Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Arm Knitting an Infinity Scarf in 30 minutes - Win!

First things first, I am NOT a knitter. I have aspirations to be one but the one previous attempt in my life to learn knitting was an utter failure. So when I saw arm knitting I figured I'd give it a shot.
The original video I found on Pinterest was alright but way too confusing for a knitting-nubie like me. The poster went too fast and didn't describe things very well. Luckily a commenter on the video posted another which was significantly better. She went much slower and explained things much clearer. The link is here and this is the one I'd recommend using.

I purchased one ball of 82m/90 yard yard in a fairly bulky thread.

Knitting in progress
It took a good few tries to figure out what to do and I ended up doing the whole thing twice since the first time my scarf was too short.I did 6 stitches total across my arm.
 The whole thing (once I got the hang of it) took me about 45 minutes from start to finish, including connecting the ends to make it an infinity scarf. You can also skip that part if you just want a regular scarf. 

The finished product
A shot of the stitches

I'm not posting instructions or a whole lot of in-progress pics since obviously my hands were a little busy :)

I really really love this project. It was quick (with the right video and once you get the hang of it) and cheap - about $8 with tax for the yarn I used. I think I'll be using this one for gifts in the future!

A definite winner!

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