Saturday Afternoon by Mandy Bee

Saturday Afternoon

April 2016
Erika Knight British Blue Wool
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
301 - 361 yards (275 - 330 m)
S, M, L
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These armwarmers are inspired by my favorite kind of weekend: The kind where I have no plans and nowhere to go. Soft, cozy and oversized, these armwarmers are what I would want to wear on a chilly Saturday afternoon while knitting in my favorite chair.

Knitting these armwarmers is going to be like reading your favorite book for the third time. Simple stockinette in the round, a few inches of ribbing, a few increases, decreases, and just the slight complication of the thumb hole make this a relaxing knit. The two-color pattern allows for fun customization, too! Show off your own style with a unique color combo.

These armwarmers are worked in the round from the bottom up using double pointed needles. The thumbhole is created by casting off stitches at the beginning of a round then casting on the same amount of stitches at the beginning of the next round. The ribbed sections are folded over themselves when worn.

S (M, L)
Sample in Size M. See schematic for dimensions.

Gauge in the round, in stockinette, blocked 20 sts x 22 rounds = 4in/10cm

4mm/US 6 DPNs, 15cm/6in length or size to obtain gauge

1 Stitch Marker (to mark round) Tapestry Needle

DK-weight in two colors.
Small: 142yd/130m (MC); 117yd/107m (CC) Medium: 153yd/140m (MC); 128yd/117m (CC) Large: 177yd/162m (MC); 145yd/133m (CC)

Erika Knight British Blue, 100% wool
3 balls in Fawn 101 (MC); 2 (3, 3) balls in Boho 111 (CC)