Why not keep warm this winter with your own homemade, arm-knit cowl? Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create a winter fashion staple. Made with a luxurious roving-like yarn, this delightful accessory will keep the compliments rolling in – and the chill away.
Difficulty level: Easy
Time to make: 20 minutes
Finished size: 71 x 31 cm (28 x 12 inches)
Materials: 38m (42 yards) of super bulky yarn, with 2 strands held together
Gauge: 2 stitches and 1 row equals 10cm (4 inches)
This project was made with 2 balls of Loops & Threads Biggie in Dark Gray, 19m (21 yards).
1. Cast on 6 stitches
2. Arm knit until the piece measures 71cm (28 inches) long. Keeping the stitches tight as you arm knit will give this cowl more durability.
3. Bind off all the stitches, leaving an 46-centimetre-long (18 inch) tail.
4. Place the piece on your work surface wrong side up and then seam the edges by using a whip stitch. Placing the piece on a flat table to seam it will result in a neater and less bulky seam because you can more easily line up the stitches.
5. Weave in all the ends.
Voila! You've arm knit yourself a fashionable winter warmer.
Arm Knitting features 30 step-by-step projects for head-to-toe wearables, accessories including bags and baskets, and items for the home. Every project is needle-free, and, though you can create the same stitches and use many of the same techniques as regular knitting, big stitches and chunky yarns allow for much more rapid results.