I am a huge fan of arm knit blankets so today I am sharing another fun arm knit blanket tutorial!
Arm knit blankets are so much in style now that earlier this year I had to give it a go and make my own! Ya know, I love to try new things and arm knitting was one of the most fun works I have ever done! It might be overwhelming to look at first but it’s super easy once you have the basic technique down. The blanket I made last year was made with chunky yarn, and this time I used roving wool and I am not gonna like, I love this banket lot more. It’s the real chunky blanket! Also, this time around I added some fun pom-poms to the edges of the blanket to make it more my style and unique.
The cost of one of these arm knit blankets can get up to $250-300 in stores, on Etsy or in online shops. My material cost me about $110 plus $20 shipping and maybe 40 minutes to make the blanket. It’s not bad and it’s handmade. One these blankets could make a wonderful gift for Christmas, for birthdays or any occasion for someone who loves cozy and home decor.
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So let’s get on the ARM KNIT BLANKET TUTORIAL!
Watch this short video first because I think seeing what I am doing is more effective than explaining the technique.
And now here is the step by step tutorial on how to make an arm knit blanket.
- To begin, measure out about 6-7 ft lengths of wool/or yarn for your tail, and then make a slipknot on your right arm. Make it tight.
- Then, with your left hand create a V-shape with the working yarn (working yarn is the skein of yarn) and with the tail with your left hand.
- Push your right hand under the working yarn on the left hand then pull the yarn from the tail through the loop. (see video – slow motion)
- Take that loop and pull it over your right arm. Keep casting the stitches onto your right arm. Make it tight but not too tight.
- Cast on about 20 stitches on your right arm.
- Once you are done with 20 stitches, start over on your left arm. Hold the working yarn in your right hand and pull off the first stitch over the working yarn then create a loop with the working yarn and over your left hand.
- Continue taking the stitches until all of the stitches are on your left arm.
- Keep on knitting from left to right and then right to left arm until you have about 25 rows (this will make a nice size blanket – I used 7 lbs roving wool.)
- You will need to start a new skein of yarn after maybe every other row, so what you need to do is to simply tie the ends of the skeins together with a tight knot and just keep knitting.
- Then once you are done with all the rows, you’ll want to cast off.
- Knit two stitches from your left arm to your right arm, as you did all the way until this point, and then slip the first stitch over the second (see video).
- Knit another stitch on your right arm and then slip the previous stitch over the last one. Continue until you only have one loop left.
- Then cut off the working yarn, pull it over and tie a knot.
To hide the tails braid them into your blanket.
All done. 🙂
Add pom poms to make your blanket more fun!
I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial!