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ARM KNITTING TUTORIALS AND ARM KNIT PROJECTS

ARM KNITTING TUTORIALS AND ARM KNIT PROJECTS

It's fast, it's easy, it's fun!

Arm knitting is a popular new trend that has hit the knitting world.  You may be wondering, “What is Arm Knitting”.  It is exactly as the name implies.  Instead of using traditional knitting needles, arm knitting is a knitting technique where your arms act as knitting needles. This fun activity can be enjoyed by both kids and adults.

Since arm knitting popularity has emerged, more and more yarn companies have introduced into the marketplace more and more bulkier yarns.  In addition, the internet has exploded with more and more arm knitting projects. 

 One reason for its popularity is by using bulky yarn which produces a large chunky weave, arm knitters can quickly complete projects which result in instant gratification.

How do you arm knit? Arm knitting is similar to knitting with needles, you have to:

  • Cast on Stitches - stitches are cast onto your arm
  • Begin Knitting - the knit stitches are switched between both arms
  • Bind Off - stop knitting by binding off the stitches
  • Finishing (Optional) - sew  together pieces

What can you make by arm knitting?  Arm knitting is not just limited to arm knitted blankets and arm knitted scarves.  You can make fun home decor items and even items to wear.

  • Blankets
  • Throws
  • Baskets
  • Pillows
  • Scarves
  • Cowls
  • Sleep Sacks
  • Wraps
  • And more

What type of yarn for arm knitting? Arm knitting yarn should be a chunky, bulky yarn with a yarn size 6 (super bulky) or larger.  In addition, you can use one or more strands when knitting which means you can mix different colors and different yarns to get different looks.   Some common arm knit yarns are:

  • Red Heart Grande
  • Bernat Mega Bulky
  • Premier Yarns Couture Jazz
  • Bernat Blanket Yarn
  • Patrons Cobbles
  • Other brands of super bulky yarn on the market

Below you will find arm knitting tutorials on how to arm knit, book recommendations and a link to free arm knitting projects.  

An excellent arm knitting resource is Simply Maggie.  Simply Maggie is a knitting and crochet blogger who offers lots of free arm knitting patterns and tutorials.

Have fun learning to arm knit!




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 Arm Knitting - Binding Off

Arm Knitting - Binding Off

This easy tutorial shows step-by-step instructions on how to bind off when arm knitting. This is also known as casting off. Needlepointers' YouTube Video

 Arm Knitting - Cast On

Arm Knitting - Cast On

This video shows how to cast on stitches for arm knitting using a super easy technique. Needlepointers' YouTube Video

 Arm Knitting - Knit Stitch

Arm Knitting - Knit Stitch

Learn how to arm knit. This easy tutorial shows step-by-step instructions on how to arm knit - the knit stitch. Needlepointers' YouTube Video

20+ Free Arm Knitting Projects

Look at the great free arm knitting projects we have managed to find on the Internet.



Amazon - Arm Knitting Yarn

Amazon - Arm Knitting Yarn

Amazon had a nice selection of bulky, chunky yarns that can be used to arm knit. Affiliate Link to Amazon

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting

A new trend in the knitting world is arm knitting. Arm knitting is just like regular knitting except you use your arms instead of knitting needles.
Watch our video tutorials on how to cast on, knit and bind off.
Needlepointers.com Staff

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting

Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead of knitting needles. by Mary Beth Temple - Paperback - Published 2014

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting

30 home and fashion projects for all your no-needle needs by Amanda Bassetti - Paperback - Published 2015



Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting

30 step-by-step, chunky knit projects using the hottest needle-free trend: arm knitting. by Alpha - Paperback - Published 2016 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Etsy - Arm Knitting Yarn and Kits

Etsy - Arm Knitting Yarn and Kits

Check out the many yarns and kits for arm knitting. Affiliate Link to Etsy

Knitting Without Needles

Knitting Without Needles

A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting! Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm’s reach. by Anne Weil - Paperback - Published 2015 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Learn to Arm Knit

Learn to Arm Knit

Learn to Arm Knit teaches the ultimate quick technique for creating fabulous scarves and cowls! by Leisure Arts - Paperback - Published 2014













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