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« on: January 24, 2005 11:33:13 AM »

Are you afraid of round or double pointed needles? Afraid of tricky patterns and complicated stitches? Are you too lazy for that sort of thing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you are a breathing bi-ped with minimal knowledge of knitting, you can make these arm warmers!


Underneath, I am just wearing those super cheap stretchy gloves. Please pay special attention to the messy dormroom!

I have never read or written a pattern so, uh, this might be embarrassing. Let me know which parts don't make sense, I'll try to clarify!

I used #5 needles and cheap red heart yarn (college girl special).
I made them flat, but you could just as easily work on DPN's.

CO 30 sts
Row 1-3: Stockinette stitch
Row 4-30: 3/3 ribbing (you can make this part- the arm part- as long as your li'l
               heart desires).
Row 31: decrease every 3rd st
Row 32: Um. . . work according to stitches in row 31. (No decreasing, just knit
             on top of knitted sts and purl on top of purled sts)
Row 33: decrease 1 more st from the "stripes" you decreased from in row 31.
Row 34: This row=20 sts. . .right? Right! Now work Row 34 in Garter Stitch.
Row 35-40: Work in garter stitch.
Row41: Still garter stitch, increasing 1 st every 4 sts
Row 42: Again, work in garter stitch, increasing 1 st every 4 sts
Row 43-55: Garter stitch.
Row 56: Garter for 24 sts, then BO sts 25-29. Do 30th st in garter.
Row 57: After 1st st (still in garter), CO 5 sts, continue rest of row in garter.
Row 58-63: (or as long as you'd like this part) in garter. When your satisfied bind off!
If you were able to follow my nonsense, you are done! If not, just let me know!
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005 11:35:27 AM »

Hey Sundance Kid,

Great job finally figuring out how to put those pics up. And clean your room!
(It is my first time!)
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005 01:15:53 PM »

those are lovely! i am still scared of dpn's and circular needles- i just did my first hat yesterday, and i was thinking about doing some armwarmers... may i ask where you got your pattern?
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005 03:51:34 PM »

Those look great. I'm all about the messy dorm room in the background, too!

I need a good first project to motivate me to try out dpns. This looks like it could be the one! Where did you get the pattern from? If it's a freebie, I'd love the link...
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005 07:53:51 PM »

Thanks for your interest! [Blushing] I added a pattern-- well, sort of a pattern. I hope it makes some semblance of sense.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005 07:55:06 PM »

thanks! i also love the yarn you used!
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2005 07:15:32 PM »

that's a pretty color yarn for red heart...

I like the arm warmers...

I'm kinda confused, do you sew a seam after you do all the stuff that you wrote, while leaving a hole for the thumb?
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2005 10:01:36 AM »

Oh yeeeeah. heh heh. heh. Guess I forgot the last step.
After you bind off the last row, you have more or less a rectangle with a hole in it (you made that when you bound off 5 sts, then cast on 5 sts on the next row). You stitch the long edges together with your tapestry needle or crochet hook or whatever. The seam runs from the center of your palm to your elbow or whatever.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005 09:59:52 AM »

i love the simplicity of armwarmers! i taught my roommate how to knit, and the first thing i she wanted to make was armwarmers. good job! i love the yarn.
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