Easy Poofy Arm Warmers
We adore our Poofy Capelet.
But as the temperature dropped sharply, we realized that it can be a bit
light for a true San Francisco evening, with artic wind gusts and
fog rolling in thickly... The problem isn't the Poof itself, which is
extremely warm, but the sheer size of coverage area for the circulation-impaired.
The solution: these super quick
arm-warmers. They have a small slit so they can double
as fingerless mittens, staying in place better in the process.
Level of difficulty
Sizes: S/M, [M , L]
- 2 balls Crystal Palace Poof
(50g, 47yd) color 9377 (walnut), 100% microfiber nylon.
- Set of double-pointed needles, size 11 (8mm)
Approximately 2.5 - 3 sts. per inch
- Cast on 12 [13,14] sts.
Work in the round, garter stitch until work measures
approximately 10-11 inches.
You can try it on with the needles in and check it goes
comfortably from elbow to wrist creases, without stretching.
- To make the thumb hole, you're going to be working 'flat' for a bit,
creating a vertical slit,
back and forth from the same point on the previous circle.
Pick a likely place, and put in a stitch marker.
*Knit 11 [12,13] stiches, turn. Purl 11 [12,13] stiches, turn.*
Repeat from * 3 times.
- Join work into a circle again. Knit around and around for 3 more rows.
- Bind off loosely.
First published: 5 oct 04
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