Arm Knitting – Try Something NEW to YOU this Year!

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Arm Knitting includes 30 no-needle projects you can knit in short periods of time. There are only a few projects included which will take over an hour to complete!

Arm Knitting DK Canada

Title: Arm Knitting
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, November 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4654-5438-6
Pages:
127
Photographers:
Katherine Scheele and Becky Batchelor

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting includes 30 no-needle projects you can knit in short periods of time. There are only a few projects included which will take over an hour to complete!

The projects included use different types of yarns you can try to arm knit with including t-shirt yarn, rope and even roving. Some projects do require you work with multiple strands of yarn like bulky weight yarn.

Starting Techniques, Stitches and Finishing Techniques are explained beginning on page 18 and demonstrated with clear step-by-step photographs.

Techniques

The techniques and stitches included in this section are:

  • making a slipknot

Starting Techniques Arm Knitting DK Canada

  • long-tail cast on
  • knit stitch
  • stockinette stitch
  • purl stitch
  • garter stitch
  • binding off
  • weaving in ends
  • needle felting roving
  • seaming
  • mattress stitch
  • adding more yarn: split splice, joining yarns or changing colors
  • decreasing: knit 2 together, slip, slip, knit
  • Navajo plying technique
  • Picking Up Stitches

The projects included range from clothing to accessories and items for your home.

Patterns

You will find instructions for:

  • Twisted Scarf (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 20 minutes)

Twisted Scarf - Arm Knitting - Book Review from DK Canada

  • Boot Cuffs (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 45 minutes)
  • Infinity Scarf (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 30 minutes)
  • Mega Cowl (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 20 minutes)
  • Ear Warmer (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 10 minutes)
  • Cable Scarf (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 90 minutes)
  • Making Fringe
  • Bento Bag (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 90 minutes)
  • Boho Vest (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 45 minutes)
  • Quirky Hat (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 20minutes)
  • Knitted Necklace (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 20 minutes)
  • Ski Bonnet (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 45 minutes)
  • Making pompoms step-by-step instructions
  • Open Weave Bag (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 90 minutes)
  • Plush Sweater (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 2 home)
  • Doormat (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 1 hour)
  • Making t-shirt yarn step-by-step instructions
  • Pompom Garland  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 1 hour)
  • Two-toned Pillow Cover  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 1 hour)
  • Mini Hammock  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 30 minutes)
  • Bolster Cover  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 30 minutes)
  • Snuggly  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 2 hours)

Snuggly Blanket - Arm Knitting Book Review DK Canada

  • Pillow Cover with Tassels  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 2 hours)
  • Making tassels step-by-step instructions
  • Planter Cover  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 45 minutes)
  • Soft Fringed Throw  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 90 minutes)
  • Lampshade Cover  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 40 minutes)
  • Striped Rug with Fringe  (Difficulty: EASY, Time to complete: 1 hour)
  • Pet Bed  (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 30 minutes)
  • Beanbag (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 5 hours)
  • Concentric Squares Rug (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 3 hours)
  • Footstool Cover (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 1 hour)
  • Textured Throw (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 3 hours)
  • Lacy Curtain (Difficulty: MODERATE, Time to complete: 2.5 hours)

My favorite projects in Arm Knitting are:

  • Lacy Curtain (p 125)
  • Doormat (p 82)
  • Planter Cover (p 100)
  • Mini Hammock (p 91)

New Year’s Resolutions are not always about ways to improve ourselves, they can also be a reason to try something ‘new-to-you’ like Arm Knitting. With a minimal amount of time invested you can create something truly unique for yourself, your friends and your home.

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7 Comments

  1. Your review is great but I wish the finished projects shown weren’t quite so bulky. Cute items but would liked to have seen maybe a couple more. That blanket looks so cozy!!! I don’t know how to knit (yet) and I wonder if it’s easier to learn without needles?…LOL

  2. Trying for some time to learn this technique. Thanks to this book, I finally “get” it.

  3. I have been intrigued with arm knitting since I saw it. This book looks like a great way to give it a try!

  4. Loooove Arm Knitting! would LOVE this book…didn’t realize all the cool things I could be making!!! 🙂 LOOOOVE the Blanket!! Wowie!! Thank for great review!