Reversible Arm Warmers Using Shibui Silk Cloud
Knit in two colors, the two layers of these soft, scrunchy cuffs are designed like our Inside Outside Cowl and can be pulled through for infinite variation—from color tipped to color blocked to completely reversed. Pick two colors and give these arm warmers your personal touch!
Shibui Silk Cloud lends a beautiful luster and subtle halo to these warming cuffs. Silk Cloud is a lace-weight mohair blend with a core of silk (a significant 40%!). This floaty fiber creates a fine fabric that’s smooth and warm in the double layers of our Reversible Arm Warmers.
X-Small/Small: Approx. 7"/18cm around; to fit 6 1/2-7 1/2"/16.5-19cm palm.
Medium/Large: Approx. 8"/20cm around: to fit 7 1/2-8 1/2"/19-21.5cm palm.
Short cuff: 8"/20cm. Long cuff: 12"/30.5cm
2 Skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (330yds/300m each): 1 skein each of Color A and Color B.
Shown in X-small/Small, Long Cuffs, Color A = 11, Tar and Color B = 2041, Pollen.
For short cuffs, approx. 150yds/137m each in two colors of lace-weight yarn;
For long cuffs,approx 220yds/201m each in two colors.
To adjust length, allow 20 yds/18m of yarn per 1"/2.5cm finished length per pair.
Approx. 170 yds/155m each in two colors of lace-weight yarn for short cuffs;
approx 255 yds/233m each for long cuffs. to adjust length, allow 22 yds/20m of yarn per 1"/2.5cm finished length, per pair.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 1 (2.25mm) set of 4 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 0 (2mm) set of 4 double point needles, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
USB/1 (2.25mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on and rescuing dropped sts.
Smooth strong lace-weight yarn for provisional cast-on.
2 locking markers
Darning needle to finish
32 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette st, relaxed, after blocking.
For the love of tiny needles! These arm warmers are a perfect little treat to work in between chunkier projects and so wearable. With a gauge this fine, they give the look of a chic sweater cuff under the sleeves of a blazer or jacket without all the extra bulk. Reversibility gives you two pairs in one! While we have opted to use the same yarn in different colors, we think it would look mighty fine in different yarns of the same color. Mix and match to your heart’s delight!
While you’re knitting, keep an eye out for dropped stitches every few rounds. Our test knitters recommend keeping a tiny crochet hook at hand for rescues.
The Free Adaptation
Digital Reversible Arm Warmers pattern. (Download)
Printed Reversible Arm Warmers pattern. (Requires shipping.)
1 sk 11 Tar + 1 sk 2041 Pollen.
1 sk 2032 Field + 1 sk 2038 Cove.
1 sk 2016 Suit + 1 sk 2182 Shore.
1 sk 2001 Abyss + 1 sk 2035 Fog.
1 sk 2012 Fjord + 1 sk 2003 Ash.
1 sk 2017 Velvet + 1 sk 2022 Mineral.
1 sk 115 Brick + 1 sk 13 Caffeine.