I have some severe medical issues and doing this this way might not work so well for me. I have just found this site after a friend emailed me a photo of some entrelac knitting. Loop the 2 working yarn strands around your index and middle finger 2 times and then pull the first loop through the second loop. You did 18 stitches in width, so 3 feet. Nothing wrong with that!
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.
Fold a piece of the yarn in half, and insirt it loop-end-first into one of the bottom stitches of your blanket.
This post is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarns. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. Everyone is killing it with these large arm-knit blankets! I think the tassel adds a little something extra. I think I may just add a fringe to mine now — maybe in a fun colour? Great minds think alike, right? It turned out beautifully, Christina! Your video is super helpful with a lot of great tips. Oh my goodness, I want this blanket in my house!! You have my address, right? Haha Off to pin this and watch the video!
You are too funny! You will have to let us know if you make one. I have a lot of throws, and love using them all. But this one takes the cake for coziness! I love your blanket….
I kind of want a do-over on the yarn challenge, to make one too, haha. Looks amazing, so cozy, and the fringe -awesome. Your email address will not be published.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Where do you buy your yarn? Is there a way to get that much yarn without spending a lot of money? I love this and am going to start arm knitting this weekend!
Thanks for the video and I look forward to more arm knitting. Just ran across this arm knit blanket. Second, you say you list links of other places this yarn can be found…. I cast 6 stitches then my tail is gone.
What am I doing wrong? I did the 5 ft tail like you said but it just gets smaller and smaller as I go on. Hi Maggie, that for sharing this. I would love to make this! I will see what yarns we have here in Australia that would be suitable. Can anyone recommend a different yarn? I really want a similar beige color, but Premier Yarns has said this has been discontinued. If I find a similar yarn in that color I will share!
It is also now rated as a 7 Super Bulky Weight, not a 6, so people might not find it as easily. Just something you might want to mention to your followers. Maggie Loved the tutorial video planning on trying The blanket soon… but I have to know song and artist in the background music…I have searched your comments…scoured utube for the lyrics Please share….
Hi Maggie, Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your blanket looks fantastic! Just out of curiosity, does this yarn have a tendency to pill? I may over many washes and uses, though I only use it in the fall and spring and have only washed it once.
I could not find Couture Jazz yarn in my area. However, I did find a yarn made by the same company and it was the same size yarn. But the balls of yarn were about twice the size as the ones in your video. If the yarn I get is twice the size of the one you use, should I buy half of the amount of yarn? Also what would you recommend if I wanted to make this blanket in two different colours?
Sorry if this seems like a silly question. Hi all, how many balls or yarn do you need to use for this blanket? First off, I want to say I adore what you do! I come and check your site out alot for new tutorials and tips. Mine just always come out loose. Is that the reason why my blanket holes are coming out so big? Should I double up? No, your size has nothing to do with it usually. The Loops and Threads Chunky is a lot thinner than the couture jazz, so the holes are naturally going to be larger.
Can you find Red Hart Grande yarn? Try using 4 strands at a time if that yarn is available to you. Well, you should, because you can easily knit a cozy blanket in just 45 minutes.
I found a different yarn than the kind your using and planning on using two skains at a time. Would this yarn have a similar look??
I have never knitted before but I thought I got the hang of the first step of casting on to your right arm. However when I went to start knitting on my other arm, I would tighten it and end up with a large loop in between my arms. I have two loops per stitch on my right arm but in your video it looks like you only have one. Is that the problem? In plaats daarvan gebruik je je […]. How much do I order? The website asks how many. You said 11 skeins. So would I order 11 of the bundles from the website in your link?
How much does this end up costing? Having lots of blankets around is a great way to add coziness to a home. Thick textures and knits are another good way — so why not combine the two? This tutorial for a thick, arm-knit blanket is a great start! She has an awesome tutorial about arm knitting blankets that told me everything I needed to know. It was so helpful. Maggie even has a […]. Thank you for this easy tutorial! Several people wanted their blanket wider.
Is it possible to put many more stitches on your arm? I would think you would end up with stretched stitches when you bend your arm of the stitches go up over your elbow.
Also, have you added fringe to any of these blankets? Lastly, when you wash and dry does the blanket become tighter knit or does it stay loose? You can add a couple of extra stitches up to your elbow but then it gets too tight. I suggest knitting 2 blankets and stitching them together with matching yarn. Hi, I found your blog through Pinterest and loved the idea of the blanket. I am in the UK so used Tivoli Curve yarn which is similar to the one used.
It was great fun to make even if it did take me a few attempts to cast on correctly! How many yards of I-cord would I need to make this blanket? Heck with pricey super-bulky yarn. I am wanting to make a blanket like this but would rather buy the yarn in store. Do you know of any other yarn that would work and turn out the same as yours? You can triple or quadruple up on super bulky strands of yarn.
Maggie, thank you so much for the wonderful video on arm knitting the blanket. I am dying to make one now. I found a Patons Cobble yarn that seems comparable. Have you ever used this before? I was SOOO looking forward to trying this one, and the scarf. Does anyone know where else I can get it cheaper?
Hoping maybe I could find somehthing just as bulky and thick as the one in the video but no such luck yet. Any other yarns that are just ask bulky that i can use that are cheaper? I want to make one as a gift for my grandfather. How many yards did you us? What yarns can i use that are cheaper? Where did you get your yarn from what website?
Could i do stripes? I am very allergic to wool though, and I see this is a wool yarn. Could you advise me on a similar yarn that is not wool and if double one up to make the thickness how would I go about doing that?
Love the arm knit blanket!!! Quick question can this be done on a round tube? In place of knitting needles or Arms Like a plastic plumbers pipe so you can work at it for a few days…not connected to your arm. I have a grand baby that I would love to make one for! How many yards in total does one blanket need? This is an easy blanket to start with to learn how to handle that much yarn at one time. Can this be done on needles, if so what size.
I loved your video, it was great! I have a back problem and probably could not manage the arm knitting. I was wanting to make a smaller blanket, like a baby blanket as a gift. Since you used 11 skeins, do you think skeins would be a good amount for half that size of a blanket?
Sorry for the delay. The yarns that are thick enough are normally around You can make this chunky cozy blanket in 45 minutes they say. Find the directions on SimplyMaggie.
Anyone else having trouble? I have followed this 4 times. I can do the other arm stitches on Youtube. Hi Maggie great tutorial I slightly changed mine and used my chunky machine to knit a 3 stitch wide I cord in chunky and multi strands of different thicknesses in all different shades of pink anything I could find and am so happy with the way it turned out so thanks for the inspiration. You can make the most amazing arm knitted blankets See this tutorial and I never have enough blankets!
Make some stuff to decorate your dorm room, or for last […]. How much yard did it take you to make a blanket this size. I want to make one a bit larger but not sure how many yards to purchase. It will look just a tad less chunky and full but will certainly work. I searched pinterest and found a fantastic tutorial by Maggie over at Simply Maggie here.
I so love this! We shared this on our blog and I am hoping to try it next week! Thank You for the inspiration!!! Was wondering if you could make me one??? In the beige colour. Do you have a tutorial on how to make cushion covers like this? I understand he cast off.
And why does it become loose like that? I crochet but this is my first time arm knitting and knitting. Hey Maggie, thanks for the great tutorial. Heard about arm knitting from a co-worker but, just never got around to trying it.
Saw yours and, bingo. Also, I wanted a wider blanket so I did 30 stitches across. Might be a little too wide. Another thing, being a man, my arms are just a bit bigger than yours.
This might just start me knitting proper. Could never get the hang of it before. Chunky knit items for the home are so fashionable at the moment. Arm knitting is so easy and this step by step video tutorial is eay to follow. Or can you suggest and alternative?
Do you know where to get it cheap or do you have your own promo code or anything? I love how this table turned out! They grey was a perfect color choice for the chairs. It goes nicely with the table without feeling too matchy. I am using red heart grande super bulky 6. I hv tried 10, 8,7. I get about 30 cast on stitches. And hv a ton of tail left. Please advise on tail length, cast on stitches and how many stitches I need to arm knit.
As well advise how many skeins I would need. I hv 4 now. Using 2 at a time. Plus they are ridiculously quick project — you could be curled up on the couch with your new blanket in 45 minutes! We found this tutorial on Simply Maggie.
There is no way I can make an arm knitted rug with it. I finished my first blanket tonight. I only used 6 skeins and I got the same size blanket you made. I tried to make the stitches as tight as possibke in my arm but for a first try I think it turned out OK.
Do you know where to buy the merino wool and how much is needed to make a similar size blanket? I think that might work better for me. I was wondering what is the largest sized blanket you have ever arm knit? I have a queen bed that I would love to arm knit a throw blanket for but worried it might be impossible. Thanks for your inspiration!
Awesome tutorial — took me about an hour and a half — just because I was watching a football game while I worked though! So I have tried this several times but keep ending up with yarn that wont tighten up after the first row. If you have any pointers I would be incredibly grateful! I have been wanting to arm knit a comfy blanket for so long!
Thank you for the tutorial. After you cast on your stitches and you begin knitting your rows, the first stitch will be tricky to tighten. Make sure you pay close attention to how I tighten it in my video. Could you give an estimation of how many yards of yarn were needed? I want to make sure I have enough. I have some severe medical issues and doing this this way might not work so well for me.
My daughter has been wanting one of these blankets and even if it takes my last breath, I will get one made for her in time for Christmas. Very Very few can afford to buy Merino wool at the price it is.
Getting a rich man into Heaven will be like getting a camel threw the eye of a needle. Hi there, if I use less skeins of yarn 9 what would the dimensions of the blanket be approximately? Knit a blanket in just 45 minutes using your arms as the needles! Purchase a handmade blanket or download the pattern here Here is the step by step video tutorial by Simply Maggie: August 18th, by Maggie. You may also like.
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