Wristlets and Fingerless Gloves

I am almost finished with the wristlets and fingerless gloves. Just need to finish sewing them together. I will probably also pick up stitches to cover the thumb. For speed I used straight needles, but some designs work very well in the round with double point needles.

Knitted wristlets, ready to sew the side seam.

Yarns: Vanna's Choice, 100% Acrylic, size 4 and
Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, not quite as  thick as Vanna's Choice, but much so

White Cable Wristlet, Instructions Below

Cable Wristlet

1 pair straight size 5 knitting needles
1 double point size 5 needle, or cable needle
1 ball Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted yarn, 4 ounces, 203 yards

11 stitches, 14 rows = 2"x2" in stockinette stitch

Cast on 40 stitches, using long tail cast on and allow enough yarn tail to sew sides together.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 10 or 11 rows, longer if you want a long cuff or to fold your cuff
Left Wristlet:    (Right Wristlet changes listed below)
1st row above cuff, (Right Side)  K5, P2, Slip 3 to cable needle, hold in front, Knit next 3 from left needle, Knit the 3 from the cable needle, P2, K25
2nd row above cuff and all even rows between cuff ribbing and end ribbing, (Wrong Side)  P25, K2, P6, K2, P5
3rd  Row above cuff, K5, P2, K6, P2, K25
4th row above cuff, repeat 2nd row
5th row above cuff, repeat 3rd row
6th row above cuff, repeat 2nd row

repeat 1st Row above cuff and continue in pattern for two more patterns then end with 1st Row 

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4 rows, bind off in pattern, leave a yarn tail to sew top cuff

Finish by sewing about 2 3/4" up from lower cuff and down about 1 inch from the top cuff.  This should leave approximately a 1 3/4 or 2" opening for the thumb.  If desired, pick up 4 or 5 stitches at the bottom of the thumb opening, and increase one stitch on each side as you pick up the side stitches on the thumb opening, work 7-9 rows with the pattern side facing the outside, finish with two rows in K1P1 ribbing and bind off.  Tuck yarn ends, trim yarn ends.

Right Wristlet:
Pattern Rows: 
Row 1. K25, P2, Slip 3 stitches to cable needle, hold in back, K3 from left needle, K3 from cable needle, P2, K5
Rows 2, 4 and 6. P5, K2, P6, K2, P25
Rows 3 and 5. K25, P2, K6, P2, K5

With thumb gusset
Without thumb gusset

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