• Arm Knit a Blanket in One Hour!

    Posted on February 2, 2013 by in Knit and Crochet

    The fastest way to knit a blanket!

    To learn how to arm knit a blanket watch this video:



    Arm Knit a Blanket in One Hour


    Arm Knit a Blanket in One Hour

    This was about 12 rows in. I had to then be done for the night because I started to get low on yarn.


    Arm Knit a Blanket in One Hour


    As you can see in that picture I used 3 skeins of yarn at one time. All super bulky yarns. That seems to work best to keep the blanket looking full.

    Here are links to the yarn:

     Lion Brand Silky Twist

    Bernat Roving

    -Simply Maggie

76 Responses so far.

  1. Michele says:

    Beautiful! so amazing.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Can’t wait for the instructions on this one! Awesome :)

  3. trying to learn says:

    hello this is amazing and looks pretty easy…however i am VERY new at knitting and have four kids one of which is 2…if I needed to take a break from the project what would I do with the part that is on my arm?..plz don’t think i’m an idiot for asking….lol

    LOVE THIS and your scarf!!!!

    • Maggie says:

      Great question! haha. I actually had to take mine off my arms because I ran out of yarn. What I did was, I found a piece of left over electrical wire (my husband is an electrician) and put all the stitches on there making sure to get them all! And then I bent up the edges and put it in a safe place so no one would touch it.
      Hope this helps!

    • Holly B says:

      Was thinking a tube from wrapping paper would work well- straight and should be long enough to hold everything. Just be careful it doesn’t slide off.

    • Kathleen says:

      I use my dowel I have for my broomstick pattern crocheting. Works very well!

  4. Mary Lee says:

    This is amazing I can’t wait to show my grandaughters as they will love it. Thanks so much!

  5. Danielle says:

    How many skeins in total did you use for your blanket?? I have a friend with her little one in the hospital and I want to make one for her ASAP :)


  6. Nicole says:

    What type of yarn did you use?

  7. Valery says:

    How large do you estimate the finished blanket will be?

    • Maggie says:

      I will have to get back to you on that one with exact measurements. It will be more like a throw blanket rather then one to cover your bed with.

  8. Maggie G says:

    Just finished two scarfs. I love this it’s so fun! Can’t wait for the video on how to knit a blanket :)

  9. Leslie says:

    When you add the next ball of yarn, do you simply tie a knot to attach the ends? I’m also interested to hear what the final dimensions are when you finish. Thanks!

  10. Courtney says:

    Love this! I can’t wait for the tutorial. I found your scarf tutorial off pinterest and I really want to try it. I suppose I better start off with the scarf before I attempt to make the blanket because I’ve never knitted before in my life! Thanks so much for making all of these tutorials.

  11. jessie says:

    I never knitted before and I so want to try this!! I am going out and buying yarn! I love the blanket and scarf! I hope I can do this Thanks! I’ll let you know how it turns out! :)

  12. Xandy says:

    This looks beautiful, can’t wait to see the video! Thank you Maggie!

  13. Kimber says:

    I love how my scarf turned out and am really interested to see your final product and how you use it in your home! I love the textures of the yarns you are using.

  14. Mary Ann says:

    Can hardly wait to share this with my Thursday evening knitting friends. We are always looking for new things to try. Thank you

  15. Advanna says:

    Can you make a video of your proses of making the arm knitted blanket?

  16. Lori says:

    How much yarn does this take (without tripling up, I guess)? I am excited to try this and need some supplies! Thank you so much!

    • Maggie says:

      Hello! I bought 2 balls of super bulky yarn and had about 1/4 of each one left at the end. I don’t have the packaging that said how many yards.

  17. Ashley says:

    How do you tie it off once you are finished??? I am pretty new to this:)

  18. Maggie says:

    Yes:) it would make it fuller.

  19. Charissa says:

    You said you used a total of 6 skeins, about how many yards was each skein? I love the idea of the blanket, I’m anxious to try it! Thank you :)

    • Maggie says:

      I’m sorry. I no longer have the yarn packaging so I’m not sure of the yardage. You may be able to look those yarn up online and see how much comes in each skein. I used about 3/4 of each skein.

  20. Melanie says:

    Hey there!

    Just to make sure – it’s the same concept as the scarves right? Just with more stitches to add to the length? :)


    (I’ve made two scarves so far, amazing I loved your tutorial,super easy to follow)

    • Maggie says:

      Yes, Same concept. You add more stitches on your arms to add to the width and then the more rows you knit the longer the blanket will be :)

  21. Shay says:

    what were the measurements of the final blanket? I just want to know in case I want to make it bigger or smaller!

  22. Tori says:

    I’ve made this, it doesn’t keep me warm. what gives?

    • Maggie says:

      It’s a light weight blanket which is why I said its great for spring or early fall. To make it warmer you could use a giant size yarn so the holes are smaller.

  23. Nacole says:

    I am so attempting this.. I am not a knitter in any way. But this looks easy-ish!! Is there 1 different kind of wool in that picture?? As I siad this is all new.. so some of the stuff I have to google….
    Thanks !!

  24. Jenn R says:

    How long did it take you approximately to finish one blanket?

  25. Alisha says:

    How did you add on more yarn when you ran out?

  26. dee says:

    I might try this using PVC plumbing pipe.

  27. Kristy says:

    You are so patient to answer the “what kind of yarn did you use” question about 70 times :)

    I looked through the comments and didn’t see this one, but forgive me if it’s there. What adjustments would you make if you were making this for a child? Would you only do half the stitches and estimate the length? Your professional opinion would be much appreciated!

  28. Kristy says:

    ^^Sorry that comment is in reference to the infinity scarf!

  29. ouizee47 says:

    What do you do if you have to stop working on it…what do you do to prevent dropping stitches?

  30. Carrie says:

    I would like to try this but I don’t see the tutorial for it posted. Can u repost the link maybe!

  31. Sue says:

    For those who have never knitted, remember this is “Arm Knitting”….knitting with needles is not done with this technique. You would be very confused if you tried to knit with needles in this fashion…can hardly wait to make my blanket!

  32. Patricia Fabian says:

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. Your creativity and talent are amazing.

  33. clee says:

    Thankyou its so beautiful

  34. Nicole says:

    how do you pick up where you left off to continue with new yarn?

  35. myrna says:

    I want to learn moree crafts

  36. myrna says:

    Show. Me more ideas

  37. myrna says:

    How to knit and. Crochet? I want to learn how.

  38. Paula says:

    I mostly crochet don’t know how to knit. Love something new patterns plz.

  39. Peggy Kearney says:

    this sounds neat. cant wait to try it.

  40. Jean Cannaby says:

    I would love too try the knitting with my arms.

  41. Charlotte Thomsen says:

    I would love to try this. How do I get the directions. Such a neat idea. Thanks!

  42. Paula Baker says:

    please send me instruction on this and other things to my email.

    • Maggie says:

      Hey there. You can sign up for email subscription at the top of any blog post. Just enter your email where it says “Email Subscription” and hit enter.

  43. Paula Baker says:

    thankyou for these instructions .very interesting . never seen this before.

  44. Paula Baker says:

    I would love to try this arm knitting.

  45. Linda says:

    Anxious to try to make these things.

  46. EllieMarie says:

    Sorry if you have already answered this, but would you recommend making this as a baby blanket? (My concern is that the holes my get caught up in the tiny little feet and hands.) if you think this could be used as a baby blanket, how would you modify the pattern? I.e. How many stitches would you originally cast on/how many rows would you knit?
    Thanks so much for your help! :)

    • Maggie says:

      Honestly I wouldn’t recommend this blanket for a baby. But maybe in the future I could come up with a pattern and yarn that would work better:)

  47. ara says:

    can you sale cd whit your teach videos knit and crochet

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  49. Lauren says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! My 3 year old has a favorite blanket someone made for him, and it has a huge hole in it from him taking it everywhere with him. I cannot knit to save my life, but I definitely think I can do this!

  50. Angie says:

    HI Maggie. Thanks for this post. I want to know if there is a way to arm.knit without ending up with giant holes all thru the blanket? Is there a way you can do it tighter by maybe using thicker yarn?

    Thanks so much

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