Saturday, August 23, 2008

Soft cabled Arm Warmer #1

SOFT CABLED ARM WARMER

$3.00

This is a great knitted arm warmer to make. This was the first one I made. It's an elegant cable pattern.  You are only using the cable needle 2 times in every row repeat. It's definitely something a beginner can do easily.

The underside, as you can see below on the sides, is a slip stitch pattern that makes it very comfortable and durable. You can go in and out of it without stretching it out. It's like having comfortable elastic. Definitely cozy warm AND it won't move around on your while wearing it.




Completed Arm warmer


I wanted to give you some tips along with some information that you will see if you purchase the pattern. I don't want you to go in blind sort of speak. At least this way you have an idea of what the pattern may be.

TIPS
If you're new to knitting cables and you need some advice on the needle to use....I don't use the cable needles you see in stores. There are a couple of reasons. I've never found a straight one. What I use is a blue yarn needle that is sold in just about every store. If you were to use a straight metal yarn needle the stitches would fall right off. When I use the plastic kind I have no problems. They do sell the metal cable needles that look like wings and a hook. I can't hold them properly and they get caught on the yarn. Find what works best for you.

Another tip……When doing cables I only use circular needles. This way the when working with the cable needle I don’t have to worry about the left knitting needle falling down,  It's hard to keep everything in place with straight needed. When using circulars everything is connected. That's just my opinion if straight needles work for you by all means use them.

This pattern is made flat, not in the round. Sewing instructions included. I do have a diagram of a possible sewing technique. See below.


Further information....
CO: 29
Yards Used: approx. 70 yards
Finished Size: 6 inches wide by 8 inches high (but can easily make it longer or shorter)
Needle Size: 10.5 US
Yarn used: Utopia or any soft worsted weight yarn needed
Gauge: 4.75 stitches per inch

Rows: Do 1-26 then do rows 5-26 until you reach your desired length.

Cable Videos to help you out if needed.: 
Left Cross: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYKWm0JtEI
Right Cross:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxulTZA1cLA

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2 Ways to Purchase this Arm Warmer Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soft-cabled-arm-warmer
You can purchase this pattern by going to the link above. It will take you to Ravelry.com. Don't worry you don't have to be a member to purchase it. It will go through Paypal.
Also, you can click the “Buy Now” link below.


Cost: $3.00



You can purchase it through myEtsy store
If you have any problems going through the links you can let me know by leaving a comment. If you leave your email address I can contact you back. Don't worry I have to approve all comments so I won't publish it. If you don't want to leave your email address I will publish the question and respond.

Thanks!
Heather

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