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SoftCables

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
210 - 250 yards (192 - 229 m)
S,L (for measurements see below)
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These arm-warmers are like unattached sleeves that one can wear with all the short or 3⁄4 sleeves that just don’t cut it when the weather gets colder. The good thing about them is that they also double as fingerless gloves if worn very low on the hands!

They feature a big mirrored cable, with crisp and neat looking braids thanks to the hidden purl stitch in-between them. The rest of the armwarmers is worked in Stockinette stitch or simple k1,p1 ribbing.

Any smooth and highly twisted yarn is suitable for showing off the cables. In this sample 100% merino was used, which is an excellent choice for textured patterns.

This pattern uses a tubular cast on and bind off for a very neat looking finishing that has also extreme stretch. You can exchange this CO or BO with any other technique of your choice, just make sure that it is very stretchy!

A big thank you to my wonderful tech-editor Kate, who has saved me more than once from complete and utter embarrassement!!!!!
:)

Yarn:
Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big superfein (131 yards or 120m/50gr):
2 skeins Black (colourway 627) or approximately 80(95)gr,
192(228) m or 210(250) yards.
…or any other worsted weight yarn at 131 yards or 120m/50g,
which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate

Needles:
3,5mm/US 4 DPNs or circular needles.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Other:
tapestry needle, cable needle.

Gauge
20sts and 24 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch on 3,5mm/ US 4 needles, after blocking.

Sizing
Small: circumference 16cm/6.5 inches.
Large: circumference 20cm/8 inches.
Length for both sizes: 31,5cm/ 16 inches long.