Erich’s arms

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
Bind off.

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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