Many a year ago (and truly, it's gotta be going on two and a half of those), I took a trip to Romni Wools with a good knitting friend and stumbled across the most prettiest yellow and golded shades of Fleece Artist Merino 2/6. This yarn's first incarnation was the Pithy Hat. Amazed as I was, I had a substantial amount of yarn left over when I completed this beauty.
I love me my 3/4 length sleeves, and short sleeved shirts. This poses a problem, because of the sometimes chilly climate of my fair province, and my always chilly climate of my fair workplace.
Hence were born the golden lacy armwarmers.
Pattern: my own, and it's truly quite simple
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
Things I love:
Their functionality. I was envisioning what I actually got. That's a rare happening around the sanctuary.
The lace pattern I used was the "Oriel Pattern" from Barbara Walker's Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. This is a wonderful book, filled with dream-inducing lace stitches and other patterns. It comes highly recommended by Ms. Canary.
I don't think I can give you the pattern here, but I'll tell you how I made it:
gauge: 6 st = 1"
Oriel Lace Pattern:
multiple of 12 sts plus 1.
CO 42 on straight needles.
1x1 rib for 1 cm.
Work straight for approximately 65 rows.
When working this section, you insert your lace pattern. I only put the lace pattern on what would become the top edge, because as many of you know, I am, how you say, a Lazy Knitter.
If you are not a Lazy Knitter, you can do your lace pattern the whole way round.
I then increased gradually over the next 60 rows, bringing the stitch count up to 51.
When the piece measured 11 inches, changed to 1x1 rib. Do the rib for 1 cm, then cast off.
Now, all you have to do is stitch up the long edge of the armwarmer, making sure to leave space for your thumb!
Here I present you with Butters. Not a fan of the camera. Or of being disturbed during sleepy-time.