Philosopher Sleeves


Everyone needs some philosopher sleeves to help with reading, thinking, tea drinking – whatever you like to do! The smallest size only uses one skein of sock yarn, so dive into your stash and pull out that one special skein you’ve been saving.

These fun sleeves are knit from the top down to the wrist and have basic shaping for a sleek fit. The optional elbow patches are knit separately and sewn on later.

Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius

Skills: knit, purl, ssk, K2tog, M1

Sizes: xs, s, m, l

Finished Measurements: xs measures approx. 3.5″ wide at mid-arm and 20″ in length (shown)

Yarn: 1-2 skeins of Madelinetosh Sock (shown in colour William Morris), 100% superwash merino; 114-228 g, 395-790 yds

Note: xs uses 1 skein – all other sizes use 2 skeins

+ small amount of CC fingering yarn for elbow patches (optional)

Gauge: approx 28 sts and 44 rows = 10 cm/4″ in St st on 3 mm needles

Needles: 2.5 mm dpns; 3 mm dpns or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: teeny crochet hook or tapestry needle, stitch marker