These comfy and warm Wristers are the perfect antidote to chilly hands when riding the ferry to Q-Cove (Quathiaski Cove), Quadra Island from Campbell River, Vancouver Island, in the Fall and Winter. One is compelled to stay on the ship’s deck for the 10-minute ferry trip across Discovery Pass to take in nature’s beautiful display of the islands and wildlife.
One Size (O/S)
Finished Measurements – 7 ¾“ circumference [19.5] cm and 9 ½” length [23.5] cm
Berroco Ultra Alpaca – 215 yds (197 m), 3.53 ounces ( 100 g) 50% Wool,50% Camelid-Alpaca; (1) skein – Stone Washed Mix (Blue) and (1) skein – Winter White 6201
US #5 (3.75 mm) dpn’s or circular (using magic loop method) or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers (3)
Stockinette stitch – 21 stitches x 30 rows over 4 inches (10cm)
Please see our standard abbreviations.
These one size Wristers are worked in the round from the wrist to the fingers. The Wristers, worked right side facing in knit stitch, incorporate an 8 row repeating stripe pattern for the body of the Wrister and thumb, yarn over increases for the thumb and purls stitches for all edge trim.
JOGLESS STRIPES (J1)
At the color change for the stripes work the first rnd as established with the new color. At the start of the second rnd, slip the first st as to purl and work the rnd as established.
Quathiaski is worked in the round from the wrist to the fingers. Two colors are used for the stripes (MC) and (CC). You may carry up and weave in the yarn as you go for the alternating colors or you may choose to cut and weave in ends after. Use the method that you prefer. I used both of these methods, respectively, on the Blue (MC) Wristers pictured. Color change is worked on the palm side of the wrister.
6 rnds (MC)
2 rnds (CC)
WRISTERS (note separate instructions for left and right thumb)
LEFT and RIGHT Wrister
CO 40 sts in MC with the Long Tail Cast on. Join in the rnd being careful to not twist your stitches, pm.
All rnds are RS.
Rnd 1: P
Rnd 2: P
Begin working in color pattern in knit st:
6 rnds MC
2 rnds CC
Repeat these 8 rnds, 5 times using (J1) on second rnd of each color change.
Piece will measure 5 ½“ or 13.5 cm
Begin Thumb Shaping (while at the same time maintain the color pattern)
Left Wrister – Thumb Shaping
Rnd 1: Sm, k.
Rnd 2: Sm, J1, k9, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm. Complete working the rnd as established; 42 sts.
Rnd 3: Sm, k rnd.
Rnd 4: Sm, k10, sm, yo, k until next m, yo, sm, complete working rnd as established.
Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 until there are 15 sts between markers (thumb increases).
Next 2 Rnds: Sm, k10, p15, k29.
Next Rnd: Sm, k10, BO 15 sts pwise. Complete rnd.
Next Rnd: Sm, k9. K the next st and pass the previous k st over. Complete rnd.
Next 8 Rnds: Sm, work even; 39 sts
Next 2 Rnds: Sm, p.
Right Wrister- Thumb Shaping
Rnd 1: Sm, k.
Rnd 2: Sm, (J1) k30 st pm, yo, k1, yo, pm. Complete working the rnd as established.
Rnd 3: Sm k rnd.
Rnd 4: Sm, k30, sm, yo, k until next m, yo, sm. Complete working rnd as established.
Repeat Rnd 3 and 4 until there are 15 sts between markers (thumb increases).
Next 2 Rnds: Sm, k29, p15, k10.
Next Rnd: Sm, k29, BO 15 sts pwise. Complete rnd.
Next Rnd: Sm, k 28. K the next st and pass previous k st over. Complete rnd; 39 sts.
Next 8 Rnds: Sm, work even; 39 sts.
Next 2 Rnds: Sm, p.
Weave in all ends. When completed, lightly steam the wristers and ensure that your stripe stitches all line up.
About the Designer: Karen Bourquin
Karen lives in a small seaside city on beautiful Vancouver Island in Canada, where she and her husband own and run a busy year-round Inn and RV Resort.
Her designs have been published in magazines, books and online including: knit.purl, I Like Knitting, Debbie Bliss – Creative Cables, Twist, Fresh Designs–Cooperative Press and Ravelry.
Find her at www.docksideknits.wordpress.com and Oceangrl on Ravelry.