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My friend Maria of Maria Modeo Handmade in Italy is an amazing knitter, designer and teacher. She’s helped me numerous times with my knitting issues and is incredibly knowledgeable about all things yarn-related. I already posted last year about her bandana-style neckwarmer pattern, and will post in the springtime about a summer sweater I sewed from a course of hers. The first course of hers I took, however, was for the Tepore wrist warmer pattern. (update: which is now available also in English!)
While most wrist warmers feature a little tube for the thumb, the Tepore pattern has a simple thumb opening, which is really easy and therefore ideal for beginner knitters like myself.
I’d wanted to knit wrist warmers or fingerless gloves for a while and also wanted to learn more about using double pointed needles, so I jumped at the opportunity to learn from Maria’s course. I was surprised at just how easy it is to use this type of needle when working in the round once you get everything started. (Image above taken from my Instagram account. Are you following me there yet?!)
This pattern is worked in the round, mostly in stockinette stitch, except where the thumbhole is. The stitches in that area are slightly looser than in the rest, so that’s something I need to work on in the future.
An additional feature is embroidery along the garter stitch in a contrasting color, although it’s completely optional. I decided to buy a second color of the same yarn to make two matching pairs in my two favorite colors: avocado green and purple!
I used Lanecardate Lamora yarn, 75% superfine wool, 25% angora. It is amazingly soft and warm, and not at all itchy.
The model is meant to fit snugly and it has to get pulled on over a medium-sized hand with a little bit of coaxing. They are, however, still quite comfortable, though if I were to knit these again, I’d probably use 3.5 mm needles instead of 3 mm to make them a little larger.
I added a couple extra rows to the thumbhole in the purple pair to make it wider, but I don’t think it’s really all that necessary.
Conclusion? This is a really easy pattern, great for beginners, and makes really snuggly and useful wrist warmers. Two thumbs up!
And if you prefer a super quick no-knitting version of these, check out my wristwarmers made from refashioned socks!