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susiecb Sat 24-Sep-11 10:25:17

I have just sewn up two pairs of these that I knitted very quickly. They are just plain knitting so suitable for all knitters. You use Fair Isle wool which knits itself into a patter and i have lovely writwarmers which I have never worm before but I am sure will keep my achy finger joints cosy. Cost £.50 per pair.

susiecb Sat 24-Sep-11 10:26:04

That should have said £3.50 per pair!

greenmossgiel Sat 24-Sep-11 10:38:50

Is the wool a sort of 'random' type, susiecb?

Elegran Sat 24-Sep-11 11:05:41

susiecb If you had used 4 needles you could have missed out the sewing up. You'd be finished before you began.

These sound great. Have you considered selling these on Folksy?

susiecb Sun 25-Sep-11 10:46:30

The pattern is Sirdar 9135 and has socks, legwarmers, wristwarmers for adults and children. The wool is Sirdar Crofter Fair Isle effect D/K. I dont know about Folksy will look it up. Selling things is fraught with hazard though cos the tax man always knows and that complicates the pension but I am happy to knit for friends. When I get DH to photograph for me I will put a photo on ravelry.

Twobabes Mon 26-Sep-11 01:37:19

My sis-i-l had a brainwave! She suffers badly from the cold and wears lovely long socks in interesting colours and designs. When the feet get holey she chops them off, neatens the edge and wears the leg sections as long wristwarmers under a sweater. The knee ribbing is snug and neat around her wrists.

tanith Sun 09-Oct-11 22:22:35

I made some pairs of the these for the girls in the family last christmas , I used the 4needle method and a free pattern I found online. They were really cute and I used different colours and wools. Everyone loved them.. I should really knit some for myself... have to find that pattern it had a lovely sort of shell edging...

Gally Mon 10-Oct-11 09:29:53

I can never quite get my head around wrist warmers. What happens to the fingers - do they freeze and if you are wearing gloves, surely they come over the wrist so you can't wear both at the same time? Enlightenment please confused

susiecb Mon 10-Oct-11 13:03:56

I think there will be occasions when I wear them in the house so fingers free to do things. My hands get very cold when not in use (even if the heating is on) and then the joints start to swell and throb. I did think that I would probably have the wristwarmers on over gloves when out for extra cosyness and certainly for golf.

tanith Wed 12-Oct-11 08:48:09

Gally the pattern I used ended sort of half-way up the fingers so only the last joint was showing , so it keeps the wrist and especially the thumb and first two finger joints warm and cosy leaving the finger tips free to do whatever you want to, I made the arms different lengths too as one grandaughter liked to wear a 3/4 length sleeve coat so I made the arms longer for her they were almost elbow length , for my sons girlfriend I made them with white fluffy wool and she wore them with a dress to a party she loved them... some patterns also come with a sort of cosy part that you can fold back or pull up over your fingers so the best of both worlds... you can also wear a thin pair of gloves under the wrist warmers if you wanted in fact in Tesco they sell them as pairs in the Winter.. I use them more around the house and garden as I said to keep my wrists and arthritic thumb joint warm..

Gally Wed 12-Oct-11 09:19:07

Thank you Tanith all is now clear as a bell! grin

Hunt Sun 04-Dec-11 10:16:13

I'd love to knit a pair of wrist warmers for the old arthritic thumbs but the old arthritic thumbs won't let me! Impasse!

Jacey Sun 04-Dec-11 17:59:20

susiecb where did you find the pattern please? I've been looking for a pattern in chunky wool.