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Kootenay Arm Warmers Pattern

Sheleigh McCulloch

This is another incredibly easy pattern with cables. The seed stitch panel adds a fun bit of texture and gives the fabric an extra bit of stretch for comfort.
The instructions include two sizes- fitted and loose.

The pattern is a breeze to customize. Add more pattern repeats for a longer glove or less for a shorter one.

If you are experienced in glove knitting, it is also quite easy to add in a thumb gusset if desired. I prefer my arm warmers thumbless as I work with my hands, and like to push my sleeves up rather than constantly take the gloves off and put them on again.

I grew up in the mountains, where the weather can change rapidly regardless of season. Nothing was handier than having a nice pair of arm warmers to wear when the breeze turned chill. Less bulky than a sweater but impressively warm, they fit in a purse or pocket, ready for when you may need them.
Knit these up in a beautiful worsted weight yarn and enjoy!


~Download the pattern HERE~

Special stitches

C2B- Slip two stitches purl wise, slip next two stitches off needle and hold to the back, place first two slipped stitches back on left needle, place two held stitches on to left needle. 

C2F- Slip two stitches purl wise, slip next two stitches off needle and hold to the front, place first two slipped stitches back on left needle, place two held stitches on to left needle.

Fitted Arm Warmer
Green arm warmer, hand knit, with cables and seed stitch

CO 32 sts, join to work in round, making sure not to twist the stitches.

Row 1-10
*K2, p2, rep from * to end

Row 11
C2B, k4, *k1, p1, rep from * twice more, C2F, k to end

Row 12
K4, *p1, k1, rep from * twice more, k to end

Row 13
K4, *k1, p1, rep from * twice more, k to end

Row 14
K4, *p1, k1, rep from *twice more, k to end

Row 15-51
Repeat rows 11-14 nine more times.

Row 52
C2B, k4, *k1, p1, rep from * twice more, C2F, k to end

Row 53-63
*P2, k2, rep from * to end

BO with a stretchy bind off and weave in ends. Block.


Loose Arm Warmer
Green arm warmer, hand knit, with cables and seed stitch

CO 40 sts, join to work in round, making sure not to twist stitches.

Row 1-10
*K2, p2, rep from * to end

Row 11
C2B, k4, *k1, p1, rep from * four more times, C2F, k to end

Row 12
K4, *p1, k1, rep from * four more times, k to end

Row 13
K4, *k1, p1, rep from * four more times, k to end

Row 14
K4, *p1, k1, rep from * four more times, k to end

Row 15-51
Repeat rows 11-14 nine more times.

Row 52
C2B, k4, *k1, p1, rep from * four more times, C2F, k to end

Row 53-63
*P2, k2, rep from * to end
 
BO using a stretchy bind off and weave in ends. Block.

What do you think of the pattern? Would you rather they had thumbs? Love them just the way they are? Let me know in the comments below!


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1 comment

  • What is the yarn weight, gauge and needle size?

    Sue

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