Saturday, October 5, 2013

Knitted Arm Warmers

I am known for giving my handmade knitwear as gifts for all occasions.  Baby Showers are easy....a hand knit or crocheted blanket and matching hat!  All other events.....Birthdays, Christmas, Secret Santa, Get Well Soon, Thank You, Teacher Appreciation, it's usually a scarf, or cowl.  Shawls go to the very special person or event.  It's expected and I'm very happy to do it, but, I ask you, how many scarves can one girl give or have piles of under the tree?
Arm warmers are the gift this year and how perfect they are!  No matter what you call it...arm warmer, gauntlet, wrist warmer, sleeve or fingerless glove, it has the same effect.  One size needle, one weight size yarn, one cast on number.  Fits all women and teens.  Petite gals, like my daughter, and "fluffy" girls, like myself can all wear the same arm warmer following the same pattern.  You can even make a matching cup cozy!
No thumb hole, just long, cozy and versatile!  Long run yarns are gorgeous!  Wool blend yarn for the colder climate gift.  Cotton or bamboo for the sunnier climate.  Get some of the yarn I used for this pattern in the Craftsy Yarn Shop!

Search your stash of yummy yarn for a special gift!  One skein that cost $13.00 produced these stunners!  Soft, cozy and a bit of sparkle from the sequins.
Try this yummy yarn in the Craftsy Yarn Shop for these luscious ones!
I always wrap my knitted gifts in special ribbon I buy on Etsy.  Very affordable and really makes the gift special.  The above ribbon reads "Sheila Zachariae etsy.com/sheilalikestoknit" which is my Etsy store.  Roll up the warmers, secure with ribbon and add one of my Moo business cards and there you go.  No bag or wrapping of any kind to let your knitted goodness shine!  Look close and you will see the clear cup with straw that holds a shorter pair of warmers.
So, here's the start of my gift giving knitwear this year.  Since taking this photograph, I've made about 10 more pairs.  Have made a few for the men in my life as well.  Same pattern, just added an extra inch or so on the cast on.

What is your go-to pattern for gift giving this year?  You can purchase the pattern now from Ravelry, just click on the Buy Now button under the photo at the top of this post.

Click here for the pattern in my Etsy shop

Click here for MoseArt ribbon

Click here for Moo business cards


Have a great week,
sheila

12 comments:

  1. Hi, your hand warmers are beautiful! I love all the colors and I even love the cup cozy! I saw it on craft o maniac.
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. What a clever idea...one size fits all, so you just have to match the colour scheme to the recipient. Brilliant. Too bad all my gifts this year are for men (and boys) and they all want socks. I will save this idea for upcoming birthdays though. Thanks for sharing (I hopped over from Natural Suburbia).

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    1. Natalie, thanks so much for the note and kinds words. I'm working on some arm warmers for men/boys, same pattern, and will gets some pics posted soon.

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  3. love the colourful ones!!!!
    xxxx ale

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  4. Simple but really pretty! :) I love the pastel coloured ones..Do you use sock knitting needles or circular needles?

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    1. Thank you! I love the pastel ones too! I use double point needles for these.

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  5. These are really cute!! Looks like these will keep you warm in the cold coming months! Perfect gift idea, I am going pin this :)

    justbcrafty.com

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    1. The yarn has quite a bit of wool in it, which will come in handy here in Nebraska where it gets really cold. Thanks for commenting.
      Sheila

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  6. I pinned it! I love the look of them.

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    1. Bridgit, thank you! I'm still knitting away for warmers under the tree!

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  7. These are so beautiful and look so cozy! Great gift idea for sure!
    Stopping over from the "Clever Chicks Blog Hop". Following you on Bloglovin.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Bismah @
    http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

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