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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.
- Sleep Sacks
- 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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What is finger knitting?
Finger knitting is a way of knitting without needles. It is sometimes called finger weaving. You can do finger knitting with one, two, three or four fingers depending on the project you want to make and how thick you want the finger knitted rope. Learn how to finger knit with the following tutorials and instructions.
Who can finger knit?
Finger knitting is for all ages - 4 to 99. Finger knitting is a fun activity for young children and is a great way to introduce knitting to children. It will be easier for a child to understand knitting with needles after mastering finger knitting.
Finger knitting is an excellent group project for Scouts, 4-H, school class projects and birthday parties. Need a rainy day activity? Stock up on yarn and let your kids be creative.
What can you make with finger knitting cord?
- Just let your imagination soar!
In addition to finger knitting, another type of knitting without needles is Loop Yarn Knitting. Kids, tweens and teens (and even adults) can learn to knit with this yarn and create fast hand-knitting projects.
What is knooking? Knooking is the new knitting. The "Knook" is a specialized crochet hook with a crochet hook on one end and an eye at the non-hook end. A cord is threaded through the eye on the non-hook end. The cord holds the stitch while you create a knitted fabric. When knooking, you are actually making knit and purl stitches.
Learn how to knook.
What can you do with a round loom? This site has instruction and project for knitting with a different types of knitting looms. Lots of fun stuff!
Loop yarn is a new type of yarn.
What is loop yarn?
This puffy yarn features unique preformed loops which makes it possible to knit without knitting needles. All you need are your hands!
Who can knit with loop yarn?
Anyone can learn to knit with loop yarn - children to adults. This is a fun way to introduce knitting to children since cumbersome needles are not needed. After mastering this technique, a child will understand knitting with needles.
Loop yarn knitting is an excellent group activity for Scouts, 4-H, birthday parties and school class projects.
How do YOU use Loop Yarn?
With these loop yarn tutorials, you will learn how to knit, purl, join a new skein of yarn, change colors, bind off and many other loop yarn techniques.
By learning these easy knitting techniques, you can make many stitch patterns including the stocking/stockinette stitch, garter stitch, criss-cross stitch and more.
What can YOU make with Loop Yarn?
This puffy loop yarn is an excellent choice for making cozy, warm blankets, scarves, cowls, and hats.
But do not stop there! You can make pillows, headbands, ponchos, mats, throws, rugs and more.
Loop yarn knitting tutorials and free loop yarn patterns and projects are below.
Spool knitting is also known as corking, Knitting Nancy, French knitter and Bizzy Lizzy. This fun, easy craft is ideal for kids of all ages, from 4 to 99. Learn how to use a spool knitter and learn how to make projects using the spool knitting cord.
One of the biggest reasons for joining a knitting guild or organization is to get knitting inspiration.
Links to knitting websites.