wrist covers • IV bag covers
has conlcuded our involvement with the IV wrist cover project.
Please see the McHenry
County Knitting Guild of Illinois site
if you have covers you would like to send in.
This page will be taken down shortly, so if you need to save
links or patterns for charity use, grab them now!
for all items
let us know if there are any wool/animal fibers in the item.
Some people are allergic, and
that could really complicate an already
rough time. For the same reason, if
you have furry pets
at home, it's a good idea to wash the item before
sending it (but no scented fabric softener please).
Now these are really
easy to knit or crochet in fun, crazy colors. Sometimes kids+teens are
bothered by the IV needle and tube that goes into the back of the hand.
This little wrist-sweater holds the works snug so it's not annoying,
and so it doesn't slide around.
Basically it finishes as a 3"x6" tube with a slit in the seam for the
thumb. Design your own!
Bad IV wrist covers for kids
The Basic Basic (no purling!):
Using a worsted weight
acrylic yarn, cast on 24 stitches on size 7 needles. Knit every row
until you have 50 rows (25 ribs, each side). Bind off.
Roll the piece
into a tube, and stitch together the cast-on and bind-off rows, leaving
a thumbhole (unstitched area) about 2/3 of the way up. The ribbed
"stripes" will run vertically along the tube.
Glamor Girl iv wrist cover (click here to print or download)
Finished wrist cover
is about 3in x 5.25in
•1 skein Patons
Brilliant synthetic yarn (yarn is used doubled throughout)
Rose used in photos. It is glittery but not fuzzy.
•Size 9 knitting needles,
Cast on 24 stitches with yarn doubled.
Leave 5in tail for stitching cover together.
Rows 1-3: ribbing K2, P2 across entire row.
Row 4: P2, K2 across
Rows 5-6: (begin Seed stitch or moss
stitch) K2, P2 across entire row.
Rows 7-8: (continue seed stitch or moss
stitch) P2, K2 across entire row.
Rows 9-28: Repeat rows 5-8 five more
Rows 29-31: ribbing K2, P2
across entire row.
Bind off with knit stitch, leaving a 5in tail for stitching into a tube.
Finishing: Fold your work in half,
keeping ribbing at the top and bottom. Use the yarn tail to mattress
stitch the sides together, forming a tube. Stitch about 2/3 of the way
up, knot, then hide yarn end.
Then use the other yarn tail to stitch the rest of the side together,
leaving a hole for Glamor Girl to put her thumb through comfortably.
Knot. Hide yarn end in work.
Glamor Girl Pattern
©2005 Sedda Kreabs. Pattern may not be knitted for sale unless
100% of proceeds benefit charity. May not be reproduced without express
written permission, unless distributed for charity knitting projects
with this copyright notice.