fair isle warmers: knitting evolution

I knit these up a while ago, at one of the first stitch & bitches a friend of mine hosted. I constructed them sort of randomly, using up scraps of colourful yarn and knitting flat with straight needles (I think I'd vaguely considered making a small bag.. ). After I'd knit what was almost an arm's length of colourful fair isle, I realized what gorgeous warmers they'd make. Unfortunately, they weren't quite wide enough to go around my arm.. what to do?

The solution (as is often the case with me) was to turn to my crochet hook to bridge the gap, and the result was a black, rather gothy-lacy looking underside to the warmers which I adjusted to fit the curve of my arm. Simple, scrappy, and a good example of adaptability!


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