Simple Knit Arm Warmers

simple knit arm warmers

This simple knit arm warmers pattern will allow you to practice knitting stockinette stitch and the finished arm warmers will look great made with any medium yarn in any colour.

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

This is the tenth 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!*

Arm warmers knitting pattern

Claire From Outlander Arm Warmers

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that main character Claire wears, including her collection of fingerless mittens and arm warmers.

Claire is seen wearing her blue wrist warmers in one of the earlier seasons and I wanted to make a similar pair, with positive ease, so they can be worn comfortably over the hand.

They can be made in any colour, I made mine in a blue yarn that is a wool/acrylic blend, so not only are they warm they are really soft to wear.

Claire from Outlander blue arm warmersImage source – Starz

Wrist Warmers

The knitted wrist warmers are perfect for the spring weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Alize Lanagold Classic Solids.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, then continue to knit in stockinette stitch, in the round with circular needles.

Claires blue hand warmers

The Knitting Basics

The Outlander Claire arm warmers use basic knitting stitches – knitting and purling to create the design.

To make this pattern you will need to know the following:

Outlander Claire blue wrist warmers

Arm Warmers

Throughout the Outlander series, Claire, Brianna and other characters are often seen wearing a variety of knitted items, including – shawls, capes, cowls and infinity scarves.

The wrist warmers and fingerless gloves are seen in a variety of designs, from simple ribbing to intricate cables.

My patterns include quite a few gloves and arm warmer designs, so you can make a pair for yourself, for gifts or as a project to take along and share at your knitting club.

arm warmers

Arm Warmers Knitting Pattern

Make this pair of knitted arm 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!

arm warmers knitting pattern

Yield: Arm warmers

Simple Knit Arm Warmers

Simple Knit Arm Warmers
Make a pair of arm warmers with this easy knitting pattern.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $5


  • 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g
  • I used Alize Lanagold Classic Solids in blue.


  • 5mm (US 8) 9" or 16" circular knitting needles
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


  1. CO 40 sts pm and join in the round - being careful not to twist sts.
  2. K2, P2 to end of round.
  3. Cont in rib for 1 inch
  4. Knit round
  5. Cont to knit every round until the piece measures - 9 inches from the CO edge.
  6. K2, P2 to end of round.
  7. Cont in rib for 1 inch
  8. Cast off in rib.

Sew in any loose ends.


This pair of arm warmers knits up quickly in medium yarn, and the simple 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 in any listings. Thank you!

Size - Women's medium

Length = 10 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 4 inches

Gauge = 12 sts in 12 rows in 2 inches.


CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

K – knit

P - purl

PM - Place marker

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

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