These arm-warmers are like unattached sleeves that one can wear with all the short or 3⁄4 sleeves that look cute, but don't really keep up when the weather gets colder.
Armwarmers are the most practical and versatile accessory ever! I wear them either to make my shorter sleeves "longer" or, if my fingers freeze they can stand in as temporary mittens, when I wear them really low on the hands and bury my fingers in them!
Any smooth and highly twisted yarn is suitable for showing off the cables. In this sample 100% merino was used, which is an excellent choice for textured patterns.
And they are made out of worsted weight yarn, which makes for a speedy knit!
This pattern uses a tubular cast on and bind off for a very neat looking finishing that has also extreme stretch (my absolute favorite for accessories). But if you don't feel up to work this technique, you can exchange this CO or BO with any other method of your choice, just make sure that it is very stretchy!
You can download this pattern for free either on this site here, or directly on ravelry.