Halloween DIY: Black cat stripey arm warmers


Happy halloween! I know we don’t really celebrate it that much here in the UK but literally any excuse to eat sweets and dress up a bit, and I am all in.

I wanted to make and share a little halloween themed make with you today. Recently I’ve got back into knitting (my autumn/winter hobby) and I’ve gone a little mad with making up my own intarsia patterns (that’s introducing a new colour yarn to create a contrasting pattern). So I thought why not some halloween-shaped intarsia… but I wanted to make it something you could wear more than once a year.

I came up with these long stripey armwarmers, with added black cats (certified crazy cat lady over here). They’re super quick to knit up, I managed them in two evenings in front of the TV, and all you really need to know how to do is knit and purl. Plus they’re SO cosy.


I’ve put together a pattern, including a chart for the cat design, which you can download here. It’s my first time writing a knitting pattern, so feedback would be lovely. Let me know any corrections in the comments below. And, even better, let me know if you make your own!

P.S. They look especially cool worn with double stripes. It kind of reminds me of Beetlejuice for some reason. Love that film.


P.P.S. Don’t ask me why I’m only wearing one. I am a dork.

You can check out my previous halloween DIYs here: happy halloween cross stitch pattern, printable halloween garland

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