I was asked to design “manly black armwarmers” to wear while riding a motorcycle – something to close the gap between the leather jacket and gloves. Cables were the first thing that came to mind. He liked them so much that I made a pair for myself as well! These are just the thing for scenic motorcycle rides in the country – or blustery fall days in the city. Made of 100% wool, they are warm without being too bulky, and fit tightly to help keep the wind out.
SIZE: S [L] (shown in size S)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: To fit an arm that’s 6 [7.5] inches around at widest point of forearm. Negative ease is included in the pattern.
YARN: Patricia Roberts Lambswool [100% lambswool; 50g/168 yards;] charcoal gray; 1 skein or Filatura Di Crosa Zarina Extrafine Merino [100% merino; 50g/181 yards;] colour 1490: blue; 1 skein or any other sport-DK weight yarn to get gauge.
- 1 set(s) US #3/3.25mm double-point needles
- Cable needle
- Tapestry needle
- Round marker
GAUGE: 30 sts/42 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch
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This pattern is © 2007 The Knitting Pirate. You may make copies for your own personal use, but you may not sell copies of the pattern. You may sell the armwarmers you make provided that credit is given to the Knitting Pirate for the design. If you have any questions about what you can or can’t do with this pattern, please feel free to contact the Knitting Pirate.
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