Thursday, November 13, 2008

Arm Warmer Pebble Blue

Pebble Blue Arm Warmer

Pebble Blue Knitted Arm Warmer

Have fun creating this beginner knitted arm warmer pattern. Just repeat the same 4 rows for as long as you want the arm warmer to be. It’s not a lace pattern but sometimes it can look like it is. The larger the needle the more there is a “lace” effect. You're basically making a rectangle and sewing the edges together. The entire pattern is below. 

When it comes to size I add 1/2 inch to the size of the wrist of the person wearing it. 

If you're looking for a challenge you can try these Cabled Arm Warmers. They include Serpentine Cable Arm Warmer, Soft Cabled Arm Warmer, "Warm Me Up" Braid Cable, Waves Arm Warmer, Slow and Easy Cabled Arm Warmer and more.

It's made flat and then the sides are sewn together.

IF you want a thumb hole see the instructions in the section "Sewing your arm warmer together" #5.

Skill Level: Beginner

CO: 25 sts

Needle Size: 11 US

Finished Size: 6 inches width. 

WYIF = Bring yarn in front, as if to purl
S1: Slip 1 stitch, as if to purl
* * = Repeat instructions between them

You need an uneven number of stitches for this pattern 

Row 1: P1, * K1, P1*
Row 2: K1 *WYIF, S1, K1*
Row 3: K1 * P1, K1*
Row 4: K2 *WYIF, S1 K1*

REPEAT ROWS 1-4 as needed

  1. It’s important to do a loose bind off or it will squeeze your hand/arm. That's not to comfortable, trust me. I've made that mistake a couple of times.
  2. I always do a purl bind off no matter what stitch the last row is comprised of. It's so much more attractive then a knitted one. It's up to you.
  1. When you end your last row cut your yarn and leave a tail. You will tie a knot to secure the sewing and then you can weave it in.

Sewing your arm warmer together

If you have your own method of sewing by all means do that. If you need instructions then I can tell you how to sew it together.

Place the arm warmer with the right side facing down. Then take the sides and fold them in ward. Pin the top of it as you're working.

  1. Now thread your yarn needle.
  1. Start sewing by threading your needle through the purl bump closest to the edge then put your needle through the purl bump closest to the edge on the opposite side. Pull the yarn through leaving about 4 inches and tie a loose knot (so it doesn't squeeze your wrist). Then tie another knot tightly to secure the first one.
  1. Now, whatever side your yarn needle is on, **go up a little and put your yarn needle through the purl bump closest to the edge and go straight across to the other side and do the same.** repeat the instructions between the asterisks. The diagram shows how to do it.
  2. Pull tight every couple of inches.

      5. You can also pin where the thumb hole is going to be, if you want one. To do that lay it flat and slip your hand in it just like you would when wearing it. Use 2 safety pins where you want the beginning and end to be. When you get to the 1st safety pin weave the yarn into the sides until you get to the top pin and continue sewing again.

When you get to the very top do the last stitch and pull it tight, but not so tight that it hurts your arm, and tie a knot if you have a tail from when you finish your warmer.

Hope you try it sometime. Let me know if you have any questions.


1 comment:

Wendy said...

HELP! I love this pattern and I would really like to try it, but when I went to attempt to download PDF, it came up not available. Is there a way I could get this pattern please? I love your blog! You are one talented knitter...I would love to try cables, but I am a bit apprehensive. You have some beautiful pieces on there! I may try yet!
Thank you!
Wendy L Ross