Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Required Materials:
400-420 yards Mybootee Handpainted Self Striping Sock Yarn, Size 2 DPNs or size 2 12 inch circ,
Tapestry needle

7 sts = 1 inch, 9 rows = 1 inch

CO-cast on
BO-bind off

Tweens love these arm warmers and the good thing about this pattern is that you can make them and they stretch enough that even adults can wear them. Can fit arms up to 8 inches in circumference and measure up to12 inches in length.

Note: This pattern has been tested with Mybootee Hand-painted sock yarn. Since gauge can be affected by different yarns, needle size, and how tightly you knit, it is important to make a swatch. If your swatch is smaller, then use a larger needle size, if your swatch is bigger, use a smaller needle size.

Cast on 60, join ends and begin knitting in the round.
Rows 1-20: K2 p2
K1 stitch after completing the 20th row and turn.

The next 20 rows will form the thumb hole. These rows will not be worked in the round, instead you will turn your work after each row is completed and you will work back the other way.
Row 21 (all odd rows): P1, (K2 P2) repeat unitil the 59th st is worked, P1 and turn.
Row 22 (all even rows): K2, (P2 K2) repeat until the 59th st is worked, K1 and turn.
*After completing the 40th row, DO NOT TURN. You will now begin working in the round again.

Row 41: K1, (P2 K2) repeat for 54 more stitches. This will be the starting point for each row hereafter.
Row 42-100: K2 P2 for entire row.

*If you are working with a 420 yard skein of Mybootee Handpainted Sock Yarn, you should now bind off, weave in loose ends, and begin the next arm warmer.
*If you are working with 210 yard skeins of Mybootee Handpainted Sock Yarn, you may continue to make the arm warmers as long as you wish or until the yarn runs out (which ever happens first). Make sure you leave at least a 1.5 yards to bind off.

BO using a Tubular Bind Off or Jenny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind off and voila!