I’d heard about arm knitting but it wasn’t until I was looking for a way to avoid doing “real work” today that I decided to give it a try. I’m sure you can arm knit lots of things, but what got me excited was how easy it looked to make a chunky wool scarf.
I love scarves – there is rarely a day where my outfit doesn’t include one, especially now that it is winter. Scarves are one of the ways that make my “wear everything for every season” wardrobe work – a dress that I’d wear in the spring with a light sweater gets the addition of a scarf and leggings and ta-da, winter wear! With this simple knitting project I was able to add not one but two new scarves to my collection in a little over an hour. Hooray, something new(ish) to wear when I return to work on Thursday!
I had some wool leftover from my leg warmer project (which, by the way, I have been wearing almost every day) so I was able to sit down as soon as I decided I wanted to knit a scarf and get started. I used chunky (6 weight) wool blend, and did need most of 2 full skeins to make a double wrap infinity scarf. My first scarf was a blend of solid grey wool and a grey/white/purple patterned wool. My second scarf was made with two skeins of green wool.
There are lots of video instructions out there but I liked this video. I watched the casting on and making the first few stitches before I got started, and then just knit along to the video.
To make my first scarf I cast on 12 stitches (like she recommends in the video) and knit until I had 24 rows (not including the cast on row).
The second scarf I made was only 10 stitches wide so I only knit 22 rows. The wool was supposed to be the same size but seemed thinner which gave me a looser, less chunky scarf.
Once I cast off I stitched the two ends of each scarf together to make infinity scarves.
Once I got the hang of it, these scarves went really quickly. It would be very easy to make a bunch of these – one for every day of the week?