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Lion Brand Yarn

By Vickie Howell
When a professional knitter and a movie critic live in the same household, there’s bound to be some crossover. In our house, that convergence takes form as “Movie Mondays” on my blog. Every week I post screenshots of the knitwear I spot in one of the many flicks we’re watching — we’ve become veritable eagle eyes of Silver Screen yarn; my sons even commenting when a beanie or blanket flashes across the television. Recently, while researching Twilight for his movie news website,, my husband came across this photo still of Alice wearing fingerless mitts in the upcoming sequel, New Moon. Enter this project: simple wrist warmers for a complicated girl!
Alicenewmoon Movieshot
(Photo: Summit Entertainment)


1 ball Lion wool yarn in Ocean Blues Print
Size US 8(5mm) DPNS
or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn

Sizes: Women’s S/M (L/XL)
Gauge: 16 sts × 24 rows =4″(10mm) in St st
* list of knitting abbreviations
Level: Beginner


Make 2.
CO 31(35) sts. Divide sts evenly over dpns. Join, taking care not to twist. Place marker.
Rnd 1: Work in K1,P1 rib.
Continue working in rib for 2″.
Next rnd: Knit.
Continue knitting in straight St st (which in the round, means knit every row), until piece measures 7″ (7 ½”) from the end.
Thumb Opening: (This section WILL BE KNIT STRAIGHT, not in the round.)
Next row (RS): Knit all sts. ¬†Once you’ve knit the last st on the last needle, flip piece over.¬†
Next row (WS): Purl. Once you’ve purled the last st on the last needle, flip piece over.
Repeat last 2 rows, 6 more times.
Return working in rounds. Knit 2 rnds.
Next rnd: Work in K1, P1 rib.
Continue working in rib for 1 ¾”(2″). BO in rib st.
Weave in ends.
About the Author:
Vickie Howell is a mother, designer, author and crafty spokesperson. Her latest book (co-written with Adrienne Armstrong) AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher is available now. For more information on Vickie and her projects, go to