Second Skin armwarmers by Tanja Fleischer

Second Skin armwarmers

November 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Texture Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
186 - 263 yards (170 - 240 m)
one size with custom forearm circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Long, fingerless mitts are a fun accessory for all knitters in winter. They’re quick to knit, stylish, and add another layer of cushy warmth on those really cold days. But I’ve got a little problem – I’ve got some muscles on my forearm! Here’s the solution - simple shaping to fit all arms like a second skin!

No more wrestling with shapeless tubes that are tight around your muscle and bulge at the wrist. Only one simple equation is needed to get the perfect size for your arm. This pattern also provides maximum flexibility for your fingers.

The easy Texture Pattern plays with variegated yarns and breaks up the striping, as well as keeping the knitting process interesting.

Second Skin can easily be used as a template for pattern variations - it will work with any stitch pattern that is a multiple of two. Feel free to spice things up with your favorite, simple cable pattern or add some cute lace details!