Easy Peasy Arm Warmers

Beginner knitter in need of a free and easy arm warmer pattern? I whipped this up last night with some leftover yarn!
Have fun with it!

Easy Peasy Arm Warmers
By Joan of Dark
Are you a brand new knitter? Clinging to your straight needles thinking that double pointed needles look like the devils own invention? The thought of making a thumbhole makes you break out in a cold sweat? But yet, you really do want to knit a pair of cute armwarmers this winter?
Try these straight needle arm warmers! Knit in a cute seed stitch pattern for texture (and to hide any little mistakes a new knitter might make) these whip up in a flash and are so, so easy for a newbie!
Bernat Alpaca (70% Acrylic, 30% Alpaca, 120 yards/100 grams) in Cherry-2 skeins
US size 11 straight needles
Tapestry Needle
8 sts and 18 rows=4”(10cm) in seed st
Instructions (Make 2)
With two strands of yarn held together, CO 18 sts
Row 1: Knit 1, p1 to end of row
Row 2: Purl 1, k1 to end of row
Repeat these two rows until piece measures 8 ½”
Bind off in pattern
Cut yarn leaving a 14” tail.
Seam sides together for 5”, leave a 1 ¾” gap open*, seam last seam to top.
*Note: I weaved my yarn along one side of the 1 ¾” gap. That way I didn’t have to cut my tail then join it again.
How easy was that?