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Arm Sling

August 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)

Pattern description from Knockdown Knits: “Broken bones are just a part of derby. The chances of a girl in your league breaking something are huge! Tailbones, arms, legs, ankles; it’s just going to happen. Unlike ‘normal people,’ however, derby girls relish their gross X-rays, surgery pictures, and gnarly injuries. Broken Arm Sweater is a great way to show off your downright pride of those snapped bones. Even though the instruction but the broken bone on the lower arm, feel free to use the chart of the upper arm, ribs, back, or wherever you want it. It’s a simple sweater and easy to alter. If you feel up to the challenge, tackle the bonus in this pattern and turn your sweater into an actual working sling! The felted straps and buckles give it a neat bondage look, and it will actually be practical for those bad days when past snaps and sprains come back to haunt you and your poor arm/shoulder/wrist jut needs a little relief.”

Skill Level: Vet


  • Cascade 220: 1 skein #7803 Magenta (CC2)
  • Sewing needle and thread to match CC2
  • 1” buckles (2)

This pattern may be found in the Bonus Section for the Broken Arm Sweater on pages 32-34.