Lab Cat

27 Aug 2009


Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , — Cat @ 11:13 am
Blue and pale green wrist warmer sampler

Blue and pale green wrist warmer sampler

I knit this last night.  I did it with purl on the outside and I tried Norwegian purling for the yarn carried in the left hand.  I ended up switching yarns around so they weren’t always carried by the same hand.  In fact at one point I had the yarns around my neck and I was just using my left hand.  It seemed to stop the yarns from getting twisted up around each other.

Next: It would be interesting to see what would happen if the lighter color was the main color.


Pattern: Wrist Warmer self designed using Anna Zilboorg’s Turkish Stitches chart

Yarn: Knit Picks Cotton Shine Sport in blue (hydrangea) and pale green (silver sage)

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)


I cast on 48 stitches using a long tail cast on and knit k2, p2 rib for 5 rows.  I then purled the body of the wrist warmer carrying the yarn in front.

For the first round I purled 2 blue, followed by 2 green for one round

For rounds 2 & 3 I purled in green above blue and blue above green.

Next I did two repeats of the Turkish stitch.

To end I repeated the 2 green and 2 blue

Finally k2,p2 rib for five rounds

Bind off using Russian/Grumperiana’s bind off.

Duplicate stitch the one spot where I had got a blue instead of a green. Sigh.

Sew in ends.

Grin widely as you turn it to the right side as it looks good.

Wrist warmer detail

Wrist warmer detail



  1. I’m confused by the “purl on the outside” concept. Do you mean that you’re doing the whole thing inside out, with purl stitches instead of knit? What is the benefit? You’ve made this cat very curious!

    Comment by pdxknitterati — 27 Aug 2009 @ 11:23 am

    • Yes, exactly.

      It means that the yarn of unworked color doesn’t get pulled too tight because they are on the outside when being worked.

      Comment by Cat — 27 Aug 2009 @ 11:41 am

  2. I like the color combo. The turkish pattern could get addicting.

    Comment by Lisa — 27 Aug 2009 @ 11:36 am

    • Expect many more of them in the future months. I have lots of color combos to try.

      Comment by Cat — 27 Aug 2009 @ 11:42 am

  3. The only time I tried stranded colorwork, I got the floats too tight which made the item unwearable. I’ve been a little leery of trying it again, but maybe if I try this method of carrying the floats in front, things might work out better!

    Comment by mrswhatsit — 28 Aug 2009 @ 8:17 pm

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