Traditional Norwegian pulse warmers with modern twist. Plan on 800 size 8/0 glass beads. Beads are pre-strung and placed between purl stitches – a very easy beading technique.
Knit short these are pulse warmers, knit a little longer with a thumb hole they become fingerless mittens.
Two versions of the pulse warmers are in this pattern, one very simple and one a little more complicated. Both use the same bead placement technique with quite different results.
Size – one size, but easily adaptable
Gauge: Very tight, 36 st in 4 inches in garter st.
Materials: 170m 4-ply yarn. Samples used Drops Alpaca. 2mm, US #0 needles, straight for the simple mitten or dp’s for the lace version, 600 to 800 beads per pair of pulse warmers or mittens.
Note: Pre-string enough beads for each item before starting to knit. As you are knitting slide the beads along your yarn until you need to pull a bead up to the knitting.