A timeless design that depending on the size chosen can be worn on the legs or the wrists, on a child or an adult, and shared by many. Warmers that can be passed down as children grow, taken off a mother’s wrists to warm a child’s legs, worn to a yoga class, or as an extra layer on chillier days as we conserve energy or are simply out and about. This pattern is easy enough for a confident beginner but engaging enough for a more advanced knitter. Choose the size that fits you and your busy life the best, as well as complements your wardrobe, so the Gowla Warmers will be worn time and time again, in all the seasons of your life.
And be sure to check out the Gowla Shawl that inspired these warmers.
US 8 (5.0 mm), 12” (30 cm) circular needle for size XS-XL, 16“ (40 cm) for size 2X-3X (You can also use DPNs or Magic Loop, if desired.)
200-460 yd. (190-420 m) worsted weight yarn
Sample arm warmer shown in Size XS:Malabrigo Rios, Worsted Weight, color Natural100% Superwash Merino wool; 210 yards (190 m)/100 grams
Sample leg warmer shown in Size L:
Madelinetosh Hand Dyed Yarns, Tosh DK, DK Weight, color Elizabeth Taylor100% Merino wool; 225 yards (205 m)/100 grams
(In my opinion, this yarn is more like a worsted, so I use it as such).
Gauge: 20 sts/24 rnds = 4” (10 cm) square in lace pattern using US 8 (5.0 mm) needles, gently blocked
Other Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle
• Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
• Increasing, decreasing (yo, s2kp)
• Working from charts (written directions available)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X (See next page for measurements.)
All sizes are 13.5” (34 cm) long