Friday, January 04, 2008
Panta Headband and Matching wrist warmers
I made a Panta Headband - Panta is apparently the Finnish word for Headband - so my title is rather redundant.
I love Panta's ridges - I had enough yarn left over to make a pair of mitts to match.
These keep me cozy when I'm typing or playing...
Never fear that icy cold on your wrists in between your gloves and cuffs again...
Panta Wrist Warmers
Cast on 40 stitches and divide evenly among 3 needles and place a marker. Work in the round in Knit 2 Purl 2 ribbing - knitting each knit stitch and purling each purl stitch as it faces you for 44 rounds. I knit two extra stitches onto each needle so that I don't get any funny looking ridges - but if you can keep things nice and tight that won't be necessary for you.
For the thumb hole:
After you’ve knit the 44 rounds - when you get to your marker - just turn the work and start working back and forth over the stitches - you will still knit each knit stitch and purl each purl stitch as it faces you - then after you’ve worked 12 rows back and forth - put your marker back on at the end of the 12th row and just start knitting in the round again for 5 more rows and cast off in ribbing.