Thursday, September 25, 2008

Serpentine Cable Arm Warmer

MADE FLAT, NOT CIRCULAR

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 great for a beginner because you're only using the cable needle twice out of each 12-row repeat.

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. Here is some info below.

Yarn: Encore (Baby Blue)
CO: 28
Yards: 70 , for the pair
Rows: 44
Finished Size: 7 inches wide, 9 inches tall.
Needle Size: 10.5
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch , 4.88 rows per inch

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


2 Ways to Purchase
You can purchase through Ravelry.com. You don't have to be a member to buy on the website.
 It is only $3.00 and you can click on the button below OR for more information go to
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/serpentine-cable-knit-arm-warmer

$3.00


OR Go to my Etsy shop here

Thanks so much!
Heather

Monday, September 22, 2008

Easy Cabled Arm Warmer #8



CABLED ARM WARMER- KNITTED FLAT
This is a great easy cable pattern. Great for a beginner knitter. It's a breeze for the advanced knitters. Made Flat. The cable pattern was created by http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-fingerless-gloves-5.

It's definitely a favorite of mine. I usually don't do other people's patterns because I like to make up my own but this one I had to do. I've never been able to find one that like. It's really pretty. Follow the link above.


Heather

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Honeycomb Cabled Arm Warmer




HoneyComb Knitted Arm Warmer

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

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE PDF up until the pattern:
This is a Honeycomb cabled arm warmer. This is a cable pattern that is good for a beginner. It’s a basic cable. The only difference with my other cable arm warmers is that you are using the cable 2 times back-to-back within the row. Cables are only in two out of every 8 rows and I only completed 44 rows for the length you see in the purple example. I did 1 more honeycomb on the tan one. All the stats below are for the purple. The underside is explained under the Pattern Heading but you can see a photo of it at the end of this PDF. To increase the size see instructions above row 1.

(A couple tips)
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. Those stitches don’t more. So I guess I’m glad they don’t sell straight ones because I would never use it. Stitches need to stay on not slip off.
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 going anywhere, when doing the cables, because it’s connected. I got really frustrated when I started doing cables and problem solved when I bought the circulars.


Needle Size: 10.5
CO: 30
Rows: 44
Yards needed: Approx. 65-75 yards
Finished Size: 7 inch tall 6.5 inch wide
Gauge:4.62 stitches per inch and 6.2 rows per inch
Made Flat Not in the Round

ABBREVIATIONS:
WYIB S1 =With yarn in back (as if to knit) Slip 1 (as if to purl)
LC= Left Cross cable, Slip 2 to cable needle and hold in front, K2 then K2 from cable needle
RC= Right Cross cable, Slip 2 to cable needle and hold in back, K2 then K2 from cable needle
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This pattern is available for $3.00  This is the beginning of the pattern so you have some information at hand. You can purchase the pattern by clicking on the Buy Now button. It will take you to Ravelry. Don't worry, you don't have to be a member to purchase.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pattern Generator for Arm/Wrist Warmers

I just found a website that has a pattern generator for making a wrist or arm warmer. Just go to this website: http://www.knittingnewscast.com/knc/Patterns/Generators/WristWarmers.aspx
Just enter your wrist measurment, gauge, and needle size.

Friday, September 5, 2008

#3 Big & Little Cabled Rectangle

This is #3 Big and Little Cabled Rectangle
6 x 9 inches
I would suggest this as a beginner cable pattern. You only have to use the cable needle 5 times in 52 rows. This was the first cable pattern I ever knitted. It's by far my favorite. I also used it in an arm warmer pattern below. Arm Warmer #1 in blue. CO is only 32 stitches. I used moss stitch on the outsides and reverse stockinette stitch in between the cables.
BLOCKING: To give it the correct shape of 6 x 9 inches I placed the rectangle on a pillow (you can also use a towel) and used pins to put it in the correct dimensions. Then I took a water bottle and spritzed water on it. Lastly, take your iron and put it on "high steam" and go back and forth over the knitted piece. DO NOT TOUCH the yarn if it is acrylic. It will MELT.
DOWNLOAD FILE HERE: