Ok, so I have been known to get a bit obsessed when I learn to do something new.
I fall in love with the process or the finished product and go a little crazy for a while.
I must say...
Arm knitting recently became one of those obsessions.
Have you seen it?
They look wondrously complicated.
They are NOT....
I bought a scarf that I loved in December.
I had heard of arm knitting but had not seen it.
About a week after I bought it, I saw a cool wreath on Hometalk where she finger knitted to cover a wreath form....
While I was watching the video for the finger knitting, I noticed one in the side bar for arm knitting.
Which led to a new Pinterest board....
And two days of watching the videos.
And then a yarn run....
And then a night of trying it out.
I had trouble casting on for the longest time.
Then I made three the first night and ripped them all back out and started over.
So after 5 days I had no scarves.
The next night I made 3.
And so it began.
I love that you can really change the look by doubling/tripling the wraps.
As you can see here.
I like that people can wear them however it suits them best.
Or short and cozy.
I also love how using different yarns gives you an entirely different look.
These are all arm knitted using the same method.
I have big hands and wrists so my loops are big.
I cannot make them small.
But I have seen others that are much smaller.
I do different lengths.
Sometimes this is on purpose.
Sometimes it is because that is how much yarn the skeins have.
I learned that 5 or 6 weight yarns work the best.
The yardage per skein varies so check that when you are buying your yarn.
For most, I double the yarn.
You can make a scarf with only one skein but you need to double it.
That seems like a lot of work to me, so I just buy doubles of each color/kind of yarn.
Makes the doubling easier.
I don't have to unwind the whole ball that way.
Lion brand has a great Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn that I learned on for these.
They have so many colors.
I love the cozy wool.
It is a blend so it is not scratchy.
There are also acrylic blends which are much softer.
And sometimes offer even more color choices.
Pattons also makes this neat Cobbles yarn.
I do not double this one.
It is so thick, you don't even need to.
Some of the yarns are mixed within the skein...
I did mention the word obsessed, right?
I think you may be starting to see what I mean...
This next one was an experiment with some funky yarn remnants.
It is very quirky.
It reminds me of being stuck in a snow flurry...
I have kept a couple of different colors and styles for myself.
And I sold a couple dozen locally before Christmas.
I will be adding several of these to my Etsy shop soon.
I find it super relaxing and fun.
It is a great diet exercise.
While I am watching TV, my hands are busy so no mindless snacking....
I am off to make a few more colors...
Thanks for stopping by....