I decided I wanted to make some arm warmers for myself. I used some of the left over yarn I had to make these stripy ones.
I used size 8 double pointed needles for these. I cast on 34 stitches and knitted in a round until I got to the length I wanted. To make the thumb area - I knitted 2, then with a scrap piece of yarn I knitted the next 6 with it and then went back to the other yarn and finished the row. Then after finishing the warmer, I took out the scrap yarn and inserted 3 DPN on the open stitches. I then knitted in a round and then bound off the stitches -- Hopefully that made some sense. I went to a lot of different patterns to get my ideas and to understand what I wanted to do. This one was the best for helping with the thumb.