Monday, September 21, 2009

Witch Warmers

Witchy-striped, ruffled armwarmers, legwarmers, and a neckwarmer are knitted in the round and fitted for a feminine look. Fast and fun to knit: no seaming or blocking. These warmers are great for Halloween, and they can be made in other holiday, piratey, or school colors… or to complement your everyday witch wear.

The legwarmers are kneesock-length and can be made in a short sock length, if desired. The armwarmers cover most of the forearm and can be made in a short wristwarmer or gauntlet length. Another variation would be evening length, going past the elbow.

Materials: uses US 4/3.5 mm circular needles with 30” - 40” cable; larger size needles are recommended for neckwarmer bindoff; you’ll need 2 stitch markers.

Yarn: the pictures show Wool-Ease Sportweight, which has been discontinued. Plymouth Encore DK was swatched and tested with this pattern (see picture below), and it works fine.

Gauge: 20 st x 26 rows = 4" x 4" (flat swatch) in stockinette

Difficulty: medium

3 Schematic Diagrams: Armwarmer, Legwarmer, Neckwarmer

The Witch Warmers pattern is available for purchase as a download here and on Ravelry. $3.00 USD

You can find knitting tips and variations on this pattern in the following posts:
Evening Length: I'd Open a Vein for You Armwarmers
Yule Warmers
Halloween Legwarmers
Fingering Weight Variation: Halloween Treat-Warmers
Preventing Uneven Ribs
Big Magic Loop
Closing the Bind-Off Gap
Preventing Ladders
Exquisite Striping in the Round
Quick and Dirty Striping
Adding a Color in the Round
Straightening and Joining in the Round
Magic Loop Rocks!
Short Witch Warmers
Black Attack: Working with Dark Yarn
Cast-Ons: Keeping Count
I Love Cable Cast-On
Swatch Wars


  1. What a wonderful idea - got to make some for my frozen legs. Thanks for the tip. Have a great weekend! /Angélique

  2. Will definately have to make some :P