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RachOfTheJungle
« on: December 13, 2005 06:03:12 PM »

Newbies, I am one of your kind!

I have been knitting for 3 years but never got past garter stitch or scarves. Finally, my lust for armwarmers took over. I learned ribbing (so easy, learn it if you haven't! It seems awkward at first but it's easy!) and then tried to knit in the round with double ended needles. I haven't gotten the hang of that yet though.

So here they are. I knit them flat then joined them by sewing with a yarn needle. The "pattern" is below.





I made the pattern for these myself. Forgive me if it's unclear, I have never followed a pattern (much less written one!).

I used Caron Simply Soft brites (cheap but soft and it comes in GREAT colors!). I knit them on size 7 US needles.

For each armwarmer:

c/o 42 sts.

K3, P3 ribbing

Pink: 16 rows
Melon: 10 rows
Orange: 4 rows
Melon: 2 rows
Orange: 6 rows
Yellow: 10 rows
Green: 2 rows
Yellow: 6 rows
Green: 8 rows
Blue: 10 rows
Periwinkle: 2 rows
Blue: 4 rows
Periwinkle: 10 rows
Grape: 10 rows

Bind off.

Stitch us the sides, leaving a space for your thumb.

Hope you like it, it was pretty simple, even for me!


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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005 06:12:42 PM »

great job! double points really arent all that hard after you figure out a comfortable way to hold them. keep trying!
i looove you colors. they look fantastic.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005 06:34:07 PM »

WoW!!
We're in the middle of Summer here in Aus, but that might just give me enough time to make some of these for next Winter (I'm not much of a knitter - but you've inspired me!)  What ply/grading/thickness is the yarn?  I'd have to follow your instructions to the minutest detail to have a chance of success and I don't want to damn myself by starting off with wool that knits up small or large or whatever.

And WoW again - that is so much more practical than gloves - just roll the hand part back a bit for a good grip on the steering wheel or when applying tissues to children's runny noses!

Cheers, Jen.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005 06:38:04 PM »

They are \\ r e a l l y // pretty! Like a rainbow sherbert. What a nice job you did. I'm still at the scarf stage! Maybe I'll venture forth into the scary and unknown world of armwarmers.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005 06:39:18 PM »

Oh, and I don't know how to switch colors. lol
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005 06:41:28 PM »

great colors
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005 06:44:33 PM »

after I finish my four projects currently on the needles... I am definitely going to have some fun with these babies!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2005 09:46:45 PM »

Shaving kit- DO IT!! Trust me I was afraid too, and I had to try ribbing several times before I got it down, but once I did it was cake. And to switch colors I just knot the next color to the old securely and snip it. I'm sure there are other ways to do it. To make sure it stays I put a tiny bit of fray check (for sewing) on the knot to hold it.

Jen- Actually the directions are really flexible. You don't have to follow them exactly. Ribbing is stretchy so the fit won't be a problem, and the coloring stuff was just to get the stripes EXACTLY like mine. You could do it however you want, and make them however long/short you want. The only important thing for ribbing is: to make sure the number of stitches are a multiple of 3 if you are doing 3x3 knitting. Oh and the yarn is regular old worsted weight. It's acrylic fiber. Wool might act a little differently but it should be cool.

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2005 10:38:39 PM »

love the colours.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2005 01:13:49 AM »

those arm warmes are kick ass! very colorful and fun... nice job!
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