With the holiday season, and a new friendship with a talented beader and wire artist, comes a new custom order. One of my favorite items to make are a pair of armwarmers. The original pattern is simple and basic, however I have much altered in and with this particular run through I will even more heavily altering it. I'm using a seed stitch rather than ribbing and have devised a way to make a custom fit. Another variance I'm putting on the pattern is for the gusset (where the thumb goes) in line with the rest of the pattern.
Melli has chosen a love blue and green variegated acrylic made by Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable Worsted - a personal favorite yarn of mine.
The swatch made helps in establishing the proper sizing and for me is very important as I tend to knit very tightly. (I will also point out that this is a vast improvement over the first squares I knitted which were typically entirely too loose!)