Schnapps

Schnapps
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Arm Warmers too!

I had to try making a set of arm warmers and I like the way these turned out.  Schnapps made the pattern to go along with the Karmic Kuddles hat.  Using super bulky Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, each warmer took less than an hour to make.  That means you could make a set of warmers and the hat in about 3 hours total.  Using only 2 skeins of yarn!  One skein was actually plenty to make 3 warmers.  We won't talk about the mistake that was the first one......  :)

I am happy to announce that this week almost 40 blankets will be given to foster children at a Christmas party at Wesley College and Bayhealth's Emergency Departments were given more blankets last week and the Dover Police Department were also given some to have on hand for children in crisis.  Hats have been shipped to many centers also.  We ARE making a difference!

This week I will be donating to a wonderful group in NYC that is bringing Christmas to children who lost everything in the hurricane.  This time of year we all get so caught up in making the holidays special for ourselves that we frequently about others.  Please try to make a difference to someone this season, in some way, especially if you have ever used any of my free patterns.  I give them to all so that together we can make a difference for so many.

Schnapps thought they would make great paw warmers for when he comes in from a walk!

Toasty warm!



 The pattern can be found as a PDF on Scribd.com or you can always email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will send you a copy.  Join us on our Facebook pages too!  Follow along as we make a difference and share new patterns!


Karmic Kuddles Arm Warmers

 

You will need:  50 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 13 double pointed needles

Abbreviations:

s1pw:  slip 1 stitch purl wise - holding yarn in back, as if to knit


Cast on 16 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Pattern:

Row 1: k6, (k1, s1pw, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over the k1 and the yo, k1), k6

Row 2: knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until the piece measures 
2 inches in length.  The work the thumb opening:

Row 1: k6, (k1, s1pw, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over the k1 and the yo, k1), k6

Row 2:  k12, bind off 2, knit 2

Row 3:  k6, (k1, s1pw, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over the k1 and the yo, k1), k2, cast on 2 using backwards loop method, k2

Row 4:  knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 of original pattern until the piece measures about 9 inches in length or however long you would like.

Finish: Bind off all stitches knitwise.  Weave in ends.

Knit other arm by repeating the same pattern including the thumb opening Row 1. 

Change for Thumb Opening:

    Row 2:  k2, bind off 2, k12

    Row 3:  k2, cast on 2 using backward loop method, k2,     (k1, s1pw, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over the k1 and the yo, k1), k6

    Row 4:  knit all stitches


The pattern design is in multiples of 4, so adjust accordingly.  Design stitches are in the brackets (  ).  


Remember, all are welcome to join us in some way - we love to see new people and are grateful when more people hear about us.  So, spread the word!  And, as always, if you or anyone you know is in need of chemo caps, please feel free to contact me directly at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will be happy to ship some out.  If there is a chemo center that is near and dear to your heart and you think they could use some hats, let me know and I will ship a box off to them.  This is what we do!!


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2 comments:

  1. Can I do with two circulars?,

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    1. I would imagine so, but I did it on dpn's so I don't really know.......

      Can't see why not though.... :)

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