What kind of yarn do I need for arm knitting?

Can you hand knit with regular yarn?

You can arm knit a blanket with thin yarn, but it requires using multiple strands. The look of the blanket won’t be the same if you use just one strand of thin yarn so you need to make your own bulky yarn. This can be done very easily and with a variety of yarn colors to added effect.

Why is chunky yarn so expensive?

The bulkier your yarn the more expensive they get. If you use chunky yarns, you may need more skeins. This is because most chunky and bulky yarns have short yardage per skein. But if you knit projects like blankets and scarves, you may use more affordable yarns.

How many skeins of yarn do I need for a chunky blanket?

I used 6 skeins total to make my blanket. This is the exact yarn I used. It comes in 13 different color options. You can get creative and make this blanket one color, two or as many as you’d like.

Can you arm knit a rug?

Knit a chunky rug with the linen stitch in an hour or less! Find the pattern on page 98 of my book, Arm Knitting: 30 home and fashion projects for all your no-needle needs. Great as a kitchen mat, bath mat or even a place mat!

How do you weave yarn with your fingers?

Slip the end of a ball of yarn between your thumb and index finger, pinching to anchor the yarn as you knit. Then loop the yarn around your pinkie finger and weave it through your fingers. Loop the yarn around your index finger completely, and weave it toward your pinkie.

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