These wrist warmers are inspired by Lithuanian beaded wristers that I saw onUPDATE May 2009: I have since found out that these are part of the traditional Lithaunian national costume. They are called riešinės (wristbands) in Lithuanian. They are often made in garter stitch with beaded patterns, but are also made in circular knitting with colorwork, lace, and cable patterns. Finished Measurements Women’s small (medium) Approx 6 1/2 (7”)/16.5 (18 cm) around and 7″ (18 cm) long. Materials 1 ball of Cleckheaton Studio Mohair 8 ply (50% mohair, 50% acrylic, 160m, 50g), color 11 Size 1 (2.25mm) knitting needles Extra needle for 3-needle bind off Approx 500 size 6 seed beads Big-eye beading needle Tapestry needle , hosted Carrie Anne Dennison, who attended Woolfest last year. I don’t know if they are a traditional Lithuanian design, but I plan to find out on my trip to Lithuania next summer.Want more patterns? Check out Donna Druchunas’s books at https://sheeptoshawl.com/knitting-books/ Free Pattern: Black Purl Magazine: Lietuvos Riešines (Beaded Wrist Warmers) Pattern by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at sheeptoshawl.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at https://sheeptoshawl.com/about-donna/contact-me/.
Free Pattern: Black Purl Magazine: Lietuvos Riešines (Beaded Wrist Warmers) Pattern
Originally published in Black Purl Magazine, Winter 2007