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

You don’t have to know anything about knitting to make a beautiful arm knit scarf! Here is part one of this how to arm knit step by step tutorial. Be sure to check out all the pictures and watch the instruction video tutorial.

The instructions for Part 1 – How to Make a Slip Knot are below or you can jump all the way to the bottom to watch the video.

You can see the other parts these step-by-step arm knitting instructions here:

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.

Arm Knit Infinity Scarf Cowl Measurements

The infinity scarf/cowl is the best project to start when learning how to arm knit.

Your finished scarf/cowl will measure approximately 60″ long (before joining) and 12″ wide.

how to arm knit step by step part 1 make a slip knot

How to Arm Knit Instructions: Part 1

Step 1: With two strands of Yarn, pull out about 4′ of yarn (this is your “tail”).

how to arm knit step by step part 1 how to make a slip knot

Step 2: To begin making a slip knot, form a circle with the yarn.

Step 3: Grab the strand closest to the skein (the working yarn) and pull it up through the bottom of the circle to form a loop.

Step 4: Slip your right arm through the loop. Not too tight though. It needs to slide easily on your arm.


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