Arm Knitting – A Snowy Day Project

It’s been snowing all day. Literally.snowy knitting day And when you’re stuck at home on a Saturday, the only thing left to do is drink lots of tea, watch lots of movies, and of course, knit.

Today’s project? Arm Knitting a Cowl Scarf.

Arm knitting has grown in popularity over the past couple of years. You might have seen it as a method for making those super chunky blankets out of roving or super bulky yarn like this one that I’m dying to make. They just look so cozy and warm that it’s not even fair.

Arm knitting is supposed to be a simple way to complete a project in minimal time — without knitting needles. Plus, they always look super cool.

Unfortunately, all I have at home is three skeins of Chenille Lion Brand yarn. So since I couldn’t make a super cool blanket, I decided a scarf would be good enough. Let me live, I just wanted to try something new.

I will have to do a full arm knitting tutorial on a day when I have better lighting (snow is not ideal). But for now, here’s my first attempt.

Arm Knitting

First, you need to cast your stitches onto your arm (instead of a knitting needle). It’s important to be careful when doing this, as you want to be able to get the stitches off of your arm, eventually (I’m looking at you, tight knitters).


Then, you knit your stitches with your hands, just as you would with your knitting needles. This can get a little bit confusing, but it’s the exact same method that you use to knit with needles.

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Look, I’m just not that coordinated.

Last, you bind off your stitches weave in your ends and stitch the ends of your scarf together to create a cowl. At the end, you’re left with something like this.


Ta da! Spaghetti scarf arm knitting magic.

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