These simple wrist warmers are a nice quick to knit project that will keep your upper hands and arms cozy and warm. And these are great as a 'learn to knit' easy knit pattern.
I thought this could be a simple knitting lesson to practice the Stockinette stitch.
Arm warmers, wrist warmers, fingerless mitts all mean the same thing, cozy warm covers for your hands and arms..haha
These arm warmers sure helped me a lot. I have carpal tunnel in both hands and my wrists begin to ache whenever it's particularly chilly or damp outside.
So I thought I'd try knitting a pair of these to see if they'd help. Then I thought these are fast and simple and easy for beginners. So I love them and now can too.
You can wear arm warmers on their own or they're great for layering when it's really cold outside by using gloves underneath.
And these are also great for men so I've added a couple of sizes for all the guys out there too.
Do keep in mind that they will stretch. Stockinette stitch isn't overly stretchy of course but it's a knit so you'll need to find the size that works best for you.
I decided to make this easy knitting pattern more versatile so it's in a variety of sizes. That way you can make them for everyone in your family and don't forget these babies will make wonderful knitted gifts too.
Pick out some scrumptious yarns and just get your knit on.
These are made in Stockinette stitch however don't be afraid to experiment. Try using different stitch patterns.
I have quite a few you can try. Also if you'd like them to go all the way up your arm just knit them longer.
It's a wonderfully simple knitting pattern to practice with.
And I'll mention this again, for all you guys out there this is a nice simple knitting pattern for you to work on too. I know how difficult it is finding mens knitting patterns.
Here is the PDF for my wrist warmers
Skills Required: Cast on, bind off, knit, purl
Dimensions: The ones I made are 7 inches long and about 7.5 in circumference
Materials: 120 – 200 yards DK weight yarn depending on size.
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm)
Gauge: 5 sts per inch
Sizing: To fit wrist sizes as follows:
= 5 - 5.5 inches, S = 6 - 6.5 inches, M = 7 - 7.5 inches, L = 8 - 8.5
XL = 9 - 9.5 inches
Pattern is written in the smallest size with the other sizes in brackets.
Cast on 26 (32, 36, 42, 46) stitches and work 1X1 ribbing (Knit 1, Purl 1) for about 1 inch.
Switch to Stockinette stitch ( knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until you reach approximately 7 inches or the length you'd like.
If you'd prefer to have a ribbed top then knit until you reach about 6 - 6.5 inches, then knit in ribbing for the final inch of your wrist warmer.
Bind off loosely, cut yarn leaving about 10 inches of yarn to seam up sides.