Techniques used

• Cast on stitches
• Cast off stitches
• Knitting in the round
• Picking up stitches
• Cables (chart and written instructions provided)
• Stitch increases
• Stitch decreases

Saxon Wrist Warmers - English


Saxon Wrist Warmers are knit as a single piece from the bottom up starting with the wrist ribbing. The thumb gusset is shaped with simple increases made towards the front and back inner sides of the hand. The front of the wrist warmers are adorned with the intricate Saxon Braid. The upper edges of the hand and thumb are finished with a 1×1 rib.


One size – Adult.

The pattern includes easy modifications to help you achieve a customised fit.

Finished Measurements

Circumference around cabled section, unstretched: approx. 16 cm [6.25 inches]

Length from top to bottom: approx. 17.5 cm [7 inches]

Circumference around thumb section: approx. 8 cm [3.25 inches]


22 stitches x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (in stocking stitch on a 4.00 mm [US6] needle).

Suggested needle size

4.00 mm [US6] double-pointed needles or short circular needle for the main work, 3.50 mm [US4] double-pointed needles or short circular needle for the cuffs. Make a swatch before you start knitting to ensure that your gauge is correct. Depending on how you knit, you may need to go up or down half a needle size to meet the gauge. Gauge in the suggested yarn is measured after washing and blocking of a swatch.


Estimated yarn usage: less than 50 g Sandnes Double Sunday for a pair of wrist warmers without modifications (DK, 50 g = 108 m [118 yds]).

Additional: locking stitch markers.