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Cable Knit Wristlets

Bundle up this winter with these cable knit wristlets.

What You Need

  • Simply Soft from Caron; 100% acrylic; 6 oz. (170g); 315 yds. (288m); worsted weight; #9702 Off White
  • Set of 5 Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (dpn) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Blunt-end yarn needle


Small: 1 ball Wrist circumference = 6 inches
Medium: 1 ball Wrist circumference = 7 1/2 inches
Large: 1 ball Wrist circumference = 9 inches

Instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes given in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.


Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in St st using Size 8 needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Special Abbreviations: C4F = Slip 2 stitches to cable needle (cn) and hold in front, knit 2, knit 2 from cn.

Pattern Stitches

1x1 Rib (a multiple of 2 sts; 1-rnd rep) Row 1: *P1, k1; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for 1x1 Rib.

Cable Pattern

One cable is 6 sts; 6-rnd rep Rnd 1: P1, C4F, p1. Rnds 2-6: P1, k4, p1. Rep Rnds 1-6 for Cable pat.


Cast on 32 (40, 44) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles as foll: 10 (14, 16) sts on Needles 1 and 3; 6 sts on Needles 2 and 4. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Mark beg of rnd, placing marker bet first and last st of rnd. Work in 1x1 Rib for 1 inch. Rnd 1: Work across Needle 1 in St st (k every RS row); work Rnd 1 of Cable pat on Needle 2; k sts on Needle 3; work Rnd 1 of Cable pat on Needle 4. Rnds 2-6: K all sts, working Rnds 2-6 of Cable pat on Needles 2 and 4. Rnd 7-Inc rnd: On Needle 1, k1, M1, k to last st of Needle 1, M1, k1, work even to end of rnd-34 (42, 46) sts. Rnds 8-18: Work even, keeping to Cable pat on Needles 2 and 4. Rnd 19-Inc rnd: Work even across Needles 1 and 2; on Needle 3, k1, M1, k to last st of Needle 3, M1, k1; work even to end of rnd-36 (44, 48) sts. Rnds 20-29: Work even, keeping to Cable pat on Needles 2 and 4. Rnd 30-Inc rnd: On Needle 1, k1, M1, k to last st of Needle 1, M1, k1, work even to end of rnd-38 (46, 50) sts. Work even until piece measures approx 8 inches from beg, end with Rnd 2 of Cable pat. Purl 1 rnd, then work 1 rnd in 1x1 Rib. Next rnd-Eyelet rnd: *K2tog, yo; rep from * around. Purl 1 rnd. Bind off.


With crochet hook, ch 24 inches. Fasten off. Weave it through Eyelet rnd and tie in bow.


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