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Video: How to Arm Knit

December 19th, 2013

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Get the look of knitting without using needles. Using the simple technique of arm knitting, you can make a scarf in just half an hour!

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  • Madrina15

    Yes, when my father passed away I was so sad I started a knitting project and it helped me get over the greving process. this year I am crocheting dolls for homeless kids. I know that they are made with love and giving that makes me happy and fills me with joy something that is priceless and has changed my life for the better.

  • Madrina15

    I have also done the arm knitting project, my god daughter loves it

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  • demelzabunny

    Fabulous! Love the long, loopy stitches. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for posting.

  • Pam

    Can you knit a scarf with one skein?

  • ZoeOB

    I’ve seen a few videos demonstrating this technique but they seem to go on forever. This one is very clear and the result looks like something you can actually wear. Thanks!

  • Whitney

    I have some of that yarn in the same color, I’m gonna make it today. Thanks!

  • MacNut8

    It’s easier than we think! This is a great one to teach kids, or seniors who are otherwise immobile…. Mahalo for sharing!

  • PrincessLily

    I love this! But my skin does not appreciate wool yarn or fabric… So hopefully I can find a different kind of yarn that is just as thick.

    • Karen J Zahm

      Try the Homespun Thick and Quick. Just as thick but no wool. Also by Lion Brand.

    • daisy chain

      Try using acrylic, Princess. You can get a skein of acrylic in the same size.

  • Stacy

    Very cool and what a great tutorial! This technique will be a good companion to finger crocheting.

  • Catherine Edmends

    just wondering why when casting on the camera keeps cutting away at the worst times ?

  • Laura Davis

    I bet this was figured out through someone doing some cat’s cradle techniques and accidently stumbling upon this. Either way, it’s awesome!

  • Cait

    How many skeins did you use for the scarf in the video?

  • Loretta

    How long does the yarn need to be initially?

  • Gayle Gamron

    I can see this making an awesome hammock! On another note, someone mentioned that the camera kept cutting away during the cast on. I don’t know how to do a long tail cast on, and not only did the camera cut away at the worst time she went too fast for me. Oh and one more thing… she had a flat panel of knitting and showed us how to cast off, the next view was of her with a circular scarf. She didn’t show how to do that. I think I can figure it out but still.

    • VR

      search for long tail cast on this site or go to and it is there too. She sewed the ends together to make a circle.

    • AED

      I agree, this is the worse instructions, too many questions not address. Is the tail in the back or over the thumb, how long is the tail? Wished they had assumed that you knew nothing about long tail cast on, and really slowed it down. Very frustrating.

  • Justine

    OMG, I love that! I can just see myself waiting at DMV and coming out with my new registration tags and a new scarf. This is such an awesome skill to possess! I cant wait to try it tonight!

  • BklynKaren

    When I followed the instructions in the video, all of my stitches ended up twisted. Is this intentional?

  • Kathy Watson

    this is so cool….wonder if there is any way to make sweaters this way?

  • Fran

    It would’ve been more helpful to me if the camera were behind her hands, so I could actually see the process the same way I’ll do it (not facing her).

  • Cheri

    How do you make the yarn double strand and how is it fed if you are only using one skein?

    • Teri

      Use both ends of the yarn on the skein. The inside pull thread and the outside end. You will have to work with the yarn to unravel and pull at the same time, but it works better than trying to roll a ball of yarn and hope you are dividing the skein in two equal balls.

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  • Donna

    I needed the casting on to be slowed down as i was trying to do it with the video. No can do. I am sure it is simpler than what has happened to me.

  • Maria

    ¡Esto es impresionante! ¡Voy a hacer esto para mi hermana!

  • artikebread

    Devin!!! You are the greatest thing since sliced bread! I love the look of your arm knitted cowl! So glad to see such a fine tutorial. You are a great spokesperson for Lion Brand!

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  • XincontriAdulti.It

    Great your post!

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