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Pleated Arm Warmers

Modern Top-Down Knitting
Knitting
October 2010
14 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
500 - 575 yards (457 - 526 m)
Small (Large)
Errata available: abramsbooks.com

My grandmother gave me a pair of elbow-length navy blue silk gloves when I was in high school. Though I found few occasions to wear them, putting them on always made me feel rather elegant---a feeling I have tried to capture here in this knitted version. I used a silky-smooth bamboo yarn and a pleated pattern that feels nice around the hands and layers perfectly under any coat.

A helpful video for working the tuck stitch (thank you to Jennifer Dassau at the Knitting Vortex): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PivJYWwiptI