So this year I swore off the gift knitting for Xmas. (Are you all laughing yet?). And yet somehow I have taken on 4 scarves, 3 pairs of socks and 2 kids sweaters (at least). So far I have finished up 2 scarves, 1 1/2 socks and most of a 3rd scarf. So far, not too bad. I would show you pictures of the finished scarves, but I seem to have lost my camera. My camera was on the fritz anyway, but it still took a few pictures before going dead, but now all I have is my daughter's kidizoom camera which while lots of fun for her, does not take the best pictures. I am crossing my fingers that my mom picked up on my hint when I told her I lost my camera and really wanted a new one for Christmas (ok so that was a blatant request, not really a hint!). I am also nearly finished with all my gift shopping for the year and if Borders would stop sending me 40% off coupons, I would stop spending all my money there. I bought 2 of the new Spider Man the Icon books- one for my hubby and the other for his brother as well as getting myself the Interweave Favorite socks book and a collection of Audrey Hepburn movies. (I'll just wrap those up from Santa and pretend like I don't know where they came from. It might work....). Since I don't have pictures for you, and I find pictures vital in blogland, I am giving you my armwarmers pattern transfrered over from my old blog. It is the first pattern I ever wrote up, so excuse any errors!
Some notes on the pattern: These were of course made for my measurements and are quite snug, so if you like them to be a little looser or need to make them wider around, I would suggest just going up a needle size.
Gauge: 8 sts and 13 rows to the inch on size 0 needles
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Watercolor- 2 skeins
Measurements: Just below elbow-10 inches; wrist-61/2 inches (these are my measurements used, not the actual finished measurements of the armwarmers as I made them with about an inch of negative ease). Length from elbow to beginning of thumb gusset: 9 inches
CO 70 stitches, divide evenly over 3 needles and join
K1, P1, to end of round
Continue in K1, P1 rib for 12 more rows (about 1 inch)
switch to St st and work 22 rounds even (2 inches)
k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, SSK, K1
Knit 5 rounds even
Work the previous 6 rounds until 48 stitches remain.
Knit 22 rounds even (2 inches)
Begin Thumb Gusset:
k1, pm, m1, k1, m1, pm, k to end of round
k one round even
Repeat last 2 rounds, increasing after 1st marker and before last marker, until you have 19 stitches between the markers
knit 4 rounds even
next round: k1, remove marker, place 19 stitches from gusset on scrap yarn , remove marker, CO1 stitch and continue working in the round (48 stitches remain).
K 16 rounds (about 1 1/2 inches)
Switch to K1 P1 rib for 6 rounds and BO in rib.
place 19 stitches back on the needles, dividing over 3 needles. PU and Knit 3 stitches in the gap.
K 1 round even
next round: K18, k2tog, k1 SSk (1 stitch will be from the beginning of the next round) 20 stitches remain
K 2 rounds, work k1, P1 rib for 6 more rounds
BO in rib.
Weave in ends.
Make the 2nd warmer the same as the first, no need to reverse shapings.
Abbreviations in case you need em:
CO- cast on
k2tog- Knit 2 stitches together
SSK- Slip slip knit
PM- place marker
St St- stockinette stitch
BO- Bind off
I think that's it! if you have any questions or notice any errors in my pattern, please leave me a comment. Also, if anyone does end up making them, I would love to see em!
That's it till after the holidays for me! Hopefully I'll be back with some pictures of all the knitted gifts from this year!