Easy Arm Warmers Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly!
Has anyone else started thinking about holiday gifts yet? If you knit, you’ve probably finished a few presents already! Knitting can be time-consuming, so my favorite gifts to give are the ones that can be completed relatively quickly. These arm warmers are knit on single point needles, so they’re fast and easy to make. They’re ideal for layering and the ribbing can stretch to accommodate a variety of sizes.
I knit these arm warmers using Premier’s Anti-Pill yarn. Pills are one of my clothing pet-peeves and they’re the last thing I want to see on a project I spent hours knitting! It has a very soft texture and it’s available in a rainbow of colors. Premier’s Anti-Pilling fiber is specially formulated to resist pilling over time. When pills do form, they are removed through the simple process of machine washing. Just toss in the wash and it comes out looking like new, wash after wash. No picking and no shaving!
(Note- this pattern uses the term “kfb” to increase one stitch. Kfb means “knit in the front and in the back of the stitch”.)
Easy Arm Warmers Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Premier Yarn Anti-Pill Everday Worsted in Admiral Blue (1 skein)
Needles: Size US 8 Single point
Guage: 4 inches = 17 sts.
Cast on 30 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches, ending with a wrong side row.
Switch to Stockinette Stitch and work until piece measures 3 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong side row.
K1, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, kfb, k2 – 32 sts.
Repeat Increase Row every 6th row 5 more times –42 sts.
Work until piece measures 13 inches from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong side row.
Change to K2, P2 ribbing and work until the piece measures 15 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge, ending on a wrong side row. Bind off in ribbing.
Fold over and sew the side seam, leaving an opening for the thumb 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge.
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