Adventures in arm knitting

So I stumbled upon this as I was searching for more recycled-fashion ideas and it stopped me in my repurposing tracks…

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A gorgeous, chunky infinity scarf in 30 minutes, using my arms as needles?  Um, yes please!  I taught myself crochet-basics this past spring and have always wanted to learn how to knit.  I figured this was a great way to start!

I watched the awesome tutorial by Simply Maggie and, after a few views and several pauses, had a pretty good rhythm down.  I whipped up this scarf relatively quickly,

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and used this tutorial (and my knowledge of crochet) to make a button cuff.

I am officially hooked on hooking yarn to my arm!  This is super easy, relaxing, fun, and quickly makes pieces that are warm, snuggly, and beautiful!

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The only downside – it snags and pulls more because the knit is so loose.  I had to take apart this scarf yesterday due to several pulls that I couldn’t fix.  I adore this color, so I plan on making another one asap.  I’m going to redo the cuff as well and maybe use suede or leather instead.  This cuff was too bulky with an already bulky scarf.

Now my days and nights are filled with thoughts of yarn, and I’m starting to get the Pinterest-sweats.  The list of arm knitting and crochet projects that I would like to take on are growing faster than I can process.  Everyone is getting homemade gifts for the holidays this year.

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Everyone.  🙂

 

 

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