or more like, hands get into knifty knitting. i've been seeing all kinds of these wrist warmer thingies and decided to figure out how to make them on the knifty knitter.
these couldn't be simpler, the pair took about an hour. these would make a great last-minute gift.
using the blue loom and your chosen yarn, make a flat panel using all the pegs on the loom. knit until the piece is long enough to go around your wrist--my wrist measures 6", i knitted 24 rows--if your wrist is larger or smaller, adjust accordingly. (how did i come up with 24 rows? i wrapped the piece around my wrist to see if it was big enough).
NOTE: the yarn you use will make a big difference in how long a piece you will knit, so if you are at all worried about it, make a small sample for gauge.
now--reach into the loom and bring up the cast on row, just as you would for making a turned brim, putting the bars from the cast on row back on the pegs SKIPPING PEGS 6 & 7. knit the pegs that have two loops on them. then finish and remove the whole piece using the crochet method.
that's it! the pegs you left without the cast on bars will be the thumb opening.
SRC addendum: i used about 1/2 of a small skein of some sport weight yarn that i bought years ago, i'll take 5 point for that, and for making up the pattern i'll take 10 points because really i don't plan to even wear these but i'm so pleased that i figured out how to make them on the loom.