As the colder weather doesn’t seem to be letting up, I’m still wearing my MillaMia wristwarmers that I made for myself over Christmas. I’ve worked with MillaMia merino yarn before, when I made this adorable baby hat, but I was curious about using their soft aran yarn and picked up a couple of balls alongside their Finishing Touch book back when I went to The Knitting and Stitching show in October 2014 – yep, it’s taken me this long to make them! I’ll use this post to talk through how I made them and how you can make them too.
- MillaMia’s Finishing Touch book
- A pair of 4mm (US 6) knitting needles
- A pair of 5mm (US 8) knitting needles
- MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (50g) in Teal (231)
- MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (50g) in Slate (200)
- Cable needle
- Yarn needle
Before I get started, I have to say that these were incredibly quick to work up; I sat and made them over the Christmas holidays and completed them within a couple of days. While cable knitting had been something I was wary of before, once I got going and you get yourself into a rhythm with it, it’s straightforward and an enjoyable pattern to work with. Plus, the stitch looks great and I love the depth it gives. I’d only ever tried cabling once before, when I made this cowl, so the pattern isn’t too complex.
The yarn itself is smooth to work with and glides through the needles; having worn these over the last month or so they definitely keep me warm, so a great yarn choice for the colder weather.
While I was making them I did have concerns as to whether I’d have enough of the Teal shade, so something to be wary of – had I run out I would’ve introduced the Slate shade a little sooner. There also aren’t any detailed instructions on joining, so I just put it against my hand to see where the gap for my thumb needed to be.
The great thing about these wristwarmers is that they’re unisex and MillaMia have a great selection of colours to choose from. I chose Teal and Slate, but I’m tempted to make them again in Magenta and Ochre – for a brighter make.
What do you think? Tempted to give them a go?
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions on how I made these wristwarmers do drop me a comment below. Now where is that warmer weather? I’m looking forward to spring…