So. Arm knitting. You might have heard of it, but if you haven't I'm telling you about it now and I'm telling you that it's officially a thing because there are books for it now like Learn to Arm Knit. And! There are video tutorials! This one is fantastically comprehensive.
I watched this video faithfully, with some pausing and rewinding in certain places, when I made pattern #14 from Learn to Arm Knit. The booklet has very detailed and clear instructions with illustrations, but I'm more of a video-learner and this particular one was a life-saver.
|Big thanks to my husband for taking these pictures of me....without letting me know I look like a slob. The knitting looks good, though!|
Arm knitting is simple and pretty easy once you get the hang of it. But before you get the hang of it, it can be a little daunting. As an intermediate-level knitter and lifelong arm-haver, I thought this couldn't possibly be any easier. But then I realized that both arms have to act like the active needle at different times, and that there's a right side and wrong side for arm knitting. Enter this handy little video tutorial. It was so great!
If you're even a tiny bit interested in arm knitting, I suggest that you try it out because it is the quickest stash-buster I know of. It's fast even than swapping your yarn, or bagging it up and donating it. There are over 30 yarn combination suggestions in Learn to Arm Knit (with details on the yarn brand, colorway, and how many strands or skeins you'll need for each project) and they are gloriously quick projects that can use up your bulky and super bulky yarn.
I'm already eying some more of the yarns in my stash a little differently. With some substitutions for brand or color, I could have a fantastic little gift stash of cowls all knitted up in an afternoon or so!
I might have already started.....
|#29 with Lion Brand Homespun.|