Thursday, May 01, 2008

simple arm/wrist warmers for beginners

This is not going to be abbreviated but its a really simple patterns for beginners to knitting. I wrote up the pattern for my facebook group so i just copied and pasted them here.
Keep in mind that this pattern is something I made that fits me , without having any prior instruction how to follow patterns except for making a harry potter scarf.  If you need it bigger or smaller, you can reduce or increase your starting cast on stitch amount.

So what ya need:
-straight 5 US needles
-depending on how long you want your gloves, a large skein of worsted weight yarn
-Large eyed needle
-Crochet hook(in case you loose a stitch)

Directions: for a short pair:

Cast on 34 stitches
Rib Knit 5 rows (Knit 1, Purl 1, repeat to the end of the row)
Stockette stitch 6 rows (knit 1 row, Purl 1 row)
Increase 1 stitch every 15 stitches every 8th row for 16 rows
do another 25 rows stockette stitch
do rib stitch for last 5 rows
Cast off

Use your needle to sew the two seams together, but leave a gap for your thumb at the narrow end of your knitted piece.

if you want to do a really bunchy version of this that will go past your elbows:

Cast on 34 stitches
Rib stitch for 5 rows (Knit 1, Purl 1, repeat to the end of the row)
stockette stitch for 30 rows (knit 1 row, Purl 1 row)
increase 1 stitch every 6th row for the next 36 rows
continue stockette stitch for another 84 rows
rib knit for 5 rows
cast off

follow the same sewing instructions

for those who know how to change colors in bars, by all means feel free to add in a little color change like in the pic i have provided

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