i believe i used size 8 needles, regular, but you could use circular needles i suppose... and those are cables... my first attempt!
well this is hardly exact, but hopefully an experinced knitter can use their skills to make their way through this sorry attempt at a pattern:
cast on 36 stitches
rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 6 rows. after that begins the cable pattern...cable
row 1: k1, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k1 (ya dig? there are 3 seperate cables going on here, we're repeating the pattern all the way across)
row 2: p1, k2, p6, k2, p1 (x3)
row 3: k1, p2, slip 3 stitches from left needle onto a cable hook, knit next 3 stitches as normal, than go back and knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle onto the right needle(the twisty part of the cable)... p2, k1 (x3)
row 4: p1, k2, p6, k2, p1 (x3)
row 5: k1, p2, k6, p2, k1 (x3)
row 6: p1, k2, p6, k2, p1 (x3)
repeat rows 1-6 for eh... about 5 inches (you can make them longer, shorter)
then wherever you are now is where your thumb hole is gonna be. this is where you need to get creative... i hope you all can tell me how you do this... but i'll embarress myself now by explaining my method, i seriously know there must be an easier way.
i did 1/3 of the row and then slipped a stitch on the right needle, wrapped the yarn around the stitch to the front, and then slipped the stitch back to the left needle then turned the piece(the wrap and turn as it is so called) did that for about 2 inches... then i used the other end of the skein to knit up the other 2/3, and then i just went all way across when they were even to each other, and voila... a hole.
okay then just continue the pattern for a few more rows, then rib the last 6 rows, and you're done, with the first warmer... just stitch up the seem now, unless your on circular needles. they are about 10 inches when completed.
*for the other arm make sure you put your hole on the opposite side, or you can be like me and forget that little note, woops
i hope that makes some sense, just a little maybe... i dunno. i remember that post w/the long white cable armwarmers too!!! dangit was it on here? i'm pretty sure it was, but i can't find it again. poop.