So I’m lucky enough to live around the corner from a great knitting store, Noe Knit. My friend Susi opened it this year & its been so much fun helping out in the store. She has even let me do her window displays from time to time which I love. I used to do record store windows & its wonderful to use those skills again. Here’s the window I did this month with a sort of Thanksgiving food theme.Of course while I’m there I have to pick up some yarn.
I picked up some Cascade Fixation for Peggy’s armwarmers. The spandex in it should be really good for these. I know the last thing I need is more yarn BUT Chicks with Sticks is having a yarn swap on Monday & I am determined to bring a bunch. Plus just two weeks ago I gave a bunch of partial balls to the local elementary school to use in their knitting class. So, really when you think about it I deserved more yarn.
So, I’ve been asked to make a sweater for a newborn with a sailing motif. As luck would have it at the same time one of the women I knit with was giving away the Kid Knits book which had this fabulous little sailing set. I’m just doing the sweater & hat.
I’m using the Tahki Cotton since it was the right gauge & has such beautiful colors. I started last Monday & now have the body done as well as starting a sleeve. Love these patterns where the body is knit in one piece & then stitches are picked up for sleeves…so easy. I want to get this done by Thanksgiving so I can start another pair of armwarmers that day for Peggy the lovely bartender at the dub. …i guess I better get on it.
My friend Erich asked me to create some armwarmers for him to wear at night at Burning Man. He wanted something that was above his elbow & went all the way to his fingers. The pictures above are the finished product. The green ones glow under black light and the striped ones match a pair of socks I’ve seen him wear. I’ve been asked to share the pattern so here it is.
Yarn: Reynolds Signature
Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows per inch
Needles: Size 8 circular 12 inch needles (or size needed to get gauge)
Size: me (erich)
Cast on 50 (60) stitches
Place a stitch marker after stitch 25 and stitch 50
Join being careful not to twist.
Rows 1-7 Work K1P1 ribbing
Row 8 – 13 Knit
Row 14 and every 7th row: Decrease one stitch after each stitch marker by knitting two stitches together 10 times (30 (40)stitches)
Row 78 – 90 Knit
Row 91 Increase one stitch after each marker by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch (32 (42) stitches)
Row 92 – 97 Knit
Row 98 knit to one stitch before stitch marker. Bind off two stitches. Knit to end of row.
Row 99 -105 St St
Row 106 cast on 2 stitches placing stitch marker between them. Join circle back together.
Row 107 – 112 Knit
Row 113 Increase one stitch after each marker by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch. (34 (44) stitches)
Row 114 – 120 Work in K1P1 Ribbing
If you want seperate finger holes just sew the top of the ribbing together into 4 equal spaces with yarn. I also sewed transparented beading elastic into the top and botton of the upper ribbing section for a tighter fit.
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So I just finished the black poison hoodie this weekend. I made it out of Signature which is a soft blend of acrylic and wool. So not to scratchy for a baby & washable. I’m getting good at the zipper thing too…
Next project a sailors sweater from the Kid Knits book….