Designer Aleks Byrd named these wrist warmers after her grandmother who was a masterful knitter. A discovery of a little booklet with motifs she had created and copied from traditional patterns back in 1930s Estonia inspired these embroidered looking wrist warmers.
Knit from the bottom up, the body of these wrist warmers features a motif created using the Estonian inlay technique called “Roosimine”. The contrast colours (CC1 and CC2) are held double for the inlay floats. Curious to learn more about Roosimine? Check out Aleks' blog post explaining what it is and how it works!
This project can be made by an advanced beginner; comfortable with knitting with two colours in the round and the pattern includes video tutorial links.
Using the Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering
Original: Scafell Pike, Cowberry & Buttermere
Grey: Hadrian's Wall, White Heather & Scafell Pike
Teal: Eden Valley, Buttermere & Scafell Pike
Using Walcot Yarns Opus
Opus 1: Cove, Cinnabar, Grey
Opus 2: Grey, Lapis, Maya
Opus 3: Ink, Love Potion, Greenery
These wrist warmers are knit in the round from the bottom up.
The cuff features 3x3 rib and corrugated ribbing.
The body of the wrist warmer features a motifs created using the Estonian inlay technique called “Roosimine”. Contrast colours (CC1 and CC2) are held double for the inlay floats. Video tutorial links are included for Roosimine technique.
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering(90% masham wool / merino, 10% mohair: 100g - 300m / 328 yds, 10g - 30m / 32 yds)
MC: 1 skein (100g)
CC1: 1 mini skein (10g)
CC2: 1 mini skein (10g)
Walcot Yarns Opus (70% Falkland Merino, 30% Baby Alpaca: 100g - 325m, 20g - 65m)
MC: 1 skeins (100g)
CC1: 1 mini skein (20g)
CC2: 1 mini skein (20g)
A. Length: 24 cm / 9.5”
B. Wrist circumference: 20 cm / 8”
C. Length cuff to thumb hole: 18 cm / 7”
- Knitting in the round
- Corrugated (2 color) ribbing Roosimine (video tutorials included)
- Purlwise cable cast on (video tutorial link included)