March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 350 yards (183 - 320 m)
Child (Teen/Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
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Whether you think of these as very long fingerless mitts or detached sleeves, they are the perfect accessory for the kid who won’t wear sweaters, for the runner who wants something light to keep them warm, for the office maven who’s getting frozen by air conditioning—and just about anyone else. These knit up quickly and make great gifts!


Adult S will fit many smaller women.
Adult M corresponds to Women’s L / Men’s M.
Adult L corresponds to Women’s XL / Men’s L.

Finished Measurements

Hand circumference: 6½ (7, 8, 9)“
Circumference just above elbow: 9½ (10, 11, 12)”
Length (adjustable): 15½ (16½, 17½, 18½)“


  • 200 (250, 300, 350) yds worsted-weight wool yarn

Pictured above in Child’s size in Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (used all of 2 skeins). Other recommended long-color-repeat yarns: Crystal Palace Mochi Plus, Classic Elite Liberty Wool, Noro Kureyon, Noro Silk Garden

Other recommended yarns for solid or semi-solid sleeves: Alisha Goes Around Pulchritude of Peacocks, Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash, Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Berroco Vintage

  • US size 8 / 5mm needles for working in the round (set of double-pointed needles, 32-inch or longer circular for magic loop, or two 24-inch or longer circulars for the two-circulars method), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 7 / 4.5mm needles for working in the round, or 1 size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Darning needle