The other day, I set off to the store and bundled myself up with a long sleeve shirt, hooded sweater and coat. I popped on my fingered gloves and slipped out the door….and proceeded to sweat the whole time I was gone.
For days that are chilly but not quite cold enough to warrant all of Frosty the Snowman’s wardrobe, you need something that will cover your hands and forearms but will look totally chic at the same time.
So I made these Arm Warmers. I LOVE them! I can pull them all the way up over my elbows and they’ll cover my knuckles and most of my fingers. They look great over a dark long sleeved shirt with a warm sweater vest. And since there are no thumbholes, they also double as Leg Warmers. Score!
When I designed these I knew I wanted to knit them in the round with mostly reverse-stockinette surrounding the center cable but the thought of ALL that Purling made my fingers throb. So I knit these inside out. That way, you’re mainly knitting most of the stitches and the center cable is created on the wrong side of the warmer. Simply turn them rightside out after you’ve knit them to reveal the Cable!
I used just one hank of Cascade’s Eco Alpaca, a Pure Alpaca that is soft, warm and fluffy. The perfect fiber to spoil your hands with or someone else’s hands. This project would be a nice quick knit for Holiday gift-giving and while the pattern is pretty simple, the Purl Cables may be a little advanced for the Beginner. But what the heck! Why not give it a shot.
The pattern has written instructions AND is charted. Enjoy! 🙂
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