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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Mum's Arm Warmers - complete!

I feel if my mum has chosen to look at this despite my warnings, she deserves to have the surprise spoilt :)

EDIT: Pattern now correct. Cast on 37 stitches, not 38!

These were a deliciously quick knit and I love them. Here's the vital statistics:

Name: Chevron Arm Warmers

Pattern: My own, although the stitch pattern was taken from the Elongated Chevron that can be found here:

Yarn: Wendy Wool Aran in Forest Green, probably a lot less than 100g, judging by how much I have left

Needles: 4.5mm straight

Difficulty: Easy

Time taken: A few hours

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Fancy a pair of your own? Read on...

You'll need:

* About 100g of your favourite yarn. Aran weight wool and 4.5mm make a woman's large, but I imagine that DK weight and 4mm needles would make a nice woman's medium. If in doubt, swatch.

* Straight needles in apprpriate size.

Cast on 37 stitches. Work in 2 x 2 rib for 4 inches, or to desired cuff length.

Begin stitch pattern as follows:

Row 1: p1, *(k2, p2) twice, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p1; rep from *
Row 2: k1, *(p2, k2) twice, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k1; rep from *
Row 3: Rep row 1
Row 4: Rep row 2
Row 5: (p2, k2) twice, *p3, k2, p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
Row 6: (k2, p2) twice, *k3, p2, k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 7: Rep row 5
Row 8: Rep row 6
Row 9: Rep row 2
Row 10: Rep row 1
Row 11: Rep row 2
Row 12: Rep row 1
Row 13: Rep row 6
Row 14: Rep row 5
Row 15: Rep row 6
Row 16: Rep row 5

Continue pattern repeats until desired length is reached. I used 3 but I imagine 4 could make a nice elbow length pair though.

Finish with just under an inch of 2 x 2 ribbing. Bind off in pattern

Seam edges using a stitch of your choice, remembering to leave space for your thumbs to peek out.

Voila! No more cold wrists for you!

Kelly [ 12:36 PM ]
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Thanks for your pattern. I will make them and wear them. Maybe even give them as gifts. Great pattern and a really nice design.

By Anonymous Chloe, at 3:58 PM, March 18, 2006  

ooo ta for the stitch pattern, i've been looking for something like that to try on a pair of socks

By Blogger Alice, at 4:15 PM, March 18, 2006  

Those are lovely, will make them... one day... :)

By Blogger itslikearuin, at 10:31 AM, March 19, 2006  

I love them thanx kellie

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:35 PM, March 27, 2006  

hey, these are great arm warmers!!

i'm a new knitter and have decided i want to make them! have got as far as the ribbing, then started the pattern but calculated there was only 37 stitches on each row of the pattern to be accounted for.

should i just decrease on the last stitch of the first row, which is where i'm up to now? then there'll be 37 the whole way down. just wondering if that would work, as i'm too new to understand this!!!!

thanks for the great pattern and inspiration!!


By Anonymous laura todd, at 1:43 PM, April 12, 2006  

Hi Laura - thanks for your comment! You're doing fine - the mistake in the pattern was my fault! You should have cast on 37 stitches, not 38.

If you descres one at the end of the first row, you should be ok - the fact you will be seaming it at the end will hide any uneveness.

I'd love to see a pic when you're done!

Kel x

By Blogger Kelly, at 2:14 PM, April 12, 2006  

thanks for the help!

first one is officially FINISHED!

i used about 3.5inches ribbing, then four pattern repeats, than about another inch or so for the final rib.

i was using DK, on 4mm needles. it fits fine, and i'd say i have an average size arm! however, if anyone wanted it a little looser then i would recommend maybe trying the DK on 4.5mm needles perhaps!

i certainly have to practise binding off/ casting off more loosely, as it would be better being a little looser on the finger end!

you said u wanted to see a pic? not sure how to do that tho!

guess i best start casting on for the second.....!

By Anonymous laura todd, at 6:39 PM, April 13, 2006  

Those are hot!! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I'm going to make those for myself!

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