Here are three styles of beaded hand coverings designed for under-the-cuff wear to give the look of layering and pretty enough to wear by themselves. All three styles have a special elegance with their contoured, beaded edging and bead-embellished lace.
The Wrist Warmers feature a slightly frilly look that looks fabulous peaking out from underneath the cuffs of a blouse or sweater. The beaded pattern leans left on one wrist warmer and right on the other, giving a balanced look to the duo.
The Hand Warmers are styled to cover the back of the hand. This version features a symmetrically mirrored arrangement of the bead-embellished lace on each warmer. The shaping is done in pattern to conform to the hand.
The Mitts are similar to the Hand Warmers except made longer to cover more of the hand and incorporate a wider gusset to span the thumb hole. They are a stylish alternative to mittens or gloves!
Knit the Wrist Warmers (Hand Warmers, Mitts) with 110 (195, 225) yards of Fingering Weight Yarn such as Lorna's Laces Hand-Dyed Shepherd Sock Yarn. Suggested needles are US 1 (2.5mm) Double Point or Circular Needles. You will need 336 (768, 1032) size 8/0 seed beads (approximately 10g (25g, 30g)). If your beads are not pre-strung you will also need a size 24 tapestry needle.