Work in progress: Two-at-a-time cable armwarmers

I'm confident that I speak for many knitters across the northern hemisphere when I say that the sudden appearance of chilly mornings is the only excuse we need to cast on ALL THE THINGS. I have a few design projects (for summer) on the go already and they have deadlines, so this week I needed to cast on a quick project that would give me a seasonal feel without being too distracting. To those who know me, it will be no surprise that I decided on a new pair of armwarmers - I may be addicted to these useful tubes of loveliness.

Merino Soft** and the new Merino Soft Brush from Scheepjes are just perfect - soft and warm but also machine washable - essential for me as I have children and a dog so I frequently end up carrying all sorts of things (from acorns to slobbery tennis balls) on my morning walks. 


Remembering the last (mis-matched) disaster, I decided to make two-at-a-time but only after I'd already knit the first rib. Luckily, it was easy enough to catch up  as I'm using a new Tulip Knina Swivel knitting needle (review to follow).

Extremely soft and squishy stitches
The stitch pattern is very easy, with one cable row in every 10 rows of knitting, and it would be perfectly suitable for a new knitter who'd like to try a simple cable, or for someone looking to make a quick useful project. I'll write the pattern up and post it here for you over the next couple of weeks and by the time that's done the new yarn will be in stock with retailers so you'll have an excuse to give it a try.


Before I sign off, a quick reminder that there's a special reader offer for Deramores on yesterday's post and there will be ANOTHER brand new yarn review coming on Friday and *spoiler alert* it's awesome. Don't miss it!

**Yarn for this project was supplied by Scheepjes. Opinions are my own. Stockist information includes affiliate links. Find more of my projects made with Scheepjes on the blogger inspiration pages of their website.

2 comments

  1. Ha ha you are SO right, I had to stop my current long term project and crochet a super quick little scarf yesterday evening, I just couldn't help myself! My long term project has a horrible cable pattern, one of those that seems random (even though of course it is not) and impossible to learn off by heart, I'm really wishing I'd swapped it for something like this before I started!

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    1. Oh no! I find it very tedious to knit things like that where I have to constantly heck the pattern. I'm a lazy knitter!!! Glad you got a quick fix from another project though - they are lifesavers! (Sanity-savers!) x

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