East End Armwarmers by Elizabeth Smith

East End Armwarmers

September 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 225 yards (183 - 206 m)
Small/Medium (Large/X-Large)
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East End Armwarmers is an easy and fun project, perfect for knitters of all skill levels. These slouchy mitts are seamless and the length reaches just over the elbow, but is meant to be scrunched down for a warm and cozy fit. The arm cuff features a simple cable & rib pattern that gives the armwarmers just enough visual interest without being too busy. It features a simple thumbhole so that all of your fingers (and thumb!) are free to text, type or knit.
It was designed using Shibui’s Baby Alpaca DK yarn and it uses just 1 skein! Any DK-weight yarn will work, especially if it contains alpaca, cashmere or silk (for a super soft drape).

Pattern Info:

Sizes: Small/Medium (Large/X-Large)
Gauge: 5.5 sts & 7 rws = 1” / 2.5 cm in Stockinette stitch.
Yarn: Approx. 200 (225) yds DK-weight yarn, shown in Baby Alpaca DK by Shibui (100% Baby Alpaca; 100g = 255 yds, color = Graphite), 1 skein.
Needles and other supplies:
• US 6 / 4 mm DPNs (4) or size needed to obtain gauge
• 1 stitch marker
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends