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Je Suis Prest Arm Warmers Pattern | Outlander Knits

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This Je Suis Prest arm warmers pattern will allow you to practice knitting stockinette stitch and the finished arm warmers will look great made with any medium-weight yarn in any color.

Inspired by Claire’s blue knitted arm warmers she wears in Outlander season 2 episode 9 ‘Je Suis Prest’.

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This pattern is part of my Outlander collection, you can see the other Outlander patterns here.

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Design Inspired By Claire From Outlander’s Arm Warmers

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that the 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 color, I made mine in Cascade 220 heathers in blue that is 100% Peruvian highland wool, so not only are they warm they are really soft to wear.

Yarn Substitutes

  • Knit Picks – Wool of The Andes Worsted
  • Cascade yarns – Cascade 220 Merino
  • Berroco – Lanas
  • Knit Picks – Simply Wool Worsted
  • Mirasol Yarn – Huni
  • Filcolana – Peruvian Highland Wool
  • Evoke Hand Dyed Yarn – Woolganic Australian Organic Wool Hand-dyed

Knitting Your Own Wrist Warmers

The knitted wrist warmers are perfect for the autumn weather.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, then continue to knit in stockinette stitch, knitted flat, and then seamed.

This is a really easy beginner-friendly knitting pattern, so if you are learning, this would make a simple first project for you.

If you are a more advanced knitter, the pattern is a mindless knit, so if you want something to do without overthinking, this is it!

Outlander Claire arm warmers pattern

Arm Warmers Seen In Outlander

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

The arm warmers and fingerless gloves are seen in various 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.

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blue knitted arm warmers

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.

Outlander Claire blue knitted arm warmers

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Notes

Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)

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

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Size 

Women’s small/medium (cast on 40 sts)

Length = 12 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 4 inches

Small

  • To make the arm warmers in a smaller size with a tighter fit to the hand – Instead of 40 stitches, work the first 2×2 ribbing in 36 stitches so the hand part fits slightly more closely (this will help if you want to wear it up on the hand, this still pushes back easily if you don’t want it that high).
  • As soon as the 1″ of ribbing is done, you can increase 4 stitches evenly so you are back to 40 stitches – you then use that stitch count for the rest of the warmer, including the final 2×2 ribbing (this is so it still fits easily further up your arm).

Large

  • To make the arm warmers in a larger size – you can add stitches, for example, cast on 48.
  • Just make sure you cast on a number that includes the 4 stitches needed for the 2×2 ribbing.

Gauge = 18 sts/24 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stocking stitch.

Outlander Claire blue knitted arm warmers

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

  • 1 x 100g skein of any medium-weight yarn (04)/Aran/Worsted/10 Ply.
  • Yarn weight chart
  • I used Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Peruvian Highland Wool 100g / 3.5oz / 220 yds/200 meters) in Colonial Blue Heather – col.9326

Needles

Knitting in the round – You will need 9″ circulars or 16″ or longer to be able to use the magic loop technique.

9″ circulars are normally used for socks, so could be used for this project but if you can’t find them easily, then 16″ or longer is ok to use also – but you will have to use the magic loop technique.

You can learn more about this here – Magic Loop Knitting

easy knit arm warmers like Claire wears in Outlander

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • st st – stockinette stitch (one row knit, one-row purl)
  • Rep – repeat

Pattern Instructions

Worked flat on two needles:

Make 2 the same:

  1. CO – S – 36 / M – 40 / L – 48 sts. (See pattern size notes)
  2. K2, P2 to end of row.
  3. Cont to K2, P2 every row – in 2×2 rib for 1 inch
  4. Next row: Knit to the end of the row.
  5. Next row: Purl to the end of the row.
  6. (Small size only – inc 4 sts – so you have 40 sts to cont)
  7. Rep 1 row knit/1 row purl – Cont to work in st st until the piece measures – 11 inches from the CO edge.
  8. Then next row: K2, P2 to end of row.
  9. Cont to K2, P2 every row – in 2×2 rib for 1 inch
  10. Cast off in rib.

Stitch the side seam closed using an invisible seam.

Sew in any loose ends.

Worked in the round on circular needles:

Make 2 the same:

  1. CO – S – 36 / M – 40 / L – 48 sts. (See pattern size notes)
  2. Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
  3. K2, P2 to end of the round.
  4. Cont to K2, P2 every round – in 2×2 rib for 1 inch
  5. Next round: Knit
  6. (Small size only – increase 4 sts – so you have 40 sts to cont)
  7. Cont to knit every round until the piece measures – 11 inches from the CO edge.
  8. Then next round: K2, P2 to end of the round.
  9. Cont to K2, P2 every round – in 2×2 rib for 1 inch
  10. Cast off in rib.

Sew in any loose ends.

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simple arm warmers knitted in blue yarn

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8 Comments

  1. All of the patterns I have downloaded today are awe-inspiring. I wish I could knit with wool yarn, but it’ just can’t happen. What yarns can you recommend that will have a lot of the same great characteristics without the itching, etc?

    1. Hello Cheryl,
      You could try knitting with a wool-mix blend or acrylic?
      I like the Paintbox yarns from Love Crafts, they are acrylic but have a good array of colours and are quite soft.
      There is also Vanna’s choice from Lion Brand, which is also soft.
      A blended fibre may be what you are looking for – something with a wool count of 50%.
      Paintbox has a Wool mix aran which is 50% wool and 50% acrylic – that may be better for you?
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

    1. Hello Betty,
      You will need 9″ circulars or 16″ or longer to be able to use the magic loop technique. 9″ circulars are normally used for socks, so could be used for this project but if you can’t find them easily, then 16″ or longer is ok to use also – but you will have to use the magic loop technique.
      You can learn more about this here – https://www.handylittleme.com/magic-loop-technique/
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

  2. Thank you so very much for the beautiful free pdf knit patterns this weekend. I’m new to knitting (and definitely addicted already) and I love your blog and patterns. These are a treat.

    1. Hello Dani,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m glad you like the patterns and blog!
      Enjoy the shawl pattern and happy knitting 🙂
      Louise