When I first heard about arm knitting, I was a little confused. For one, I wasn’t sure how the logistics of using your arms as knitting needles would work out. For another, wouldn’t you only be able to make huge knitting projects that way? As it turns out, I was wrong on both accounts! The way I pictured arm knitting in my head was completely different than how it plays out in real life, and while arm knitting is great for larger projects like blankets, it can be used to make scarves and other smaller accessories as well! Once I found out how quick these projects work up, I was hooked—the best part is, it’s super easy to learn how to arm knit.
Check out our arm knitting tutorials here, and then scroll down to find out how you can work up amazing blankets, knit scarves, and wraps in no time at all! There are so many free knitting patterns for arm knitters out there—the possibilities are endless! Trust me, if you don’t already love it, this technique is sure to become one of your new favorites.
You Knit That With What? + 9 Free Patterns
The great thing about arm knitting is that a project like a knitted blanket, which usually would take quite some time, can be finished in a matter of hours! These knit blanket patterns would make a great gift and would look just as nice draped over your sofa.
Use chunky yarn to work up one of these gorgeous wrap patterns in no time flat. They’re so cozy and are the perfect way to finish off any outfit, especially during the colder months!
Who can resist a cute knit scarf pattern? These arm-knit versions have a unique look that you don’t usually see in store-bought scarves. Pick your favorite and get started!