Last fall my cousin came to visit from Georgia--and she was cold! So we went to the store and I let her pick out the yarn she wanted--a bright, multi-colored worsted weight. And I cast on the first wrist warmer. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the colors spiraled around the wrister rather than pooling.
It's a pattern that I got many years ago from Patchwork Plus. I use the Magic Loop method with one 40-inch circular needle. I made one wrister each night, so she was warm in just a couple days. I have also made them with longer cuffs. Either way, they work to keep your hands warm but your fingers free to--oh, I don't know--knit, quilt, etc. These would make great gifts and are a great take-along project for the summer. Yes, people will look at you strangely as you are knitting at the beach, but so what? Be a trend-setter!
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P.S. I am listening to A Deeper Sleep by Dana Stabenow.