Yesterday I stumbled upon this awesome arm knitting DIY project via Pinterest: a knitted scarf in 30 minutes. The blog post is in Finnish but it’s easy to get the idea by the pictures Katja provides on her blog.
Not only the finished item looks pretty beyond limits, it’s also a really quick project to knit which makes it into a perfect last minute knitted gift! No wonder I instantly started to play around to find out how arm knitting is done and what is achievable using this technique.
Arm knitting works like usual knitting, except that your arms are used instead of knitting needles. It took me a few minutes to get used to, but once I got my hands ready to do both tasks – holding the stitches and knitting, actually – it went smoothly.
I managed to finish the infinity scarf shown below in under 30 minutes, actually!
It’s been worked using four strands of yarn (2x DK white silk, 1x Rowan Kidsilk Haze and 1x grey sock yarn) held together.
The texture was a little bit too loose for me so I decided to do a mere hand knitting instead of arm knitting at my second attempt just to achieve a little tenser knitting gauge.
This looks like a technique I need to explore further. I really fancy the finished objects and can’t wait to wear my new arm knitting infinity scarf!
In case you need help with this technique, DIYnCrafts.com features a comprehensive compilation of tutorials on arm knitting.
What color combinations would you like to use? And which materials? Make sure to let me know by leaving a comment below!
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