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Purple Scarf and Wrist Warmers

This was the fist project I did with cotton yarn. A friend of mine was going to use this beautiful Ultra Pima Cotton from Cascade Yarns to make a scarf on my knitting machine, but it turned out to be a little too thick for the machine and I traded her some skinny cotton from my stash for this yarn. With the winter Northern California weather upon us, it seemed appropriate to make a scarf/hat/mittens set, and I settled on a scarf and wrist warmers that worked quite nicely with the amount of yarn I had. The scarf is the same as the Raspberry Scarf from an earlier post, but the wrist warmers are new.

Yarn and Needles


20 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches)
The final size of the scarf is 30 X 195 cm (1 x 6.4 feet)
Wrist warmers fit a medium size woman's hand (18cm/7in long)

Pattern and Process

For the scarf, follow the pattern in the Raspberry Scarf and Mittens post but increase the number of stitches to cast on to 48. Knit until it reaches desired length.

For the mittens:

Cast on 40 stitches and distribute them evenly over 4 double pointed needles.

Work the first 10 rounds in 1x1 rib (alternating purl and knit stitches) to make the cuff. Then continue in the following pattern:

To make the thumb, pick up 9 stitches from the body of the mitten and arrange all 18 stitches (7 from the stitch holder + 9 newly picked up ones) on 3 or 4 double-pointed needles.  Work in stockinette stitch (all knit rounds) for 9 rounds. Cast off on the 10th round