|Lady Lawyer Arm Warmers|
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (50% Peruvian wool, 20% Super Fine Alpaca, 30% Nylon; 433 yards [400 meters]/100 grams); #12171 Berry Pie Mix - one skein
Needles: One set of double-pointed needles (dpns) in size 1
Notions: Tapestry needle
|A little bit better view of the pattern, with a twist|
Gauge: 30 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette on size 2 needles
Now, before we get started, let's talk about sizing for a moment. To make these arm warmers, I cast on 72 stitches, and they're intended for a person whose forearms and base-of-thumb hand-parts measure roughly 9.5" around. Each iteration of the pattern is 6 stitches and little under 1"; for that reason, you can change the size of these arm warmers by simply casting on more or less stitches. If your forearms are smaller than 9.5" you can comfortably wear larger arm warmers, but they won't stretch and show the pattern off as well. So if your forearms/base-of-thumb-hand-parts measure about 8.5", consider casting on 66 stitches, cast on 60 stitches if they measure 7.5", and even less if you're making these for a child (and conversely, cast on 78, 84, etc. stitches if your forearms and hands are larger). Luckily, this is only something you have to think about once, when you do your initial cast-on! So let's get started.