Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Nice n' Long Arm Warmers
These are a type of fingerless gloves. This was made for one size, but should be fairly easy enough to edit the size and length for your arms....cause my arms are kinda meaty. These work for cold offices, wearing in the spring or winter with your favorite t-shirt, or just as a fashion accessory over top of your favorite shirts. Also, these fingerless gloves can be made to make as long as you see in the pic, or as short as you want.
This pattern is also listed on Ravelry.com for those who want to link back to me.
4 dpn us size 5 or 3.75 mm needles - circulars can also be used
tapistry needles for tucking ends in
"Naturally Loyal" wool, wool or acrylic in similar weight (DK or 8ply)
elastic if needed for the tops of the arms
Cast on 38 sts, set up stitch marker, join in round
Rib stitch for 10 rows/rounds
Stop at stitch marker to make thumbhole
to make thumbhole, knit row, turn instead of continuing on the round and purl the next row, therefore breaking the round.
To break the round, do not continue next round, instead, turn your work, and follow the next set of instructions. Knit and purl as needed to form stockinette stitch. If you only knit the rows, you will get a garter stitch effect.
Knit/purl 5 rows
row 15: k5, m1, k28, m1, k to end of row
row 16-22 knit/purl rows
row 23: k5, m1, k30, m1, knit to end
row 24-28: knit/purl rows
row 29: join up at thumb and knit the round. Continue knitting the next set of instructions as usual.
row 30-59: knit
row 60: m1, k10, m1, k10, m1, k13
row 61-69: knit
row 70: m1, k14, m1, k14, m1, k14, m1, k to end
row 71-79: knit
row 80: m1, k14, m1, k14, m1, k14, rep to end
row 81-86: knit
row 87: m1, k12, rep to end
row 87-106: knit
row 107: m1, k12, rep to end
row 108-123: knit
row 124: m1, k14, rep to end
row 125-148: knit
row 149-159: rib 1x1 stitch
row 160: bind off
Tuck in ends and wear with style. Feel free to add stripes or your favorite designs to the arms.
Octber 15, 2010
As a special request, I have made a video to help those who had issues forming the thumb. I also made slight changes above in the instructions to hopefully make it a bit easier to understand.
Feel free to leave any comments on the pattern or any issues on the comments page below. Also, feel free to message me on Ravelry under the username kiera-oona
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