Who Needs Sleeves?
Who needs sleeves when you’ve got these?!
These cozy tubes will keep your arms warm when
you don’t want a long sleeved shirt or sweater on.
Worked in the round, two at a time with Magic Loop. The “cable” is really just a twist, so you don’t need a cable needle.
15” long x 2 1/2“ wide at wrist, 5” wide at bicep
38cm long x 6cm wide at wrist, 13cm wide at bicep
235yds / 215m; 95g / 3.5oz total
Any superwash wool in worsted and/or DK weight
What I used (from my stash, and is sadly now discontinued):
Liberty Wool - Classic Elite Yarn
(100g/244 yds total)
2 skeins Color #7823 Lot 5884
122 yds / 50g
KnitPicks - Swish DK
123 yds / 50g
I think it’s easiest to use 2 balls per arm, but if you have one large skein, you can separate it into two equal balls, or pull from the outside for one arm and the inside for the other.
US5/3.75mm circular, 16-32” / 40-80cm
US7/4.5mm circular, 16-32” / 40-80cm
17 sts x 14 rows = 2”/5cm
2x3 Rib, unblocked (resting, not stretched out)
Baby Cable Rib
Ways to make it your own:
•Use ANY DK or worsted weight yarn. Seriously. Don’t even stress the gauge too much. As long as you like the fabric, and as long as you’re close to the gauge, you can assume the yarn amounts indicated will work. If you’re getting a much heavier gauge, maybe eliminate a repeat, or conversely, if you’re getting a much smaller gauge (or want to use a lighter weight yarn), maybe add a repeat.
•Continue the Baby Cable Rib further up the arm and work less 2x3 Rib.
• Make them longer.
• Make them shorter.
Video tutorials provided.
Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.