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HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET

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Learn how to make an arm knit blanket today! Below is a great tutorial for you. This cozy arm knit blanket will be a great addition to any home!

HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET

 

This post wasn’t going to publish today but here is the story.

Sometimes at the end of last year, I started seeing these cozy blankets all over on Instagram, and I fell in love. Completely! So I had ordered some chunky yarn, and it got here last week. And you know the rest of the story. I could not wait to put my hands on the yarn and make me a cozy olive green arm knit blanket. Did you know that the Pantone color of the year is greenery? I love green anyway, so it wasn’t too big of a decision of what color yarn to order.

Anyways… Just last night, while I was watching TV from my bed, I started working on this blanket and guess what? I finished this piece in less than an hour. It took maybe 40 minutes (tops) to finish it off, and this was my first time knitting project!! And shockingly, I was so addicted to arm knitting that I made another fun pom-pom arm knit blanket since the first one!

Are you excited yet? I know you can do it, too!

HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET

After I had taken off all the Christmas decor I shopped my home a bit, and I pulled the cow rug down from my workspace to the living room, and now I feel that there may be too many brown hues in there, so adding this cozy olive green arm knit blanket was a great move. I added some amazing pillows to complete the space. Like this one below.

 

 

I love that this living room now is funky, colorful and bohemian.♥

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Isn’t this pillow fantastic? Oh, my!

HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET

Ok. So back to the blanket.

I ordered 12 skeins of chunky yarn for this project. I found a video on youtube that explained the basics of knitting, so it was super easy to make my arm knit blanket. (This post contains affiliate links.)

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And now here is the step by step tutorial on how to make an arm knit blanket.

MATERIALS:

  1. To begin, measure out about 5-6 ft lengths of yarn for your tail, and then make a slipknot on your right arm. Make it tight.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. Cast on 25 stitches on your right arm.
  6. Once you are done with 25 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.
  7. Continue taking the stitches until all of the stitches are on your left arm.
  8. Keep on knitting from left to right and then right to left arm until you have about 34-38 rows (this will make a nice size blanket – I used 11 skeins to make this pretty good sized blanket.)
  9. 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.
  10. Then once you are done with all the rows, you’ll want to cast off.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
  13. Then cut off the working yarn, pull it over and tie a knot.
    To hide the tails braid them into your blanket.
    All done. 🙂

 

Because I know it’s always better to watch something done than read the instructions, I made a quick video for you to watch. 🙂
A few things to remember while you are knitting:

  • Try to cast your stitches on tight (that’s when you get a nice even pattern on your blanket).
  • When you cast off (at the end of your knitting process), be sure NOT to tie your hoops to tight but rather to be loose.:-)

Enjoy! I had lot’s of fun making this blanket and you will, too!

HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET VIDEO 

 

HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET

So? Are you going to make your arm knit blanket?

Not feeling getting into this project now? Be sure to PIN it for later! 🙂

HOW TO MAKE AN ARM KNIT BLANKET

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Well, I  am sure it was not my last knitting project you all! It was so fun to make this fantastic blanket! I hope you enjoy the video.

 

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**UPDATE**

I made another blanket last week and I can’t wait to share another tutorial with you on this fun pom-pom chunky wool blanket!

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE NEW VIDEO!

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Cheers friends!

Aniko

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53 Comments

      1. Simply tie one of the new roll’s end to the end of the working yarn. I double knot it and keep going with the knitting. Once you finish, the knots can be hidden within the blanket seams.

      1. Would you say it was big enough to cover your whole body? If you email me, I would really start making these to sell in my small town and I need help haha

  1. Hello and thank you for sharing. However I am not sure if it is the darkness of the yarn or the position of your hands, but as many times as I watched how you actually start eludes me. Is there another angle (maybe from above) that would show these steps a little clearer I would like to make one for Mom as she is always cold in the evening. Appreciate your help. Barb

    1. Barb,

      I am sorry that you have trouble following the tutorial. I am actually working on another post that has a from an above video. I hope to publish it soon! It would be a beautiful gift for mom!♥

    1. Nope, you need 11 skeins of yarn and 1 skeins is about $6. These blankets are actually pretty pricey if you look online for one that’s handmade. So I think you are still better off making yours.:-)

  2. Hi!
    Just found your website and I love it! I must know where you got your leather sofa. It is amazing!

    Thanks!

  3. What brand yarn did your use? What was the size? I can only find Cotoure Jazz 7 in store & it doesn’t “look” big enough

    1. Courtney- I used Couture jazz and I ordered mine from Herrschners. But just now I made one from roving wool ( the lighter color blanket on the images) and it looks pretty amazing.:-)

      1. The only “roving wool“ at Herrschner‘s I found that looked knittable was “Dimensions Wool Pencil Roving.” It comes with the wool wrapped on pieces of flat cardboard. Is that what you used?

    1. Annie, Mine is 5′ x 3′. 5′ is about 25 stitches on the long side. when you start knitting you will want to knit about 20 rows down to get the 4′. I used 11 skeins of yarn ( 16,5 yards/skeins) Have fun!

  4. Could you please tell me what online site you got your yarn from? And do you have any issue with the smell of it? I’m reading a lot of reviews that say their yarn has a bad oder.

  5. If I Wanted to knit a 4′ 4″x5′ blanket with 24yrd skeins would you know about how many I need? and how many stitches would you do? This is my first time knitting a blanket and I am using Chunky Luxe™ Yarn by Loops & Threads.

    1. Mine is 5′ x 3′. 5′ is about 25 stitches on the long side. when you start knitting you will want to knit about 20 rows down to get the 4′. I think if you get about 11 of the 24-yard skeins you should be able to make the size you want.Have fun!

  6. What is the thickness of the yarn you used #6 or #7? Also, is the width of the blanket measured by how many loops you can fit on your arm?

  7. I live in the boonies without the ability to watch videos. Your tutorial is preyy much usless without step by step photos. As an affiliate marketer, you may wish to cater to your audience.

    Pretty blanket!

  8. Hello, I absolutely love the wool one. I am trying to find the link in the post where you got the wool, but I can’t seem to locate it.

    I was wondering where you purchased your wool? I haven’t been reading good reviews on different wools from Amazon.

  9. Hi! I’m trying to make a weighted blanket for my son with special needs. Is this a heavy blanket? Thanks!

  10. I recently made one of these and I was wondering if you can cut off the tails instead of weaving them back through the blanket. They are constantly coming out…

  11. Hi, well if you don’t finish it all in one sitting or standing.? Is there a way to keep it from unraveling

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