One of my most favourite projects and the one that been the most popular on my blog this year is my arm knit blanket from January. As a cozy, final project for #12MonthsofDIY, I thought it would be perfect to re-visit this project, spruce it up a little, and share with you how to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe. Make sure to check out all of the other wonderful projects my blogging friends have made with our material this month – yarn!

How to make a DIY arm knit blanket with a fringe - video tutorial

I learned how to arm knit by watching this video by Simply Maggie. If you want to learn how to arm knit, she is the queen of it!

How to make a DIY arm knit blanket with a fringe - video tutorial

I thought I’d put my own spin on an arm knit blanket by adding a luxurious fringe on the ends.

How to make a DIY arm knit blanket with a fringe - video tutorial

I made this fringed arm knit blanket in a couple of hours. Let me show you how easy it is to make a soft & squishy blanket like this!

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

This is a long tutorial, so if you’d rather watch it in video form, here’s a video how-to:

How to make a DIY arm knit blanket with a fringe - video tutorial

For this project,  you’ll need an extra bulky yarn. I used this beautiful yarn from Lion Brand Yarn called LB Collection® Wool Yarn. Five skeins made my lap-sized blanket with a fringe. I love the way this yarn gets thicker and thinner in parts to give this blanket even more texture.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

I did a test swatch, and the gauge of this yarn was 0.5 stitches per inch. If using a different yarn, you’ll need to make your own test swatch to see what your guage is and determine how many stitches you’ll need to make your blanket. For a lap-size blanket (about 36″ wide by 40″ high), I made my blanket 18 stitches wide by 20 stitches long.

To begin, measure out about 18 arm lengths of yarn for your tail, and then create a slipknot.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Then, create a V-shape with the working yarn and the tail with your left hand. Slip your right hand under the working yarn on the left hand as shown above.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Then pull the yarn from the tail through the loop you’ve created like this.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Gently pull that loop up and over your right arm.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Tighten it a little, but no so much that you can’t push it up your arm as you make more loops.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Continue casting on in this way until you reach your number of desired stitches.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

To start the first row, grab the working yarn with your right hand like this.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

With your left hand, gently pull the first loop of yarn on your right arm over the working yarn you have in your right hand.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Pull the working yarn up to create a loop.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Turn the loop towards yourself, and then put it onto your left arm.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Continue in this way until all of the stitches are on your left arm.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Go back and forth in this way from arm to arm until you’ve reached your desired number of rows.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

When you need to start a new skein of yarn, simply tie the ends of the skiens together with a knot and make sure the knot is at the back of  your work as you continue knitting.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

When you’re done, you’ll need to cast off. To do this, knit two stitches as you normally would, and then slip the first stich up and over the second like this. Knit another stitch, and then slip the prior stitch up and over this one. Continue until you only have one loop on your arm left at the end.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Slip your arm out of this final loop, cut your yarn, and then pull the tail of your yarn through the final loop and tighten it to secure your work.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

So soft!

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

To make a fringe, cut several pieces of yarn that are about 8″ long. Fold a piece of the yarn in half, and insirt it loop-end-first into one of the bottom stitches of your blanket.

How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Pull the tails of the piece of yarn through the loop you’ve created, and then continue on in this way until there’s a fringe in each stitch on the top and bottom of your blanket.

How to make a DIY arm knit blanket with a fringe - video tutorial

Now simply enjoy your soft, fringed blankie by the fire!

How to make a DIY arm knit blanket with a fringe - video tutorial

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How to make an arm knit blanket with a fringe

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY YARN project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7rACMOpWMo

From the top left, they are:

Crochet Cowl from Brooklyn Berry Designs

DIY Chain Yarn Garland from Woman In Real Life

Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket from Heather in Heels

Creative DIY Art Using Yarn from Love Create Celebrate

Easy DIY Faux Macrame with Wool from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Pom Pom and Tassel Stockings and Tree Skirt from PMQ for Two

Free crochet coaster pattern for beginners from Sustain My Craft Habit

Beginner Crochet Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging from Lifeovereasy

How to Make an Arm Knit Blanket with a Fringe from The DIY Mommy

Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases from Time With Thea

Christmas Front Porch from Life Is A Party

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarns. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.