Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
PurpleDolphinGirl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
PurpleDolphinGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Cabled wrist warmers
Made 3/4 of one wrist warmer. 2x4 ribbing at each end and 6st cables throughout length of pattern. Got first round past thumb-hole done, tried it on...and can't even get my hand through the cabled part :( Ribbed part is an ideal fit. I though about casting on an extra 6 stitches to give the room my hand needs...but then the ribbed part (which I'd like to be kind of a snug fit) seems loose and sloppy when I try it on. Any thoughts? Link to pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/projects/loumai/isje
__________________
Amy
______

AquaDolphin on ravelry.com
PurpleDolphinGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PurpleDolphinGirl For This Useful Post:
Frulanuprak (03-12-2014)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-09-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,379
Thanks: 617
Thanked 3,374 Times in 3,057 Posts
Elegant mitts.
Try casting on the original number of sts for the rib and then increaseing 6sts (or whatever seems best) so that the increases sts fall between the cables. Then on the last cable row, decrease the same number of sts so that the rib at the end is as you like it.They're going to be lovely.
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,521
Thanks: 1,951
Thanked 3,084 Times in 2,595 Posts
You could also use smaller needles for the rib and the same number of stitches as for the hand. It just depends on which way you prefer or have the needles for.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..


Last edited by GrumpyGramma : 02-09-2014 at 07:36 PM. Reason: clarification
GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 10:11 PM   #4
PurpleDolphinGirl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
PurpleDolphinGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Hadn't thought of that one. Thanks for the idea. Planning to make a cabled hat and this mitt pattern matches the hat cables closely...which is why I really want to make these work so they'll fit!
__________________
Amy
______

AquaDolphin on ravelry.com
PurpleDolphinGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
PurpleDolphinGirl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
PurpleDolphinGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
yippee!
Ended up combing both suggestions. Went down a size for ribbing (fits even better now) and increased 8 stitches right before beginning first cable row...pleased to report it's working like a charm. *Does happy dance*
__________________
Amy
______

AquaDolphin on ravelry.com
PurpleDolphinGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PurpleDolphinGirl For This Useful Post:
GrumpyGramma (02-10-2014), justplaincharlotte (02-10-2014), KnitBeg (02-18-2014)
Old 02-10-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,379
Thanks: 617
Thanked 3,374 Times in 3,057 Posts
Excellant! I hope we get to see a photo of the finished mitts. They're susre to be a hit.
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 02:07 PM   #7
PurpleDolphinGirl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
PurpleDolphinGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Maybe I'm missing something obvious here...but how does one post a pic in a forum post? Got one mitt done!!
__________________
Amy
______

AquaDolphin on ravelry.com
PurpleDolphinGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 03:33 PM   #8
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,379
Thanks: 617
Thanked 3,374 Times in 3,057 Posts
Not so obvious but here's the link:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...73#post1118273
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #9
PurpleDolphinGirl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
PurpleDolphinGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Finished mitts!
Yay! Got them done. Working on the matching hat now
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	mitts.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	207.3 KB
ID:	57602  
__________________
Amy
______

AquaDolphin on ravelry.com
PurpleDolphinGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PurpleDolphinGirl For This Useful Post:
Woofens (02-18-2014)
Old 02-18-2014, 02:03 PM   #10
Woofens
Turning the Heel
 
Woofens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Morristown, Ohio
Posts: 738
Thanks: 676
Thanked 364 Times in 287 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Woofens Send a message via MSN to Woofens Send a message via Yahoo to Woofens Send a message via Skype™ to Woofens
Originally Posted by PurpleDolphinGirl View Post
Yay! Got them done. Working on the matching hat now
Those are really pretty!!
__________________
Janis

http://www.ravelry.com/people/Woofens

The only difference between an experienced knitter and new knitter is that the experienced knitter makes bigger mistakes faster. Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

OTN:
Blocks in Blocks Afgan for Taz
Pet snuggles for charity
BonBons fingerless mitts for Sarah
Dorm socks for Skye-finished
Dallas Cowboys Man Hat for John-finished
and as always, dish cloths.
Woofens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO Wrist warmers offgridgirl What'cha Knittin'? 9 12-19-2012 01:06 AM
Wrist Warmers dustinac What'cha Knittin'? 18 12-16-2008 03:05 AM
simple wrist warmers? psychedelic_oatmeal How-to Questions 8 12-12-2007 02:43 PM
Wrist warmers for Charity nascardudette Charity Knitting 2 07-02-2007 12:02 PM
I'm a KellyK Kopy Kat...cabled wrist warmers gardenmommy What'cha Knittin'? 3 12-19-2006 03:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.