Rasta Star Wristwarmers

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta

Colors: Soriano and Stitch Red

DPNs: 9

Gauge: 4 st to 1 in over stockinette

Star Stitch in the Round (multiple of 4 st over 4 rows):

To make the stars in the round – Knit 3 stitches together, leaving stitches on the left needle, Yarn Over, and Knit the same 3 stitches together again and drop from the left needle

Cast on a multiple of 4, place the stitch marker on your right needle and join to knit in the round, being careful that the stitches are not twisted

Round 1: Knit all stitches
Round 2: *Make Star, K1* – continue to end of round
Round 3: Knit all stitches
Round 4: Knit 1, *Make star – continue to end of round.
(You will only be knitting two at the beginning of this round. In all other instances, you will only knit 1) You will end the round by making a star; you will see that you have two stitches before your stitch marker, and one after the stitch marker. Slip two stitches to the right needle (slip purlwise so the stitches are not twisted), remove your stitch marker, and slip the two stitches back to the left needle. Now, make your star, and then slip one stitch back to the left needle, place the marker on the right needle. The marker will be back in the same position it was before you removed it to make the star and will correctly mark the end/beginning of the round.

Repeat Round 1-4 for pattern

Skill needed: M1R and M1L increases.

PATTERN:

CO 28 st using knitting on or long tail cast on method.

Work two rounds of star st in red, two rounds of star st in blue. Keep going until cuff is length you want (around 3 inches).

RED Round 1: Knit all stitches
RED Round 2: *Make Star, K1* – continue to end of round
BLUE Round 3: Knit all stitches
BLUE Round 4: Knit 1, *Make star – continue to end of round.

RED Round 1: Knit all stitches
RED Round 2: *Make Star, K1* – continue to end of round
BLUE Round 3: Knit all stitches
BLUE Round 4: Knit 1, *Make star – continue to end of round.

RED Round 1: Knit all stitches
RED Round 2: *Make Star, K1* – continue to end of round
BLUE Round 3: Knit all stitches
BLUE Round 4: Knit 1, *Make star – continue to end of round.

Knit one round in blue to set up for thumb gusset increases.

Follow the rest of this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vancouver-specials-half-mitts

THUMB GUSSET:

Round 1:
Needle1: k1, p1, k3, p1, k2 (8 st total)
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 2:
Needle1: k1, p1, k3, p1, k2
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 3:
Needle1: k1, p1, k3, p1, k2 (8 st total)
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 4: Increase Round:
Needle1: k1, p1, k1, M1L, k1, M1R, k1, p1, k2 (10 st total)
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 5:
Needle1: k all k st, p all p st
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 6:
Needle1: k all k st, p all p st
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 7: Increase Round:
Needle1: k1, p1, k1, M1L, k3, M1R, k1, p1, k2 (12 st total)
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 8:
Needle1: k all k st, p all p st
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 9:
Needle1: k all k st, p all p st
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 10: Increase Round:
Needle1: k1, p1, k1, M1L, k5, M1R, k1, p1, k2 (total 14 st)
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 11:
Needle1: k all k st, p all p st
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 12:
Needle1: k all k st, p all p st
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

SET ASIDE STITCHES FOR THE THUMB

Round 13:
Needle1: k2, (CO 3 st onto right needle using backward loops), place next 9 st from left needle onto scrap yarn, k2 (8 st total)
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Round 14-19 (6 rows):
Needle1: k
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Icelandic bind off. Weave in ends.

MAKING THE THUMB

Round 13: Place 9 st from waste yarn onto a needle. Knit 5 of those st on Needle1, and last 4 on Needle2. PU an additional 6 st (1 more on Needle2, and 5 on Needle3). (15 st total)

Round 14-19 (6 rows):
Needle1: k
Needle2: k
Needle3: k

Icelandic bind off. Weave in ends.

Advertisements

So... whaddya think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s