Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Warm Me Up Arm Warmer / #7

Warm me up
Arm Warmer #7
This is the beginning of my instructional PDF. If you wish to purchase it you can do so at the link above. You don't have to be a member to purchase the pattern.....
This is a great arm warmer pattern because you can repeat this pattern for as long as you want your arm warmer. Some people call it a braid cable which looks like one. It's great for a beginner because you only use the cable needle twice in each repeat.
In the original design I used a moss stitch instead of ribbing (bottom pic). I found that the moss doesn’t really have the support I needed. I changed it to a slip stitch ribbing which makes it so nice and snug and most importantly....... comfortable. Also, it won't stretch out when you take it off and put it on repeated times. There is a picture at the end of this PDF so you can see what it looks like. It's in a different color but the same pattern is used.
If you're new to cabling I don't use the cable needles you see in stores. That's because I have never found a straight one. What I use is a blue “yarn needle” that is sold in just about every store. Another reason why I use it is because it's not metal which can cause the stitches to slip right off. When I use the plastic kind I have no problems.
Yarn used: Bernat Berella “4”
Color: Natural (cream color)
CO: 29
Finished Size: 6 inch width 9 inches tall
Gauge: 4.83 stitches per inch
US size 10.5 needle

WYIB: with yarn in back (as if to knit)
S1: Slip 1 (always purl wise)
C6B: Slip 3 to cable needle and hold in back, K3 then K3 from cable needle
C6F: Slip 3 to cable needle and hold in front, K3 then K3 from cable needle

You can purchase the pattern in PDF form straight from Ravelry.com at the BUY NOW button. It's okay if you are not a member you can still purchase it. Also, it goes through paypal. For more info you can go to this link it you'd likehttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/warm-me-up-arm-warmerRemember to purchase go to:

for only $2.79

Thanks for visiting and come back again,
Heather's Knitting Designs

1 comment:

vic said...

these are so pretty! they just went onto to my christmas knitting list. thank you for sharing the pattern!