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)