• Arm Knitting – How To

    Posted on October 11, 2012 by in DIY Projects, Knit and Crochet


    As some of you may know I knit and crochet. I am by no means an advanced knitter, I like to keep it simple so I am just trying to perfect my knit stitch and purl stitch, which if you don’t know are the two most basic knitting stitches. For the past year I have started so many projects and have only completed a couple due to it just taking too long and I give up! I work full time and yes knitting is a relaxing way to end the night, but let’s face it! Sometimes we are just too tired to focus on a project…am I right?

    Well! If you have learned to knit and just get frustrated with how long it takes or if you just want to learn how to make a simple scarf then keep reading.

    I LOVE chunky, comfy, soft, scarves. As do many women:) But they can be pricey and I never find reasonably priced scarves that I LOVE. So why not just make one!

    Here’s how. Learn to ARM KNIT! That’s right, don’t buy huge needles, just use your arms as the needles. You can find a couple of videos on YouTube on how to do this. If you don’t like the videos you find just let me know and I will make one if I get enough requests:)

    Here is what I made and what I used to make it:

    I bought 2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn. Wool Ease Thick and Chunky in the color Linen. I used both skeins at one time by combining the ends and knitting with two strands. I think I only used about half of each skein so I have left overs for another project which means that this scarf only cost me $7.00!! And about a half hour of my time.

    I made it into a circle scarf by sewing the ends together to make one long, continuous round scarf and then I just wrap it around my neck twice.

    It’s so warm and cozy and I’m so excited about this way of knitting. If I get good enough at it I will be making and selling my items for you to buy if you’re not into DIY projects!

    Let me know if you would be interested in purchasing a scarf like this!

    To view the Arm Knitting UPDATED video CLICK HERE!

    If you would like to purchase an arm knit scarf head to The Velvet Cove and click on “Shop Now” to make a purchase. (You must be on a computer to see the shop now button)

270 Responses so far.

  1. dee says:

    I would love a link or for instructions

    • Maggie says:

      I will make a video soon!:) Check back or head to facebook.com/simplymaggieblog and “like” my page to be updated.

    • Crystal says:

      I’ve never knitted before but I would love to try and make this scarf. I was hoping that you could send me some instructions for casting off? Or maybe make another video? Thanks!

    • Monique says:

      Sooo I didn’t realize you are assuming we all already know how to knit, Lol!! I don’t! A more complete tutorial would be great! How To from the beginning…no idea how to make a slip knot, and no idea how you got the “holes” you keep referring to. Did you double up the yarn?

      • Maggie says:

        I have an updated video on my blog. And you can find videos on how to make a slipknot on youtube.

      • Maggie says:

        I don’t assume everyone knows how to knit. I mention that you can look up videos on Youtube on how to make a slip knot, also I made an updated video which you can find on my youtube channel and here on my blog. Hope this helps.

        • Marissa says:

          What about how to “bind off”? I don’t knit either and this looks super simple, but I don’t know how to bind off. Can you somehow show how to do it? Thanks for sharing this!

          PS. You said that you were just doing 6 stitches across – how many do you normally do?

    • Morgan Jennings says:

      Hello! i know this was posted along time ago and was curious if its still possible to purchase a scarf like this one?? please email me and let me know :)

      • Maggie says:

        Hello! Yes, you can find me on Etsy. Etsy.com/thevelvetcove. Use the code ENDOFSUMMER to get 20% off your order until the end of August:)

    • Amy says:

      Hi!!! I love your video and the idea! I was just wondering, how would you end it?! Please respond!

  2. Ellie says:

    I love it…I want to make one!! I love the color too! You are a beautiful model!

  3. Marisa says:

    Beautiful, would love to learn how to do it.

  4. Jen says:

    LOVE THIS! I would love to learn how to do this!

  5. Sharon Russ says:

    How cool! You are so creative…i love it!

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  7. Cori says:

    A tutorial would be great!!

  8. Allison says:

    I just finished one! First try, it was so easy and quick. THANK YOU!!! Your tutorial was easy to follow, and this is a great idea!! (I have to say though, the only parts I watched were the ones with the camera behind you–I just can’t do things while watching from the opposite direction!) I think next time I’ll use more a more heavyweight yarn, I bought Lion Brand Wool-ease in Wheat, but I still love my new scarf! I used one skein (strings from both ends), and used the whole thing. It made two loose loops as an infinity scarf.

    Awesome post!!

    • Maggie says:

      Awesome! I’m glad it was helpful! And thank you for sharing your tips. I figured the angle from my view would be best so I will be sure to stick to that next time I do a tutorial. I would love to see what you made! Feel free to post a picture on my facebook page http://www.facebok.com/simplymaggieblog!
      Thanks again.

  9. Michelle says:

    What a great video-Thanks! As a non-knitter though, can you give steps on binding off? Thanks

  10. Andi says:

    Hi How many stitches do you cast on for the scarf? How long do you make the scarf?

  11. Div says:

    I absolutely LOVE this! I start so so so many projects, both knit and crochet, and never finish anything! Maybe if its attached to my arm it will force me to finish for once lol. Can you send me the link to your video tutorial? I tried finding it above but had no luck, I really would like to try this!

  12. C says:

    I’m interested in purchasing!!

  13. Keely says:

    I tried so many times i just couldn’t get it i haven’t knited yet but i know how to finger knit. I think i keep getting confused on the looping part( the first part). Can you help me?

  14. Lindsey says:

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon this scarf idea! Super cute! My only question is how to “sew” the ends together when finished. I am a first timer when it comes to crochet and knitting :) Thanks for your help!

    • Maggie says:

      Well when you have your scarf the length you like you then bind off like you would with regular needles. (I’ll be uploading a video on how to do that by tomorrow night) Then what I did was I took a crochet hook and the tail of yarn from the start of the scarf and “sewed” the ends together. Hope this helps!!

  15. Georgina says:

    Hi Maggie,

    I love your tutorial and am so eager to try this out. I was wondering, how many grams were each of your skeins? I would typically just try to find the same brand, but we dont stock that brand in Australia.

    Also, where the skeins a specific length?

    Thank you so much for this great idea =)

    • Maggie says:

      Hello there. It says 100 grams or 3.5 oz. Also 120 yards. The weight of the yarn is bulky and it’s 80% acrylic 20% wool. Hope that answers your question!

  16. taylor says:

    hi! i’m a big fan of these scarves, but i don’t know how to tie it off. can you possibly send instructions or a followup video about how to tie it off and then attach the ends to make it an infinity scarf? thank you!

  17. Donata says:

    have you made the video on how to end the scarf? Always wanted to learn to knit and this is a great starter project but don’t know how to end it. Thanks:)

  18. Shannon B says:

    I’m a crocheter, not a knitter, but when I saw this…I just had to try it! SO EASY! Thank you so much!

  19. shanderee l says:

    I love this!!!

  20. Allison says:

    I love your scarves! I am interested in purchasing. How much is shipping and are there any other colors available besides soft gray and taupe? I would love a red one like the one in the tutorial. Thanks!

    • Maggie says:

      Hello there! I could make a scarf in the red color in the video. Also the shipping would be between 3.00 and 5.00. You can head over to http://www.facebook.com/velvetcove and purchase a scarf and I will just use the red yarn. If you have any other questions feel free to message me on The Velvet Cove Facebook page. Thanks!

  21. Nancy says:

    How fun! I gave up knitting because I’m too impatient but I might give this a go. Thanks!

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  24. Yvette says:

    I saw your tutorial yesterday and went out and bought yarn at lunchtime today, came home at 1:30, started the cowl at 2 and was completely finished and “stitched up” by 3:05 in time to pick up the kids from school! Wearing my new scarf!! So impressed with this!!
    One tip I would share, for stitching the ends together I laid the scarf out on my sofa laid a small cushion in the middle and folded the end into the middle of the pillow to see properly what I was doing! Now of to start making a smaller one for my daughter as she was so impressed with it! And Thank you for the great video! It really helped!

  25. Danielle says:

    Hi! Love this idea and the scarf you made! I have watched the video and it was sometimes hard for me to tell what you were doing because the yarn and your shirt are the same color (I am brand-new to knitting so don’t have the skills without the video). Do you have other videos posted somewhere? I really look forward to learning how to do this!

  26. Erica says:

    Hi Maggie.

    This looks so chic and easy! I have never done any thing like this and was wondering if you could explain this step- “I used both skeins at one time by combining the ends and knitting with two strands.”

    Thanks so much!

    • Maggie says:

      Hello! Basically that means I knitted with two strands of yarn at the same time. Using two balls of yarn. Also there is an updated video if you click on “Knit and Crochet” above. Hope this helps!

  27. Vivian says:

    You made this sooooo EASY to understand! I will have to try this very soon! Thanks! :)

  28. Allyson Sutton says:

    I love love love this idea!! Thank you so much!

  29. Tess says:

    I love this – I immediately ran down to my yarn stash to see what I had – I only had thinner yarn so I ended up knitting it long enough to go around 4 times. I also did 2 different colors for the two strands. It’s a different look, but I love it just the same! Thank you!

  30. Jess says:

    I’m a pretty advanced knitter so I had no trouble following what you were doing, but a beginner would have an awful time. Since your yarn is red and you’re wearing a red shirt its really hard to see what you’re doing. And especially when you’re casting on you need to zoom in so its easy to see. I really recommend that you redo this video.

  31. The Secret Corridor says:

    This is fab! I hope you don’t mind, I have linked to these instructions in my 365 Reasons To Craft blog widget (28 January entry) here: http://365reasonstocraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Jill C says:

    Love the look of this scarf!! Cannot wait to try this. I am going to go thru my yarn stash tomorrow and try to make one. Thanks for posting this!!

  33. Polina says:

    This is sooo cute.. i really want to try it! Thanks so much for this tutorial:)

  34. […] Simply Maggie has a great video on her site that shows you exactly how you can arm knit your own chunky cowl scarf. […]

  35. maryann says:

    Which piece are you wrapping around the thumb when you are casting on?

  36. Shannon says:

    I made this last night and its so easy. Wonderful tutorial.

  37. Kat says:

    just a question. how much yarn did you use? the whole skein? and is there any way to make it longer/thicker than the one in the pictures you posted? thanks so much! i will definitely be doing this project this weekend!

    • Maggie says:

      Hello I used two skeins at one time and used about 3/4 of each one. Also for a longer scarf just keep knitting until it’s the desired length and for thicker just use more strands.

  38. Kari says:

    I really do think I am doing it correctly. But its loose! Ir is it just because I used too thin of yarn? Help please!
    this is what it looks like:


  39. Hey i watched your video and i think i get how to arm knit but i was wondering if you could send me instructions to my email so i know how to finish the scarf and all of the other intricate detail work!!!! It would be great if you could i already bought yarn and everything!!!!!

  40. Andrea says:

    Love it! I have the exact same problem with knitting and crocheting – I get tired, then bored with the project. I currently 5 scarves, 2 bags and 1 dishcloth on needles. I keep having to buy more needles to knit with. Now, I will just go buy some chunky yarn & use my arm! That way I have to finish it before I give up. Genius!

  41. Sarah says:

    Awesome tutorial, looks really easy. Wondering how many stitches you cast on to make a scarf like the one in the picture?

  42. Maureen says:

    Thanks ever so much for your great tut! Unlike most of the projects I pin on my ‘today’ board I actually did this one!!! TWICE!! The lion brand yarn is so perfect. Doubled up as you said. 12 stitches and when i was done about 45 minutes later I loved it but thought I’d like it better a wee bit tighter and only 10 stitches. So I undid my ‘end’ and let the old one unravel as I made my second one. And yes. I like it better. This is totally therapeutic!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  43. the video helps alot but when i start how long is the yarn supposed to be and how do i get the two pieces of yarn do i cut anything or what?

    • Maggie says:

      I would say start with a 3 foot tail. That should be plenty. To work with 2 strands of yarn at once you just need 2 balls of yarn and simply pull and end from each ball.

  44. Lauren S says:

    Saw your tutorial on Pinterest. This was fun! Thanks for sharing! I took a pic of the finished product with Instagram:

  45. Danielle says:

    I found this link on Pinterest. I pinned it and ran to michaels for yarn!! I sat and watched tv and finished it in about half an hour! I am a non knitter and non crocheter and found your instructions super easy to follow :). I didn’t read all the way down so I casted on 7 and used the whole skein so it is quite long. Will be trying again we tomorrow with 12 and having it a bit shorter….either way, so easy! Thank you! Also made 2 this morning with thinner wool for my kiddos and they were so excited!!!

  46. Lacey says:

    Hello there!! This is an awesome project that I wanted to do with my daughter. I watched the video a couple days ago and when I came back to it tonight, I saw your new video. Although its nice to se you, I thought the last video was easier to follow. Can you send me the link for the old video?

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  48. A. Hampton says:

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this! I made my scarf with much ease, and really loved the result. All my friends loved it too! Thanks again :)

  49. Lily Maasdam says:

    Hi, Maggie. What a beautiful scarf! I would like just one clarification. Did you use the Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn or the Wool-Ease Chunky yarn? Not sure if it would make a difference, but I really like how yours turned out and do not want to pick a yarn on accident that would not look as “chunky.” Thanks in advance.

  50. Jennifer says:

    This scarf is beautiful! Do you sell them? Can you please make a video?

  51. Gretchen says:

    Found this on Pinterest, and tried it tonight. I love it!! Super easy.. And quick. Thanks for te awesome how too! :)

  52. Mya says:

    Hello, I would really like to try this, I have a few suggestions, can you do a birds eye view? Have a light solid background and use a high contrast color yarn. In this video your shirt was the same color as your shirt and it blended together. If you have a tripod set it on the highest and point straight down place a sheet or solid lite color cloth on floor place your arms between floor and camera, you may have to lean back a bit so your head does not block view. Have a friend stand on a chair and tweak your angle. Thank you so much

  53. ashley says:

    i love infinity scarfs, and i really want to try this but all that i can find it the lion brand wool ease thick and quick yarn not the chunky one, will it make a difference? and i’ve never knitted before so will it be harder to do?
    thank you,

  54. […] warm. I love it and I plan on making one in white because the one I have right now is dark grey. This is the link to the fantastic page. I actually used 10 stitches instead of 12 like her and I think it’s plenty thick enough […]

  55. Lizelle says:

    Is this just like normal knitting? I can do that no problem…

  56. […] Sipping on our Indian black tea, we joked that all we were missing were big hats and a game of bridge.Then dove into teaching ourselves how to arm knit courtesy of a video. […]

  57. Carrie says:

    Hi Maggie,
    I found your tutorial for this scarf on pinterest and knew I had to try it! I just finished and it actually turned out really great.. Except I went to far and ran out of yarn, so now I’m not sure how to “knot” it .. It’s sitting here off my arms now… Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! I love how it looks and it’s going to be a gift if I can get it to stay! Thanks so much for the tutorial and any advice you may have!!

    • Maggie says:

      Hello! If you can undo the last two rows and still find the stitches to put your arms through (which shouldn’t be too hard since the stitches are so large), then bind off and have enough yarn to end it then I would say that would be the best thing to do. If that’s not something you’re comfortable doing then I’d say if you have extra yarn laying around, even if it’s not the same color, you can simply tie that onto your scarf yarn and finish it that way. You’re going to weave in the ends anyway so if it’s a different color it shouldn’t be too noticeable.
      Hope this helps!

      • Carrie says:

        Thanks for your advice- It’s going to be beautiful if I just stop and finish it the right way this time 😀 and it was really quick for anyone who’s thinking about trying it (I’ve never done any type of knitting before)

  58. Natalie says:

    I did it!!! Thank you for showing me!

  59. tonya says:

    I love this!! I tried it randomly because I love all sorts of scarves but I hate paying almost 30 bucks for one and it was so easy. I was wondering if you had any other knittimg designs usimg your arms, that are simple as well. thanks for sharing!!

  60. daya says:

    how do you end up the scarf? i wanna make one(:

    • Maggie says:

      You can watch the updated video and I show at the end how to bind off. Click on Knit and Crochet above and you’ll find the blog post there.

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  62. Sarah says:

    I love this so much! I’ve made 2 scarves for myself and one for my friend. I even made a blanket for my husband. I was wondering if there is a way to do different stitches while knitting this way? I would love to add some variety!

  63. Janet says:

    I can find Lion Brand Thick and Quick and Lion Brand Chunky but not Thick and Chunky. Would either of these work?

  64. Marissa says:

    Thank you for this post! I LOVE infinity scarves, but I can’t afford to keep purchasing them. I have been looking for a new project and came across this post. I plan on trying it tonight. Do you think Loops & Threads Impeccable Worsted yarn would work if I doubled it? I have a lot of that kind of yarn in my stash (I started another project but it was a little too advanced for me so I gave up) and would prefer to use what I already have first.

    • Maggie says:

      Hello! That yarn doesn’t look quite thick enough. I believe it’s a medium 4 yarn? Try to find something that is a bulky 5 or super bulky 6.

  65. Carey says:

    “Arm Knitting Tutorial – How-To | simplymaggie.com” was
    a quite excellent post, . Keep writing and I’m going to continue to keep reading! Thank you -Candra

  66. Maya says:

    I would love it if u can teach me how! Thanks :)

  67. Maya says:

    Just saw the video! Cant wait to try!! Thank you very much!

  68. Deedee says:

    I have heard about arm knitting and a friend in South Africa said she would email me a link asap when we were there for Xmas …. and she did, your scarf is gorgeous please teach us simpletons how you do this particularly casting on and off ???

    Thank you Maggie you are obviously very talented !!!

  69. […] while back I pinned this gorgeous chunky knit infinity scarf from Simply Maggie. I wasn’t too sure about this because I am not on any level a knitter or crocheter. I don’t know […]

  70. Lisa says:

    Great idea and tutorial!! Thanks =)

    • Tricia says:

      Great tutorial. I have done three so far and my friends love it. Everyone is asking me to make one for them. How do you fix your cast on if it`s too loose once your done? I was able to bind off the finished end and it looks fine. I used a crochet needle to do a border on the end after binding off and it looks nice but since the stitches at the beginning are loose I don’t have a tight enough stitch to fix it. Any idea how to fix it?

      • Maggie says:

        The only thing you can do is make sure you bind off looser next time so it’s even on both ends. For the ones you already made I would just say bunch up one end of the scarf to match up the width of the other end and sew it up. Noone will ever notice:)

  71. Yin says:

    OMG!!! I just made one using a dark grey color. I LOVE it.

  72. Love this scarf! I usually crochet because it goes so much faster, but I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for the idea!!

  73. Live4eternity says:

    Thank you for the great idea, I made one and love it! I haven’t knitted since I was a child and for this first project, using my arms as needles didn’t trigger my memory on how I should do it. So I got a cardboard tube from inside a roll of giftwrap, cut it in half and used that as my needles and that did the trick. :-)

  74. Madison Adcock says:

    If I bought 2 skeins of lion brand yarn could I make two scarfs?

  75. Maggie S. says:

    Hello fellow Maggie!

    Brilliant tutorial, thank you so much for posting this! Tried it with one and it turned out okay, but even when I tried it a second time mine seem to be just TOO loose/large holes between stitches, even though I feel they are pretty tight.

    Any suggestions?

    • Maggie says:

      Hello there! The only thing I can suggest is using thicker yarn and keeping it tighter when moving it from arm to arm. I’m not sure what yarn you are using but a super bulky yarn doubled up works best:)

  76. Amy says:

    I used two different greens together tonight, had enough to make three… So all the gals at work are getting them tomorrow! So easy!

  77. caleb hines says:

    i like this but that video is not helpful i need more pics or video #2

  78. Lety says:

    Thanks Maggie for the video but I was wondering if you could send me more instructions and what type of yarn you use for the scarf you did while wrapping it on your arms.

    Thank you

  79. […] and my inability to understand the fundamentals THEN I stumbled upon this little gem on Pinterest: Arm Knitting Tutorial – How-To | simplymaggie.com. and I was hooked. Not only is this a fun, easy, and quick way to knit it’s also an awesome […]

  80. […] than producing large quantities of the currently popular ruffle scarves and trying my hand at arm knitting (as well as learning to knit with needles last weekend!), there are two big projects I have been […]

  81. Ang says:

    Wow what a great knitting method!! I’m halfway through my first scarf and I’m so excited about the possibilities! Thanks for posting this how-to

  82. […] Read/watch the online tutorial over at Simply Maggie here. […]

  83. Rachall says:

    i will love to learn to do that

  84. […] man is the 20 month old I am a nanny for) I thought I would try arm knitting a scarf. I found it here through […]

  85. Aubrey says:

    Hello i am a big knitter and craft person and i was really looking forward to trying this scarf out!I thought the video was great and was explained very well. I did however have some troubles. I was trying to knit and it looked like a big tangled mess! I watched your video over and over but i still haven’t figured it out. by any chance did this happen to you? if so how did you get thorugh it?

    • Maggie says:

      Hello there. I’m sorry it hasn’t worked out for you yet! It was pretty easy for me to figure out but everyone is different. Just try to watch the working yarn closely. I hope you cancfigure it out. Once you do it’s extremely simple.

  86. Aubrey says:

    Ok thanks, and i will try, it looks really pretty so i hope to get the hang of it soon! if not ill be looking to purchase one, but ill let you know later. Thanks

  87. Amy says:

    Thanks for this great tutorial! I tried to do this with two strands of DK and it was a bit of a mess, but I’m definitely going to try it with chunky when winter comes and I’m sure I’ll have no trouble :)

    I blogged about this tutorial and my experience here: http://creativelyinclinedways.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/arm-knitting.html

    Thanks again!

  88. […] in learning to make your own arm-knit cowl? Check out the tutorial that I followed. Interested in having one and not making it yourself (ain’t nobody got time for that), […]

  89. Kathy Sale says:

    I love this blanket and can’t wait to have a ‘go’ myself. Thank you for sharing.

  90. Kayla says:

    Is it possible to do two colors like a block of one color and then another alternatively?

  91. […] grandparents were over I attempted to make this scarf by myself, all endeavors were unsuccessful. The original pin had a video I have, by now, memorized because I watched it OVER and OVER again. For some reason I […]

  92. […] to do this DIY mock big stitch when I saw an article in the news recently about Arm Knitting. Simply Maggie and Pinning Mama have nice tutorials. Google “Arm Knitting” for a wealth of info. Check […]

  93. Dusty says:

    I’m new at crocheting and I think this will be a good first project! The video was very helpful! Thanks soo much!(:

  94. Monica D says:

    Such a cute scarf! Just one question though. Is there a reason for the double string. Not sure if I’m explaining myself, but could it just be one strand instead of two?

  95. Kami says:

    If I’m using one roll of lion brand yarn, should I unravel the whole thing to double it up? Thanks!

  96. Gaby says:

    How much yarn do you use if you only have one skein?

  97. taylor says:

    If you make this make sure you use a thick yarn. I used a thin one and it looked horrible.

  98. […] tips till kylan som snart kommer inkrypandes, en armstickad infinity scarf från Simply Maggie. Tar max 30 min påstår hon. Måste testa! Klicka på länken/bilden så finns en film på hur man […]

  99. […] created this fabulous scarf  for me after watching this video on YouTube on arm knitting.  Arm knitting is kind of a sophisticated version of finger knitting […]

  100. Malina says:

    Oh, I´m so happy I found your tutorial. A friend told me about this method and I´m eager to give it it a try.

  101. Kirsten says:

    Hey so I have been getting up to the first row of stitching and then I get stuck. I get them all to my left hand except the first stitch (the slip knot that I started with) and It doesn’t tighten on my left arm like the other ones do. What am I doing wrong?

  102. Anna says:

    I love this!! A friend showed it to me, as I’ve been making things to sell as part of a fundraiser. I decided to try it, and so far I’ve made two. One is super-long, and can wrap 3 times. It’s a good cozy-warm scarf (which is good, as I live in AK), and it’s two-tone, blue and black. The second one is a 2-wrap in a vanilla-ish white color. I used Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, so it’s super soft! Thanks for posting this! I can’t wait to try the blanket – I just found that one.

  103. Amy says:

    this was so cool. Thanks for sharing. I am not a knitter but this I want to try. Very beautiful when done

  104. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much for posting this and your videos! I fell in love with the scarf when I saw it on pinterest and had to make one myself. I blogged about it here: http://laughlovelivedance.blogspot.com/2013/10/fall-scarf-arm-knitting.html
    I had enough yarn leftover to make a scarf for my sister too!

  105. Donna says:

    Hi just wondered if you could possibly tell me what ply of wool you use. We don’t have the brand you mentioned in Australia but If you tell me what ply I can find an alternative. Thanks so much. D :)

  106. Elouise says:

    Do you sell? Because if so I would love to know the price and maybe buy one!

  107. Melina says:

    I made one tonight! Mine came out pretty big. I think next time I’ll do less than 16 stitches. I love it though! It’ll definitely keep me warm! Thanks for the tutorial! It was great!

  108. Gabby says:

    I love it! I am mostly a crochet gal, but I think I need to try this!!! How many yards did you use approximately? I have a few chunky yarns, but I am not sure if they would be long enough.

  109. Edie says:

    Every time I do this and move my stitches to my other arm, it adds an extra stitch and it causes my finished scarf to go from skinny to wide/to be lop-sided. Do you have any advice on how I could stop that from happening? Thanks!

  110. […] enough chit chat, here’s a couple photos of the finished scarves I’ve done and here is the link to where I learned how to do […]

  111. Meghan says:

    Did you double up the one strand of yarn or did you use two different pieces of yarn and put them together?

  112. amanda says:

    I was looking for some diy gifts so i dont have to spend any money for the holidays. I came up with all but one girl on my own. I came across your tutorial and fell in love with it. I love to knit and lost a needle, so this caught my eye and its perfect. now all i have to do is learn how to bind the ends. :) Thank you!!

  113. Addie says:

    Can you arm knit with one bundle of yarn? If so can you make a video?

    • Maggie says:

      You sure can as long as there are enough yards in the ball of yarn. If there is than at that point you would pull a strand from each and of the ball and use them at the same time as one strand.

  114. Isabelle says:


    I just found your pattern and I think it is really awesome! I was wondering what the weight of your yarn is (and how many meters of yarn you have used).. I am not familiar with Lion Brand and cannot find the meters/gram (or similar). Already have one skein, which is 100m/200g and am really hoping I can re-use it!

    Hope you can answer my question!

  115. Brittli says:

    What happens to the loophole that you created at the very beginning?

  116. Cynthea LaCroix says:

    I love the idea. It was so hard to see because of using the red yarn and having a red shirt background. I am going to try this :)..Thanks

  117. Holly says:

    I, too, am interested in purchasing a scarf! They are beautiful. I have attempted arm knitting only to fail. LOL…:D

  118. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! The video was easy to follow and I get so many complements on my scarf! I’m planning on making another one soon!
    here’s a post about the one I made: http://laughlovelivedance.blogspot.com/2013/10/fall-scarf-arm-knitting.html

  119. kati says:

    ok :) great video…thank you. here’s the thing…this is my first project. I’ve knitted and knitted but how do I secure it to finish? lol this is super quick and easy thank you again!

  120. […] came across the technique via Pinterest, which featured a video of 25yr old Amanda Bassetti (Simply Maggie.com) giving a how-to tutorial. This particular 10 minute video on YouTube has received hundreds […]

  121. […] and I celebrated with homemade pizza, hard cider, Say Yes to the Dress, Pitch Perfect, and a Pinterest project (and yes, it worked!). Two women on a couch thanking God for the year that he gave and marveling at […]

  122. Deborah says:

    I have made two scarves so far and it is a lot of fun. It was hard to get the hang of it but now it is super easy. I am going to teach my mom. I did have one question though. When you end it you sew it together with the tail what do you do with the working yarn that has been knotted and cut? I weaved that in too but I wasn’t sure if that was right.

  123. Carol says:

    Cool idea.. I’ll make with a different colour as this off-white/grey looks like a mop…

  124. Charlene says:

    can you use four pieces of yarn to make the holes smaller?

  125. Stiggy says:

    Thanks for your updated tutorial – you’ve kickstarted a new obsession! Casting on took a few views to get to grips with, and my seam is shocking, but given I don’t knit or crochet, i’ve found it surprisingly easy. It’s given me the confidence to try using needles, perhaps!

    I made this one using two boodles yarns: http://instagram.com/p/jKNHVzsabn/

    Cheers again!

  126. ashley says:

    Just finished my first one!! Love LOve LOVEEEE this tutorial!! I was very impressed as I have never knitted in my life (I’m a crochet girl!! lol) Thanks so much!! <3

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  128. Karen says:

    Go for it! I love it and would love to make one for myself

  129. priya kumar says:

    What do you need for this?

  130. […] New Skills? Yes!: Maybe you always wished that you could learn to crochet or knit, but didn’t really have the time? Well…it looks like you do now!! I found this KILLER arm knitting video on Pinterest, and cannot wait to try it. Check it out here: […]

  131. […] favourite tutorial to learn how to arm knit is by Amanda Basetti of SimplyMaggie.com. She uses two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in shade Linen (098) and we think it […]

  132. Tora says:

    Love it and you make it look so easy :) it´s getting late here (Iceland) so I´m going to try this tomorrow, thanks for sharing.

  133. vicki says:

    While making tons of these for Christmas gifts, I learned that only one skein is needed if one selects a type that is around 100 yards per skein. Lion Brand Wool-Ease is one such type. Unravel the entire skein and use the opposite ends of the same skein. Half the price with almost no waste!

  134. […] this girl is knitting using her body instead of needles. I would never vagina knit, but I would try arm knitting! – […]

  135. Tiffany T says:

    Yep made another two! I made a couple as gifts and people loved them! Thank you again Maggie!
    laughlovelivedance.blogspot.com/2014/01/another-arm-knit-scarf.html for pictures!

  136. Mary Knorr says:

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. It really looks like warm and cozy and perfect for winter season. No need to sew, within an hour or minutes, you can make this beautiful cozy circle scarf.

  137. […] de site van Simply Maggie kun je lezen en zien hoe zij deze mooie sjaal breit met haar […]

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  139. Betsy says:

    I love this but I would like to see how you close it at the other end.

  140. […] make something that I will wear and that will match my coats and sweaters.  I found how to make an arm knitting scarf with a tutorial.  It looks simple and fun to make.  I also found a chunky winter scarf that I […]

  141. Marianne says:

    Absolutely love this and intend to make it myself. I just watched the video with the ivory colored tassle scarf as well. These projects will keep me busy this winter. I’ll be making some for myself, my sister and my future daughter-in-law. Thanks for the videos.

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  143. […] DIY and photo credit to: http://www.simplymaggie.com […]

  144. […] Arm Knitting – How To by Simply Maggie […]

  145. Angela says:

    I looking to making arm scarf

  146. Angela says:

    I looking forward to making arm scarf, will let you know how I like it

  147. Victoria says:

    I am a crocheter, I don’t knit but I really want to make this scarf. How do I bind off at the end?

  148. […] of my friends texted me the other day wondering if I could make this scarf, which she had seen on Pinterest. This scarf is done by arm knitting. I haven’t attempted any […]

  149. Grace says:

    This great to give to teachers,friends etc for christmas!

  150. Kelly says:

    Where can I get a display bust like yours. I’ve looked everywhere!

  151. […] was popularized by Amanda Bassetti, a part-time nanny and blogger at SimplyMaggie.com. With her ten-minute video, Bassetti has changed the face of […]

  152. […] is the original video that I learned from. Watching this video is the easiest way to explain it or you can stop by and I […]

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  154. Harmony says:

    Your video is so hard to follow. I can’t figure out how to do the first stitches because your angels don’t show me enough and you go too fast without really explaining it. I want to make one but I can’t follow your video.

  155. […] found a really beautiful arm knit scarf on Pinterest from Simply Maggie which led me to YouTube. After watching a few videos I grabbed some yarn that I had sitting in my […]

  156. Rachel Yim says:

    I need to get my scarf done before Valentine’s what is the quickest way?

  157. […] Learn how to create this voluminous beauty. I love the chunkiness and warmth of these scarves on crisp, fall nights or in the midst of wintertime. {found on Simply Maggie} […]

  158. […] Learn how to create this voluminous beauty. I love the chunkiness and warmth of these scarves on crisp, fall nights or in the midst of wintertime. {found on Simply Maggie} […]

  159. […] Learn how to create this voluminous beauty. I love the chunkiness and warmth of these scarves on crisp, fall nights or in the midst of wintertime. {found on Simply Maggie} […]

  160. Shela Jarnagin says:

    I can’t make anything! I have no patience and need very explicit, step-by-step instructions. I want to make these so badly, for myself and for Christmas gifts. I work offshore which means I have a lot of time to devote to creating. However, I really, really need the basics and simple instructions. Please, can you help me?

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