Vörå-Inspired Arm Warmers by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Vörå-Inspired Arm Warmers

January 2015
Light Fingering ?
33 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in 2 color stranded knitting
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
250 - 500 yards (229 - 457 m)
Women's medium
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

Add a touch of color to your winter ensemble with these gorgeous blue-and-white patterned arm warmers, modeled after the traditional sweaters of Vörå Finland. (Interweave)

Interweave SKU: EP11975

Finished Size: 7¼ inches (18.4 cm) long and 7¾ inches (19.7 cm) circumference, tapering to 6¾ inches (17.1 cm) at wrist; woman’s medium

Yarn: Geilsk Cotton/Wool, 55% lamb’s wool/45% cotton yarn, fingering weight, 250 yards (228.6 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 1 ball each of #C2 Blue (MC) and #C8 Natural White (CC)

Needles: Inox Needles, set of 4 or 5 double pointed, size 0 (2mm) or size needed to obtain gauge,

Hint: Use Takumi bamboo size 1 (2.25mm) needles for two-color stranded rounds; if working with two sizes of needles, use a different color or material for each size so you don’t get the sets mixed up.

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 33 sts and 41 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in 2-color stranded knitting

Originally Published: PieceWork, January-February 2015.

Designer shifted needle sizes through the Dotted Diamonds Chart and then worked the remainder of the arm warmers with smaller sized needles only.

Pattern does not indicate that each ball is used fully.