Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ladders Handwarmers

The Ladders Handwarmers pattern was inspired by a desire to have warm hands but to not look overly bulky at the same time. The ladders lace pattern balances a delicate look and a chunky yarn.

Size: 8" x 6 1/2" (Before sewing)

Yarn:
Loops and Threads - Dewdrops color smokey quartz - 2 balls

Supplies:
US Size 13/Metric 9mm
crochet hook to weave in ends
needle and thread

Glossary:
K - knit
P - purl
YO - yarn over
KBL - knit thru back loop
PBL - purl thru back loop
K2 - knit 2 together
SKP - slip 1 stitch knit wise, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over

Ladders Pattern (Multiple of 7 stitches):
Row 1: K, SKP, YO, KBL, YO, K2, K, repeat across row
Row 2: P 3 stitches, PBL, P 3 stitches, repeat across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2


Handwarmer:
Cast on 14 stitches
Work Ladders Pattern until piece measures 8" (or desired width of hand). Finish on row 1.
Bind off in pattern on row 2.
Pick up 24 stitches along one side and work K 2 P 2 ribbing for 1"
Bind off in pattern.


Weave in ends and sew side seam, leaving thumb opening 1" down from the top.

Work 1 round of single crochet around thumb opening if desired.


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