Have you been searching for a step by step tutorial on the basics of arm knitting using clear pictures and simple wording? You have come to the right place! Scroll through the images below to learn the 5 basic steps to get you through any simple arm knit pattern such as an infinity scarf, a blanket or a cowl using the knit stitch. If you prefer a video tutorial go here.
Here is how to make a slip knot which is the first step to any arm knitting project:
Step 1 (Photo 1): Pull a long strand(s) of yarn from your skein(s) of yarn and drape the strand(s) over your hand as pictured. With your fingers facing in your direction. Pinch the strands of yarn together below your hand.
Step 2 (Photo 2): Turn or turn your hand away from you and grab the strand(s) that is being pulled from the skein of yarn (the working yarn). Pull them up and through the loop on your hand.
Step 3 (photo 3): Pull the new loop up to create a slip knot and place this new loop on your right arm with the working yarn further away and the tail of yarn closer to you.
Next, begin casting on your stitches which is the second step to any arm knitting pattern.