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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

39 thoughts on “Alice Wrist Warmers

  1. i can’t knit but this is awesome!!! i wish i could make a pair for myself!!! i’llshow this to my friend and ask her if she can knit those beautiful wrist warmers for me XD (sorry for my english)

  2. i love these. so gonna make them. thanks.
    can u post a pattern for the shrug alice wears on bella’s first day in twilight??

  3. Hi, i am knitting these and it is the first time i have used dpns and everything is going fine BUT how do i knit straight? I can’t get passed the thumb opening..

  4. I made one so far i wish that you could see a picture of the other side so we can see what the thumb part looks like i followed the pattern and i got two holes and had to sew the other hole up. not sure what i did wrong im sure that i followed the pattern right.

  5. I thought this said to use a flower loom, but then the instructions say 8DPNS. Can anyone help me figure out how to do this on a loom?

  6. Hi Wendy,
    The loom pattern is coming out tomorrow! And yes we are using a flower loom. This was the original knitting pattern that is the inspiration.

  7. I was just wondering if anyone knew the actual color for these, because the Ocean Blues print does not have the orange in it that the wrist warmers do. I’ve been through all the yarn on the Lion Brand site, and it’s not there. Anyone else noticed or knows the actual one?

  8. I haven’t read the Twilight books (although I see students reading them all over the school) nor have I seen the movie, but I just love this pattern. I finished a pair for my daughter in law & might just make one for myself when holiday gifts are finished!

  9. I ws just wondering if you have a pattern for a womens size small instead of large and x-large?
    Also, I wanted t know if yu had any crochet patterns for this?

  10. im a new knitter so im not sure if im missing something but 31sts wont work in the k1p1 ribbing? am i crazy and sleep deprived or am i not aware of something here that i should be? any help would be so awesome! even if its “your daft go to sleep!” lmoa! thanks

  11. When you knit straight, I understand the reverse and how to get the flat panel. But, do you just leave the yarn on the unused pin alone, and then pick it back up when you go back to knitting in the round? It seems like it would get very tight and then close up the thumb hole, but I can’t figure out what to do with that loop of yarn instead.

  12. Hi thanks for the help earlier how I don’t see a pattern for his on the loom. Is it followed the same way? I am new to knitting and am only doing loom knitting since it is easier for me.

  13. I love these, but have not learned to knit on the dpn. I can knit on the loom. I need the instructions to do them on the loom.

  14. I need the instructions for these, to do on the loom. Can not seem to learn how to work with the dpn. I can knit on the loom.

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