Picot & Lace Armwarmers

toinette's fingerless mitts

You may remember these armwarmers from Christmas. Upon seeing the ones I knit for my youngest sister, another one begged, pleaded, & demanded a pair for herself as a Birthday gift. I’ve also taken this opportunity to write up the pattern and post it…although I could have sworn I’d already done that!

Without further ado:

Yarn: Paton’s Classic Merino Wool in black & brown. Perhaps half a skein of the brown (although I doubt even that much) and maybe a handful of yards of the black.

Needles: Size 7 dpns

R= round

CO 40 sts in black, join for knitting in the round (R)
k2 R
*k2tog, yo*
k3 R

change to brown

K2 R, then:

R1: K7, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, K rest of round
R2: K7 k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k rest of round

Repeat these 2 rounds until 9 1/2 inches from the picot yo/k2tog round.

At the same time:

at 3, 4 & 5 inches:

3 inches: k4, ssk, k1, k pattern above, k1, k2tog
4 inches: k3, ssk, k1, k pattern above, k1, k2tog
5 inches: k2, ssk, k1, k pattern above, k1, k2tog

At 9 1/2 inches, k17 sts (keeping to pattern), BO 4 sts (On the 2nd mitt, you will K29 (keeping to pattern), then BO4, k1). At the next round CO 4 sts using the backward loop cast on.

Continue knitting in pattern, repeating decrease pattern at 1 & 2 inches past thumb hole.

K1 round, switch to black.

K1 round, but at pattern decrease do as follows: k2tog, k3, k2tog. K rest of round

K 2 more rounds
K picot round: *k2tog, yo*
k 2 more rounds
BO all sts.

Sew picots down, weave in ends & enjoy!

Edited on May 6, 2009…Missyfee seems to be the first person to knit & post pictures of these armwarmers on Ravelry. She edited the pattern for dk weight yarn & to be knit from the fingers and up the arm, then she kindly posted the details here. Enjoy!