The Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers combine two of any knitter’s favorite things: 1) using up those tiny balls of leftover sock yarn and 2) stripes. By creating a stripe patterning that repeats and overlaps, there are not only less ends to weave in but it also opens the possibilities for endless color gradients. These simple-yet-addictive arm warmers keep your hands warm and your fingers available for knitting. How many colour combinations can you come up with?
This great stashbusting project has a matching hat pattern! You can find the Sock Stashbuster Slouch Hat here.
Don’t forget to join us in the Aknitica Designs group on Ravelry! It’s a great place to talk over colour choices and give the rest of us inspiration. 🙂
The colours used in my rainbow-like sample are Knit Picks Palette in
Sizes: Hand circumferences are 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5 inches. They’re designed to be knit with negative ease, which means you’ll want them to be a little snug for the best, scrunchy (and not baggy) fit.
Yarn: 30 – 35 grams / 250 – 300 yards of fingering-weight
Needles: Size 2 US (2.75 mm) circular needles for knitting in the round. You’ll need 2 circs (Or Magic Loop or dpn’s if your prefer) for this small-circumference knitting.
- Putting stitches on waste yarn
- Sewing in ends
- Knitting in the round
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