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Oct 24, 2012 22:51:42   #
Yarngrandma
 
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm warmer for his finance. She is being treated for colon cancer and wears a "port" in her right arm. The treatments make patients very cold, so they were very happy to receive stocking caps at the hospital, but my son wants something for her arm. He gave me this website http://www.ronwear.com/ and it shows jackets, but he's talking about sleeves. Does anyone of you have any patterns, or ideas on helping her?
Thank you in advance,
Ruth
 
Oct 24, 2012 23:15:57   #
Colorado knits
 
Oh my, something most of us have never thought about.

I suppose something like a sleeve knitted flat and seamed above and below the port location would work.

Let us know what you find out and make.

Good luck to her.
Oct 24, 2012 23:26:30   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
Robin Roberts on GMA wore an armband during her recent treatment and apparently viewers sent her some. Since the purpose is to keep the port protected, a knitted armband would have to be snug, not fuzzy, and fairly soft to be comfortable.

If you want it primarily for warmth, the armwarmers would be just the thing. Check http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/arm_wrist_warmers.php
Here's one:
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sedona/sedona.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/robin-roberts-of-good-morning-america-wears-an-armband-to-match-outfits

Etsy site with sewn armband (covers)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84978923/boutique-picc-line-iv-chemo-cover-cuff

My best wishes for his fiancee's quick recovery.
Oct 24, 2012 23:53:09   #
Yarngrandma
 
I especially liked the etsy link. Thank you SO much, I will try to make the arm warmers and order the cuff.
Bless you for your kindness!
Ruth

jmcret05 wrote:
Robin Roberts on GMA wore an armband during her recent treatment and apparently viewers sent her some. Since the purpose is to keep the port protected, a knitted armband would have to be snug, not fuzzy, and fairly soft to be comfortable.

If you want it primarily for warmth, the armwarmers would be just the thing. Check http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/arm_wrist_warmers.php
Here's one:
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sedona/sedona.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/robin-roberts-of-good-morning-america-wears-an-armband-to-match-outfits

Etsy site with sewn armband (covers)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84978923/boutique-picc-line-iv-chemo-cover-cuff

My best wishes for his fiancee's quick recovery.
Robin Roberts on GMA wore an armband during her re... (show quote)
Oct 24, 2012 23:54:31   #
Yarngrandma
 
Thank you, I did find something like that just this evening and it looks pretty simple.
blessings,
Ruth
Colorado knits wrote:
Oh my, something most of us have never thought about.

I suppose something like a sleeve knitted flat and seamed above and below the port location would work.

Let us know what you find out and make.

Good luck to her.
Oct 25, 2012 06:24:28   #
BobnDejasMom
 
Would something like leg warmers work?
 
Oct 25, 2012 06:59:51   #
Daisybee
 
I made some leg warmers for my niece as she was going to Britain on holiday and requested them. They were trsvelling by canal boat and when it was really cold she wore them as arm warmers. Worked out fine and she appreciated them.
Oct 25, 2012 08:44:24   #
Knitnewbie
 
jmcret05 wrote:
Robin Roberts on GMA wore an armband during her recent treatment and apparently viewers sent her some. Since the purpose is to keep the port protected, a knitted armband would have to be snug, not fuzzy, and fairly soft to be comfortable.

If you want it primarily for warmth, the armwarmers would be just the thing. Check http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/arm_wrist_warmers.php
Here's one:
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sedona/sedona.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/robin-roberts-of-good-morning-america-wears-an-armband-to-match-outfits

Etsy site with sewn armband (covers)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84978923/boutique-picc-line-iv-chemo-cover-cuff

My best wishes for his fiancee's quick recovery.
Robin Roberts on GMA wore an armband during her re... (show quote)


What a wonderful idea! I wondered why Roberts wore those patches. I missed the show where she explained. It gives me ideas for my friends and family who are going through chemo or other illnesses/treatments that require a pic line or therapies where they tend to get cold.
Oct 25, 2012 10:14:04   #
OMgirl
 
I knit a bunch of these renal/dialysis/chemo sleeves while on a three week road trip to California...


http://www.ravelry.com/projects/OMgirls/renal-sleeve

Here is the pattern to Make Your Own Renal Sleeves...
Materials:
One 5 or 7 oz. skein acrylic 4 ply knitted worsted yarn
Size 5 and 8 needles
* Only use washable yarn. No wool or wool blend due to allergies.
Sleeves knitted in the round on four dpns or 2 circulars are preferred.
Size is given for small or large sleeves.
With smaller needles, cast on 44 (48) stitches
Knit ribbing of K2 P2 for twelve rows
Change to larger needles
Knit one row increasing one stitch at beginning and end, 46 (50) stitches
Next row increase one stitch at beginning and end, 48 (52) stitches
Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 13 (15) inches
Change to smaller needles and knit ribbing of K2 P2 for eight rows
Cast off
Sew sides together if knit flat instead of in the round.


Hope this helps!
Kindest Regards,
OM girl
Oct 25, 2012 10:25:17   #
gillian lorraine
 
have a look at the post for "free patterns" further down this page, there are some very beautiful "fingerless gloves" there which I am sure can be adapted.
Oct 25, 2012 11:17:53   #
RavinRed
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm warmer for his finance. She is being treated for colon cancer and wears a "port" in her right arm. The treatments make patients very cold, so they were very happy to receive stocking caps at the hospital, but my son wants something for her arm. He gave me this website http://www.ronwear.com/ and it shows jackets, but he's talking about sleeves. Does anyone of you have any patterns, or ideas on helping her?
Thank you in advance,
Ruth
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm w... (show quote)


Google Knitting Patterns for Arm warmers...there are lots of patterns out there also check out Ravelry!
 
Oct 25, 2012 11:26:20   #
m_azingrace (a regular here)
 
I'm sorry your son's fiance is going through this. I hope for a complete healing for her. I know that arm warmers have been requested, but might I suggest a shrug? The kind that is like a shawl but with cuffs at each end. Easy to get off and on, warm not only the arms, but the whole upper torso, and will still be useful even after the treatments end. This is my go-to gift for friends who are facing any sort of illness. One friend told me that every time she uses hers, it's like getting a hug from me.
Oct 25, 2012 11:27:17   #
Nana5 (a regular here)
 
You are an angel, the ones you have shown are wonderful. Having gone through chemo twice so far, I think they are perfect. I had a pic line instead of a port but it was in my left arm and I use to use stretchy gauze over it, to protect it and also to cover it.... hugs
Oct 25, 2012 11:28:16   #
Nana5 (a regular here)
 
Nana5 wrote:
You are an angel, the ones you have shown are wonderful. Having gone through chemo twice so far, I think they are perfect. I had a pic line instead of a port but it was in my left arm and I use to use stretchy gauze over it, to protect it and also to cover it.... hugs


oh meant this for OMgirl.......forgot to put that in my post!
Oct 25, 2012 12:28:17   #
Phyllis Wright
 
So sorry to hear about your son's fiance, I hope she will fully recover.
Thank you to everyone who has given links and patterns for arm warmers. My 16 yr. old granddaughter has recently had most of a tumor removed from her brain and she will soon have to have a port put in her arm. I have knitted her several hats and now this will be another thing to help her.
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