These stylish arm warmers are worked with Silk Cloud and Staccato held together, in a simple welted pattern. Bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette are arranged in gradually increasing and then decreasing pattern to best show off the silken strands. Perfect way to cocoon your hands in some luxury and warmth as it’s perfect for making exquisite last-minute gifts.
Originally published as part of Shibui Silk booklet in January 2012 which is now out of print.
Prue mitts is now available as a single pattern.
7 (8, 9)ʺ wrist circumference
Shibui Staccato (70% superwash merino, 30% silk;
191 yds/50g); 1 (1, 2) skeins, color Blueprint
Shibui Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds/25g);
1 skein, color Blueprint
US 6 (4 mm) dpns, set of 5
18 sts and 36 rnds = 4ʺ in washed and blocked Welted
Stitch Pattern, holding one strand Staccato and one strand
Silk Cloud together
Staccato contains a high silk content, and relaxes after washing; for this reason, swatches must be washed and blocked to accurately measure gauge. Hold one strand Staccato with one strand Silk Cloud throughout.