Jiffy Armwarmers

Are you looking for a last-minute gift idea or a simple project that knits up in a few hours? Then these jiffy armwarmers are just the thing:

The Armwarmers are knit flat and then sewn together – an ideal project for novice knitters! The length can be adjusted to your likes, and you can add decorative buttons or embroidery to give your armwarmers a special touch.

Pulswärmer - Ruckzuck

deutsch German pattern (deutsche Anleitung)



In stockinette stitch knit with 5mm [US 8] needles, 15 stitches and 24 rows equal 10cm (4″).


You can find a list of the abbreviations used in this pattern at the bottom of the page.


Cast on 38 stitches with 5mm [US 8] needles.

Row 1: p1, *k2, p2*, k1b
(repeat the part between the two * 18 times)

Repeat row 1 until armwarmers measure desired length. (The armwarmers in the picture measure 29cm (12″).

Bind off all stitches in pattern (knit the knits and purl the purls).


Sew the sides using the mattress stitch. Leave a 2,5cm (1″) hole for the thumb after 4cm (1.5″).

Weave in ends.

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k: knit
p: purl
k1b: knit through the back loop of the stitch