Skystone Armwarmers by Felicity (Felix) Ford

Skystone Armwarmers

August 2019
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
416 yards (380 m)
One size
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Understanding the process of choosing colours for stranded work is a breeze with Felix’s system.

Felicity’s Skystone Armwarmers are the sixth project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

To fit average adult
Arm circumference: 21.5cm [8½in]
Length: 30.5cm [12in]

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight / fingering; 100% Shetland wool; 115m per 25g ball)

1 x 25g ball of each of the following shades:

Yarn A: 16
Yarn B: 142
Yarn C: FC15
Yarn D: 53
Yarn E: 96
Yarn F: 66
Yarn G: 28
Yarn H: 90

Yarn A: 36
Yarn B: 77
Yarn C: 21
Yarn D: 72
Yarn E: 78
Yarn F: FC64
Yarn G: 1281
Yarn H: FC61

1 set 3mm [US 2.5] double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or size needed to match tension
Stitch markers
Smooth waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
Tapestry needle

28 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm [4in] over colourwork pattern, after washing and blocking
23 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm [4in] over rib with yarn held double, after washing and blocking

A photo tutorial for the following technique can be found within this book:
Choosing colours for stranded colourwork

The following video tutorials can be found on our website at
Choosing colours for stranded colourwork
Fair Isle colour dominance

These armwarmers are worked in the round at a relaxed gauge. A thumb gusset is worked at the same time as the rest of the armwarmer and finished after the main body is complete. Yarn is held double for working cosy ribbing at the cuff, hand and thumb, to provide maximum warmth and durability.

You may find it easier to work the armwarmers inside out, in order to keep an even tension in the floats of yarn not in use. Simply start to work in the round, and then flip the fabric inside out. Continue to work, looking at the right side of the fabric – you will be working at the far side of your work, with the mitten between you and the working needles.

A blank chart for you to colour in can be found in the ebook file Extras: August.