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NakedPancakes
03-16-2006, 07:07 PM
My friend asked me to make him some armwarmers. I don't know how to know how much to knit so they fit just right.

How can you tell with those types of things?

quirky
03-16-2006, 07:11 PM
I dont know about the arm warmers - but I love your screen name :rofling:

NakedPancakes
03-16-2006, 07:12 PM
hehe, thanks! <3

feministmama
03-16-2006, 09:49 PM
Go here

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/index.php

and type in "arm warmers" in the search window.

:heart: your name too!

NakedPancakes
03-16-2006, 10:15 PM
eh. Thats not really what Im looking for..
Thanks, though

Ingrid
03-16-2006, 10:16 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by arm warmers--like sleeves without the sweater?

NakedPancakes
03-16-2006, 10:19 PM
lol yes. these are supposed to be from wrist to elbow types.

I just wondered how I would know how much to knit and where to increase if I needed. becauseof how your arm gets bigger.

I suppose i could knit it in short sections? one for the size of your wrist, then so on and so on.

Ingrid
03-16-2006, 10:23 PM
If you did it in ribbing, you'd probably get a better fit because of the stretchiness. Most sleeve patterns increase from the wrist at a rate of two stitches every 4-5 rows, so if you start at the wrist and keep trying it on, you could use that as a guideline.

NakedPancakes
03-16-2006, 10:29 PM
This guys arm is a bit bigger than mine. I had him measure around at his wrist, elbow and in the middle though. and I have an idea of how long he wants it. so. just do it in loose ribbing, I suppose?

Ingrid
03-16-2006, 10:34 PM
That's what I would try.

IrishBaby
03-16-2006, 10:44 PM
Arm warmers are called SLEEVES. ;) Throw that in Google and see what you come up with. ;)

Hepsibah
03-17-2006, 03:38 AM
Here is a simple pattern you might be able to modify.
http://www.knittingatknoon.com/funkypatt.html

bjc1050
03-17-2006, 01:48 PM
I'm wondering if maybe you could take a basic men's sweater pattern (size large or whatever size should fit) and just knit the sleeves in the round then bind off when they reach to the elbow? :thinking:

NakedPancakes
03-17-2006, 03:31 PM
hm.
That might be a good idea...

thanks bjc1050

feministmama
03-18-2006, 02:22 AM
Maybe just make a long tube in ribbing with a thumb hole :??

cozyhomelife
03-19-2006, 04:51 PM
My friend asked me to make him some armwarmers. I don't know how to know how much to knit so they fit just right.

How can you tell with those types of things?

Have you checked out the free patterns that hang around the yarn? OK, took me a minute but I went and got my freebie and then found it on their site. These 'wrist warmers' are not at all girlie and can be worn by either sex. Whatcha think?

http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1593

NakedPancakes
03-19-2006, 05:01 PM
I had to sign up to see it. but I think that will be really helpful. thank you!

I do check on the free pattern sheets at the store I go to. I go to the same store all the time though and I checked there. They didnt have any on armwarmers