“Slouchable” Knitted Arm Warmers Pattern

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I have several jackets with half sleeves that I wear to work a lot and I find my arms get cold from the elbow down. So I wanted to whip out a quick and easy pattern for some luscious arm warmers! They work amazingly well! And they slouch!

Yarn: Any worsted weight. I used my own hand spun yarn, which I spun into a single, which is what created the “twisty” look to my arm warmers. Unless you also use a hand spun single yarn, your arm warmers will appear more straight and even. For more specifics on how I spun this up, see this post.

Needles: 32″ circular US 7, or dpns

Gauge: 5 st/inch

Notes:
Stockinette Stitch – Knit every stitch
2×2 Ribbing – (Knit 2, Purl 2) Repeat around.
CO – Cast on

Section A: CO 40 stitches using the Long Tail Cast On method. Place marker. Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches.

Work 2×2 ribbing for 1/2 inch.

Section B: To create the thumb opening, continue working in 2×2 ribbing, but instead of working in the round, work back and forth on your needles, as if working a flat panel. Work until piece measures 3 inches total from CO edge.

Section C: Begin working in the round again and work Stockinette Stitch for 1.5 inches.

Section D: Work 2×2 ribbing for 1.5 inches.

Continue repeating Sections C and D until entire piece measures 8 inches from CO edge, or until arm warmer is the length you like. End with Section C.

Section E: Finish with 2 inches of 2×2 Ribbing. Bind off loosely, making sure the arm warmer fits comfortably around your arm.

And done!

I made these in 1 day, using the Magic Loop Method. So super quick. If you missed the recent post about my YouTube tutorial on the Magic Loop Method, you can view it here. But of course, feel free to use DPN’s if you feel more comfortable with those. :)

About the author

Chandi Hi, I'm Chandi! I'm a self-professed lover of all things yarn. I'm an avid knitter, crocheter, wool dyer, fleece and roving spinner and occasional felter! I offer beautiful, inspiring, hand-painted yarns and deliver the best of all yarn-related tutorials I can on my blog.