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How to Arm Knit a Scarf

You don’t have to know anything about knitting to make a beautiful arm knit scarf! Here is my how to arm knit step by step tutorial. Be sure to check out all the parts below which include pictures and instructional videos.

You’ll find that this is a great gift idea that is quick and easy to make. Once you get started it’ll be hard to stop!

I would love for you to share your scarf pictures on my Facebook page! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram, too!

What You Need:

This scarf is a really quick and easy project. You’ll only need about an hour of time, a little practice, and of course, your two arms. I’ve found the best results in using two strands of bulky yarn at the same time.

Here are a few of the bulky weight yarns I recommend:

You’ll need two skeins of bulky yarn at approximately 100 yards each.

 

How to Arm Knit – Part 1: Make a Slip Knot

Learn how to make a slip knot to get your arm knit scarf started. Make sure to have your two skeins of yarn ready to go.

You can go straight to the How to Arm Knit Part 1 video or click the link below to view all written and visual instructions.

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How to Arm Knit – Part 2: Cast on Row One

Now that you’ve made your slip knot, you’re ready to start row one. This is the foundation row of your arm knit infinity scarf/cowl.

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How to Arm Knit – Part 3: Work Row Two

With row one complete on your right arm, you can now start working row two. You’ll basically be doing the same stitch, just on your left arm instead of the right.

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How to Arm Knit Step by Step: Part 4 – Repeat to Length

Now that you know the basic stitches, you can repeat the entire length. Check out the special instructions and side notes.

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How to Arm Knit Step by Step: Part 5 – Binding Off

You’re almost done. Time to bind off and prepare for connecting the ends so we can turn this thing into an infinity scarf!

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How to Arm Knit Step by Step: Part 6 – Joining the Ends

Time to join the ends together. Once this is done you’ll be happy to enjoy the warmth of your new arm knit scarf or pass it along as a gift! Enjoy!

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