Spring in New England, as many of you know, means warm-ish days and cool-ish nights. It’s the perfect time of year for a nice pair of new armwarmers.
The pattern is loosely based on the Albina Armwarmers except that I made them much longer than the pattern calls for and I did not include the button section at the top.
Basically I knit a gauge swatch and then figured out how many stitches to cast on based on that. I knit a bit of twisted rib at the top and then switched to stockinette and kept going. And going. I actually didn’t plan to make them quite this long but I was working on them at a Town Meeting and the meeting went on and on and so did my stockinette portion of the mitts. Good thing I’m flexible about stuff like that.
The yarn is some of my handspun – I think it’s Spunky Eclectic in the color Tulips but I’m honestly not sure because it’s from back in the day when I wasn’t very good about labeling my handspun. I actually thought, back then, that I would remember it all. How ridiculous! Perhaps Manise, the keeper of all fiber clubs and colorways, will identify it.
The colors remind me of a campfire and they would be perfect to wear around a campfire – hence the name.
They are pretty and soft and just the right thing for this time of year. I love ’em!