Available as a single pattern or as part of Layer, a collection of 5 understated modern knitting pattern designs.
Let the edge of these luxurious arm warmers peek out under a jacket cuff, or throw them on over bare arms on a cool day. Simple construction and a hint of shaping make these an easy little project. Two strands of lace weight held together give lovely stitch definition and allow you to create a gradated ombré effect by mixing two different colours together. Work them in something really luxurious like this cashmere blend and you will have a very special accessory. Choose full or mid length.
Skill Level beginner-intermediate
Finished Measurements Mid length: 15 inches long Full length: 18 inches long Both lengths: 6.5 (7.25, 8.25) inches around at hand
Yarn Mid length, solid color: One 100 gram skein lace weight yarn Full length, ombré: Two colors lace weight yarn, about 50 grams each color. Yarn is held double throughout. Shown in Americo Original Sedoso, 60 % Royal Alpaca, 20% Cashmere, 20% Silk 765 yards/100 grams per skein. You could substitute a fingering weight for the two strands of lace.
Gauge 29 stitches and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking.
Needles Needles for your preferred method of working in the round: US 2/3 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Other Supplies Stitch marker, spare double pointed needle
Construction Notes The arm warmers are worked in the round from the hand to the beginning of the thumb opening, worked flat for the thumb, then joined and worked in the round to the elbow.
Acknowledgements Thank you Nicole for modelling.