All posts filed under: Knitting

Loom Knitting

Loom knitting is really easy and much quicker than regular knitting. I have been arm knitting a lot lately but I decided to use my leftover yarn to try out this loom knitting kit that my mother-in-law bought me a while back. The knit included a rectangular loom, a needle, and a hook plus instructions with illustrations (I appreciate those).  It was so easy to get started and it only took about 5 hours to complete a wide, thick infinity scarf and about 6 to complete a thin, long, triple loop infinity scarf. This loom included instructions for three different methods, single knit, double knit (what I did), and circular knit. The double knit will be nice because unlike some of my arm knit scarves this scarf is much more dense (less space between knits). Below are steps for a double knit scarf. 1. From the ball of yarn, allow a few inches for your tail and wrap or make a slip not around the end peg (on either side of the loom). Then place …

Yarn Review

I have bought every kind of bulky/chunky yarn (some 5 ounce and all the 6 ounce) that I could find (Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael’s)  to arm knit scarves and now I know which one is my favorite and which ones are frustrating to use. With each kind of yarn you get a different looking scarf. In order for the scarves to hang and lay well you have to increase the number of stitches and/or loops depending on the yarn. I gave an overall rating (scale of 1-10, 10 being the best) of each yarn based on price, number of color choices (fair, good, excellent), how the scarf turned out (fair, good, excellent) and my experience using it. Once again, my horse modeled the scarves. Six Ounce Yarn Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky $8/skein  Color selection: fair Scarf: excellent Overall Rating: 6 My mom bought this yarn at Hobby Lobby and was the first kind I used to make a scarf. It is in the color Mushroom. It is good to work with and you can …

Arm Knitting

During the holidays my mom and I started talking about arm knitting (which apparently all the kids are doing these days) and figured out that regular knitting is for the birds. After watching this video DIY Arm Knitting – 30 Minute Infinity Scarf, we learned how to arm knit pretty quickly. We watched a few other videos as well and determined that this girl did the best job of showing the technique. My first scarf took a little more than an hour. The more I did, the faster I got. The first scarf I made, my mom helped and we did two loops and I believe ten or twelve stitches. It is more like a neck blanket which is great for me but may be too much for a southern winter. Here is the first scarf (two loops, ten or twelve stitches) modeled by my horse. Here is scarf number two (one loop, eight stitches). Here is scarf number three (two loops, five stitches). Here is scarf number four (one loop, ten stitches). So far all …