Would you believe me if I told you I knit a beautiful, soft fluffy blanket in less than an hour before Christmas? It’s true! I’ve tried my hand at arm-knitting before (or “tried my arms”…) when I made this scarf. Here’s how I made this beautiful squishy blanket – it’s so easy and fun!
First of all, to get the same voluminous (or non-holey) effect like I did, make sure you use super-thick yarn, doubled.
I found this massive yarn called “Ginormous” by Loops & Threads at Michaels:
It’s regularly $20/skein, but I managed to grab it on sale for half price! 2 skeins made my lap-sized blanket that measures about 36 x 40″. If you can’t find this yarn, look for something similar – it’s a “Super Bulky” yarn at 5-6 WPI (wraps per inch).
I doubled the yarn when I was arm knitting, so I used both skeins at once. This gave my blanket a nice cushy look with less of a holey look that I’ve seen in other arm-knitting – I really like it!
Want to make one too? Here’s the video tutorial I used by Simply Maggie. There’s no way I could do a better video than hers – she explains everything so perfectly. My blanket is not quite as long as hers, so if you want to make a larger one buy 4 skeins of the yarn I used.
Let me know if you try your own arm-knit blanket; I’d love to see yours! Don’t you think this is just the perfect blanket for a winter living room to cuddle with?
Happy arm knitting!