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How To Knit: Arm Knitting

April 26, 2018 2 min read

Arm knitting is a great way to get the whole family (yes, including kids and your non-crafty friends) creating. Arm knitting uses the principles of knitting, but instead of needles, you use your arms. Not only is arm knitting a foolproof way to create some super awesome pieces, but it also lets you whip them up in a flash. 

 Follow this step by step, created by Phanessa Fong, inspired by her Arm Knit Chiffon Cowl


How To Arm Knit

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Step 1

Start with a Slip Knot.


How To Arm Knit

Step 2a

co 19 stitches - Place finger & thumb together and insert through the 2 strands. Grab the tails with the remaining fingers.

How To Arm Knit

Step 2b

Flip hand to left in a “sling shot” position.

How To Arm Knit

Step 2c

Go under the strand on your thumb, over and under the strand on your other finger.

How To Arm Knit

Step 2d

Pull the strand back through the loop you entered from. See photos below.

How To Arm Knit

Step 3a

Hold yarn with right hand

How To Arm Knit

Step 3b

Pass first stitch over and off hand (while still holding on to the working yarn).

How To Arm Knit

Step 3c

Insert left hand through loop (with strand from ball closest to you) slipping loop onto left arm. Repeat for remaining stitches until all stitches have been transferred to the left arm

How To Arm Knit

Step 3d

Row 2: Hold yarn with left hand

How To Arm Knit

Step 3e

Pass first stitch over and off hand (while still holding on to the working yarn)

How To Arm Knit

Step 3f

Insert right hand through loop (with working yarn strand closest to you) slipping loop onto right arm. Repeat for remaining stitches until all stitches have been transferred to the right arm. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for a total of 16 rows.

How To Arm Knit

Step 4a

Repeat the same steps as if you’re knitting moving only 2 stitches from the right to left arm. Pass the first stitch over the stitch you just worked and drop.

How To Arm Knit

Step 4b

Knit the next stitch from your right arm normally, and pass the stitch on the left over the just knitted stitch and drop. Continue to bind off stitch by stitch until only one stitch remains on your left hand.

How To Arm Knit

Step 5a

Cut yarn double the length of the edge (19 stitches). Run end through the remaining loop on your left arm and tighten to secure. Working with the right side of the work up, fold up both edges in. Use your hands to sew the edges together along the long edge (19 stitches). Tie a few knots to secure.

How To Arm Knit

Step 5b

Weave the ends on the inside of your work and secure.

How To Arm Knit

Step 5c

Turn cowl right side out and enjoy!