Cable Knit Arm Warmers

Cabled wrist warmers

This cable knit arm warmers pattern will allow you to create large, medium and small twisted cables in an intricate design.

I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.

This is the latest pattern in my Outlander collection, you can see the other Outlander patterns here.

*Scroll down for the printable pattern and don’t forget to pin and share!*

Cable knit wrist warmers

Outlander

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, through all of the seasons, Claire has worn fingerless gloves and wrist warmers.

The outfit that inspired this design was Claire’s bridal dress, she wasn’t wearing any knitted pieces but I think it would have been a great match!

The colours in the dress are just lovely for spring, with the ivory, and sage green.

Claire and Jamies wedding dayImage Source – Starz

Arm Warmers

Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted peices, the arm warmers are knit flat and then seamed.

The large cables are seen twisting up through the design, moving up into a medium cable and then finally a smaller cable.

The design is similar to another pattern in my Outlander collection, Claire’s cable knit wrist warmers.

cable arm warmers knitting pattern

Cable Knit

This pattern is for intermediate knitters, as the cable knit stitches that have been used are a little bit more complicated.

The cables are intertwined throughout the front piece of the wrist warmers with a stocking stitch flat piece on the underside of the arm/wrist.

The pattern could be a bit difficult if you have never picked up the needles before, but if you have many projects under your belt and are looking to do something a bit more complicated, this pattern is worth your time!

wrist warmers pattern

The Yarn

For this project I used two yarns knit together, to give a fluffy texture.

I used La Mia Natural Wool in the colour beige(H2) from Hobium yarns and knit that with Drops Kid-Silk in pearl grey (09).

Knitting with two strands together was fun and gave a great texture to the wrist warmers.

cable knit wrist warmers pattern

Free Knitting Patterns

If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

hand warmers

Cable Knit Wrist Warmers Pattern

Make a pair of cable wrist warmers with the easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

Mrs fitz arm warmers knitting pattern Outlander

Yield: Cable knit wrist warmers

Cable Knit Wrist Warmers

Cable Knit Wrist Warmers
Make a pair of cabled wrist warmers with three different sized cables in the design.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • 1 x 100g Skein La Mia Natural Wool - H2 (Worsted)
  • 1 x 25g Drops Kid-Silk - Pearl grey 09 (Lace)
  • Medium weight yarn 04 knit with a Lace weight together.

Tools

  • 5mm (US 8) knitting needles
  • 5mm (US 8) cable needle
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Make 2 pieces the same – with two strands of yarn held together – and knit flat on straight needles.

  1. CO 52sts
  2. P2, K2 rib for 2 rows
  3. K24, (pm) P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 (28sts), P24 sts
  5. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 (28sts), P24 sts
  7. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 (28sts), P24 sts
  9. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  10. P2, K2 (28sts), P24 sts
  11. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  12. P2, K2 (28sts), P24 sts

First Cable

  1. K24, P2, C24F, K2
  2. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  3. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  5. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  7. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  9. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  10. P2, K2 (28sts), P24

Second Cable

  1. K24, P2, C24F, K2
  2. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  3. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  5. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2( 28sts), P24
  7. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  9. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  10. P2, K2 (28sts), P24

Third Cable

  1. K24, P2, K2, P2, C16F, K2, P2, K2
  2. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  3. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  5. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  7. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 (28sts), P24

Fourth Cable

  1. K24, P2, K2, P2, C16F, K2, P2, K2
  2. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  3. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  5. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  7. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 (28sts), P24

Fifth Cable

  1. K24, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2 C8F, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2 to the end of the row.
  2. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  3. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  5. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 (28sts), P24
  7. K24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 (28sts), P24

Ribbed cuff

  1. P2, K2 rib for 2 rows
  2. Cast off in rib.

Making up

Stitch the side seam using the invisible seam stitch.

Weave in any loose ends.

Notes

This pair of arm warmers knits up quickly in medium yarn, and the cable design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!

Size - Women's medium

Length = 10 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 4 inches

Gauge = 10 sts in 10 rows in 2 inches.

Abbreviations

CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

C24F - (Cable 24 front) - Slip 12 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, (K2, P2) 3 times from the left needle, then (K2, P2) 3 times from the cable needle.

C16F - (Cable 16 front) - Slip 8 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, (K2, P2) 2 times from the left needle, then (K2, P2) 2 times from the cable needle.

C8F - (Cable 8 front) - Slip 4 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, K2, P2 from the left needle, then K2, P2 from the cable needle.

K – knit

P - purl

PM - Place marker

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

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4 Comments

  1. Karen Powell
    March 17, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    hi, just wondering if it is to be “assumed” in the cable pattern parts such as ‘first cable’ in row 2 and row 2 etc, that we are to p2,k2 for 28 sts, then do the p24… otherwise the stitch count is way off,
    but in your cable parts you do not specify to do that k2,p2 for the whole 28 sts? or am I to do something altogether different?
    thx

    • March 17, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      Hello, yes that is right, for the p2, k2 parts you do that for 28sts and then p24. That continues for each of those rows. I have just added that to each part that it is needed in the pattern. Hope that helps and happy knitting!

      • Karen Powell
        March 19, 2019 / 4:39 pm

        fyi , there is a K2 missing from (cable 5, row 1) after the C8F instructions as the last 2 sts of that row. It is such a beautiful cable.
        Thank you for sharing your skill with us all.

        • March 19, 2019 / 6:16 pm

          Hello Karen, thank you so much for your kind words and for telling me about that missing K2, I have now added it to the pattern. I love the photographs you shared of your arm warmers, they look awesome! 🙂

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