Sunday, November 28, 2010

new pattern: arden

New Pattern up on Ravelry today! 

Arden is unisex elbow-length hand-warmer that uses a single skein of Malabrigo Worsted. One large cable is accented by single ribbing and smaller twisted cables, which can be easily knit without a cable needle, making Arden a fast, engaging project.
Arden is available in two sizes, a smaller size to fit an average woman’s hand and a larger size to fit an average man’s hand; the smaller size has a hand circumference of 7” and the larger size has a hand circumference of 7.5”. Both sizes of hand-warmer measures 7” around the arm, and are 15”/ 38 cm long when lying flat and un-stretched.

Two notes on fit:
  • If you have small hands, you may prefer working at a tighter gauge by going down a needle size and/or using a lighter worsted weight yarn to ensure a closer fit.
  • These mitts are elbow length, but it’s very easy to shorten them if that’s too long for you - some test knitters left off one repeat of the cable pattern for shorter mittens.

This pattern has been test-knit in both sizes, and includes written and charted directions.

  • 220 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Paris Night)
  • Size 7 DPNs or size needed to achieve gauge. 
  • Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers.


  1. gorgeous!! I love that it takes only a single skein of the worsted malabrigo, too- who wouldn't want to wrap their arms in malabrigo??

  2. thank you so much! I was so relieved about the yardage - I have a million single skeins of yarn lying around, so at least now I have one way to use them :)