Thursday, December 19, 2013

Countdown to Knitmas: Day 19!

Less than 1 week left before the big day, and I am scrambling to get all my handmade gifts finished! I still have a few hats left to knit and I'll probably be working on them until I leave for our annual Christmas Eve tamale dinner and white elephant gift exchange with my family.

If you need to whip out some cute and funky presents QUICKLY, I have the answer for you: Arm Knitting.

Back on day 12 Anne talked about Finger Knitting, a great intro for kids to the art of knitting. Arm knitting is a similar idea, but up-sized! This is another great activity for kids, or anyone who has never touched a pair of knitting needles before. Or, if you are already an avid knitter, this is a super fun way to use up some stash and get a cute scarf out of the deal. You can make a scarf in less than an hour, just be sure to block out some time to "knit" where you have nothing else going on, because your arms will be occupied!

Here's a link to a great tutorial on making a scarf with arm knitting. Click Here. Using these instructions, I gave this a go, and here's my finished Arm-Knit Eternity Scarf!

I think it's so cute and stylish! I used 2 balls of Encore Mega, holding 2 strands together. I cast on 7 stitches, and knit until my scarf measured 70", then I bound off and stitched my ends together.
As you can see, it's very long, but I like the option of doubling it around my neck, or even tripling it!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed giving arm-knitting a try, it's so fun!


cheryl Ruiz said...

Your website is snowing! Did it always? If so I just's so fun :) And your scarf is very cute

Anacapa Knits said...

Haha, it just started snowing a few days ago! Thanks, Cheryl!