When I get cold . . . . I’m open to almost anything to keep me warm . . . particularly if it involves knitting. One thing that I like to wear is wristers. It’s amazing how much warmth a knit wrist band can add.
It occurred to me that my wristers could be a tad more frivolous (and useful) than those I’ve already knit. So, yesterday I decided to give it a try.
I knit wristers with pockets in them! The wristers look like cuffs on a very warm sweater and the pockets are just the right size for tucking some coffee money inside . . . or the little hand warmers that I use frequently at work.
I call them my Coffee Break Wristers©. . . just a simple 2×2 rib with and inset pocket. I like the ribbing because it draws the wrister close to the wrist. The money sticks out of the pocket only for the photo. The pockets are deep enough to tuck the money all the way inside. They are amazingly warm! There is a button closure, but it’s hidden behind the paper bill in the photo.
That’s about it for my thrilling weekend. It was pretty cold outside: double digits below zero F. I spent much of the weekend here, under the blanket with my nose in the book. Officer Friendly won that blanket at a church festival raffle we went to the first year we were married – so I cuddled up in fond memories while I read.
To make the Coffee Break Wristers©:
Worsted weight yarn
#5 (US) double-pointed needles.
CO 40 stitches.
K2, P2 for 18 rounds.
On next round, BO 14 stitches for insert pocket, continue in established ribbing to end of round.
On next round, CO 14stitches in ribbing pattern, contiue in established ribbing to end of round.
K2, P2, for five more round.
BO in ribbing.
Turn wrister inside-out.
At the edge where you CO, pick up 14 stitches and follow ribbing pattern for 16 rows.
BO in ribbing.
Sew pocket to inside of wrister.
Weave in all ends.
If you don’t know how to do inset pockets, then just CO 40, and then K2, P2 ribbing for 25 rounds, BO in ribbing. Then make a patch pocket in the ribbing and then sew it on, matching the ribs.
Tuck some cash in the pocket and take yourself out for coffee!