Jazz Hands by Nicole Montgomery

Jazz Hands

December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Unstretched 2 x 2 rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One Size Fits Most
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When the gray of winter is getting you down, put on a pair of Jazz Hands to lift your spirits! When your husband wants the thermostat set lower than you would like this winter, depend on your Jazz Hands to keep you cozy!

These fun arm warmer / fingerless gloves are great to slip under sweater sleeves or over long-sleeved t-shirts to keep your hands toasty while still leaving your fingers free to knit, type on the computer, or do chores around the house (but let’s face it, I’d much rather you take that time to knit!)

The pattern is written for one size. Model’s forearm circumference is 10” and wrist is 6”, but this fabric has a bit of stretch to accommodate arms that are slightly larger (and for arms that are slightly smaller, the hand ribbing will shrink down to fit while the arm portion will just have a “slouchy” style to it.) If you are intent on resizing, I recommend using sport weight yarn and US size 3 or 4 needles (though you should go back to working with the size 2 needles when you get to the hand portion since hand sizes don’t differ much, even when body weight is significantly different.)

This pattern uses increases, decreases, picking up stitches and twisted stitches. The pattern links to a video that demonstrates both the left twist and the right twist, in addition to the written explanation in the pattern.

Many, many thanks to Bananamiss, the wonderful Raveler who tested this pattern!