Skystone Armwarmers by Felicity Ford

Skystone Armwarmers

Knitting
August 2019
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.

You can purchase Boost Your Knitting from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear and for £22.00 plus shipping you will receive a print book and complimentary ebook.

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

YARN
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:

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

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

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
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

TENSION
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

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

The following video tutorials will be found on our website at www.acknitwear.co.uk/boost-your-knitting after pattern launch on 1st August.
Choosing colours for stranded colourwork
Fair Isle colour dominance

PATTERN NOTES
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.