panel is just so gorgeous, and delicate-looking.
I really do hope I end up being able to knit these, because with my amateur-ish level of knitting knowledge, I probably can't.
Would you consider this an advanced pattern to follow?
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern with us all, also.

lisabeedesigns said...

Belle, I don't think this is particularly advanced. Just take a little extra care when you're doing the lace panel and you should be fine.

You'll do just fine!

Cheryl said...

I've started the fishtail wrist warmers. I'm using the double pointed needles and did fine until after working the lace panel pattern 3 times.

It says: on the next round follow the pattern as above?
Does this mean do 1 round of row 1?

There are two instructions for the even rows when you start the break for the thumb holes. (K1,P2,K1) or(Sl 1,P4,K1,P9,K1,P20) for the right hand.

I'm sorry I'm so confused. I'm probably making this more difficult than it really is.

Thanks,
Cheryl

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