Friday, October 30, 2009

Goldenrod Wrist Warmers

I showed these wrist warmers here before as a work in progress.* The pattern calls for crocheting a little tube for each thumb, and I began with every intention of doing that. Then things got hectic, a threw myself into finishing Julie's crochet block blanket, and we had an unseasonably frigid spell. So I asked myself, When's the last time your thumbs got really cold? And I can't remember ever thinking that my thumbs were cold. They're tough. If my fingers are hanging out, exposed to the elements, surely my thumbs can handle it, too. That's when I called these wrist warmers done and have been wearing them ever since.**

I love the goldenrod color because it's bright but still feels autumnal. They're made of leftover worsted-weight wool yarn from a scarf I made last year. It doesn't take much yarn, so it's a good way to use up scraps. Plus, I don't think the pattern could get any easier. Crochet a rectangle, then sew it up into a tube shape, skipping a few stitches so your thumbs can poke through. Want to give it a go? Here's the pattern on ravelry and on the original website.

Of course I recently came across another pattern for crocheted wrist warmers that I absolutely love, and I just must make them sometime. Check out Alicia's version, inspired by the ones Lucy made.

I hope you're staying warm and cozy on this last Friday of October. I can't believe October is nearly over! Soak it up while you can.

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*Oh wow, that works in progress post was in August. Time is flying right by. Please don't ask about those other WiPs. They're languishing in my craft basket, waiting for Christmas break.

**Well almost. Lately we've been having some lovely warm weather and I've been prancing around with no wrist warmers or jacket.


  1. Oh, these are beautiful, Allison..! I'm glad to see you're staying warm... These are my favorite kind of gloves - I can't really wear ones with fingers... (Of course, I live in a part of the country where I don;t need to. Heh.)


  2. i love fingerless gloves!!
    these are so great allison! i love them
    have a great day

  3. They look beautiful, Allison. I love the color! I have to get myself a pair of wrist warmers/fingerless gloves this winter, especially when hiking, because I usually have my camera with me, and need quick access to the buttons.


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