Friday, April 4, 2014

Arm Knitting

Brooke rec'd the green mix
My Minnesota friend, Leanne, told me about arm knitting this winter.  So I googled a tutorial video, got some yarn, and did a couple of chunky cowl in less than an hour. Fun, quick, inexpensive gift that can be done in practically no time at all.

I tried it with bulky and super bulky.  It takes 2 skeins and I chose 2 different colors.  I'm sure a 3rd skein/color would look great, too.

Nice and long - acrylic
no needles needed
Once you get started, your arms will be occupied til it's finished.  It only takes about 30 min or less for each cowl.
the cowl can be doubled or tripled up
alpaca/acrylic mix in bulky

 Marlyse is rocking this one!

Her granddaughters, Whitney and Rayleigh will try to make some soon

August 2016:  Taught my fellow volunteers at DC Booth Fish Hatchery to make a cowl!  What fun it was to watch their faces as we got started!  They did a great job with them.  Well, most did a great job. One of the funniest parts of the evening was when Julie showed up with her laundry basket.  She had asked her hubs, Ron, what we said this morning about crafts in the volunteer mtg she had to miss.  He said "they said to bring a laundry basket".  But because she doesn't always read her emails, she missed the part about bringing yarn.  So she showed up with her basket, but no yarn to knit with. LOL!! But she watched, learned, and helped!

Julie making Rocky feel welcome
Marie and Jan got the hang of it

trial and error really didn't take too long

Alice and Cheryl tried really hard to help Ms. Jerri

every now and then Jerri could make it work.....

Cheryl's is looking good

Jerri's 4th try

Marie's finished product -- she used 2 skeins of bulky

Cheryl used one skein of bulky and one skein of homespun


I used 2 skeins of Wool-Ease super bulky

And with what was left over, I made 2 skinnier cowls

Jan and I had a "redo" a few days later

she had a beautiful combo of 2 skeins of super bulky Wool-Ease

September 2016:  One of the "cya later" gifts I gave April on our last day at the hatchery below:

Isn't she beautiful?

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