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
Time taken: A few hours
Fancy a pair of your own? Read on...
* 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!