Saturday, September 25, 2010

Serpentine Cable Arm Warmer



Serpentine Knit Cabled Arm Warmer

$3.00

This is a very easy arm warmer even if you haven't made a cable pattern
before. It’s truly a 3D pattern. It's really fun to make. You don't have to be an expert to knit cables. It's the first thing I tried after learning all the basics. This arm warmer, along with all my other warmers, this is made flat and not with circulars. There are detailed instructions on how to sew the sides together if you purchase the pattern.

Tips:
If you're new to knitting cables....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.

To create this pattern I completed rows (1 to 12) 4 times, then finished with
rows 1-8. You can make it as long as you wish without interrupting the design. 

The underside is all stockinette stitch except for a purl stitch at the beginning
and end of each row (RS). To make it easy to sew the sides together. 


Yarn: Encore (Baby Blue) or any soft Worsted Weight Yarn
CO: 28
Yards: 70 , for the pair
Rows: 44
Finished Size: 7 inches wide, 9 inches tall (Customizable)
Needle Size: 10.5
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch , 5 rows per inch

ABBREVIATIONS:
C6F = Slip 3, hold to the front, K3 from your knitting needle then K3 from
the cable needle
C6B = Slip 3, hold to the back, K3 from your knitting needle then K3 from
the cable needle


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
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/serpentine-cable-knit-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 my Etsy store  here.
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.

Thanks so much!
Heather

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