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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:43 AM
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Whatever happened to our knitters for peace? We need to get them
busy knitting arm and leg warmers for occupation.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:46 AM
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5. They are all over at Ravelry these days
in the OWS group there and doing just that.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:02 AM
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1. LOL just found a site: goknitinyourhat
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:23 AM
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2. found an easy sew up pattern! Woohoo.
Warmth Punk Style:
It seems like I'm cold all year long, but especially in the fall when the weather has cooled but there are still air conditioners on everywhere. I love fingerless gloves (armwarmers or gauntlets) to keep my arms and hands a little warmer when the temperature inside and outside don't match.

These punk-inspired warmers are completely simple because they're knit flat and sewn up, so you can leave as much room as you need for your thumb.

Instructions:
1.Cast on 30 stitches (35 for larger size).
2.Knit in knit one, purl one ribbing for four rows.
3.Knit in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until piece measures 5.5 inches from beginning.
4.Knit in knit one, purl one ribbing for four more rows.
5.Bind off in pattern. Cut yarn, leaving a tail to sew with.
6.Sew the ribbing together and a few rows at the top of your warmer, and up from the bottom until the hole left fits your thumb comfortably. I used mattress stitch.
7.Weave in ends.


http://knitting.about.com/od/accessories/p/vegas_armwarm.htm
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:59 AM
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6. Guess I will have to do some teaching! But I don't know if I remember the four needle trick.
Would have to practice for a bit. I ordered some arm warmers in a package to pass out all but one pair so I can use it for a pattern.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:30 AM
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3. If you've got circs, do a magic loop
It's demonstrated at You Tube.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:34 AM
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4. Circs? Vas es das?? Will look it up. I only have needles. LOL
Nutt'n fancy. :7
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 11:44 AM
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7. Circular needles
It's what you use when you fly cattle class and don't want to poke your seatmate's eye out.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 11:59 AM
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8. It's two pointy needle ends ...
... on either end of a flexible (usually nylon) cord.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:17 PM
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9. Try circular loom knitting....
Fast and easy.

I use all kinds of needles, but wanted something quick for knitting up the preemie hats I do for a local hospital NICU.

I use "Knifty Knitter" looms, both the circular and the long styles.

:)

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