Knitting is something I’ve also thought would be great to know how to do but was never motivated enough to take a class or figure out how to do it. When it comes to DIY projects if something takes a long time or seems too involved I’m immediately turned off. I’m the same with recipes - the fewer ingredients the better and I need clear instructions. LC text me about this 30 minute arm knitting scarf and I immediately perked up. The only materials you need are two skeins of yarn (look at me talking craft...that means two bundles), your own two hands and 30 minutes. Now you’re speaking my language.
What you'll need ||
- 2 skeins of yarn
- Super Bulky #6
- I bought mine at Michaels. They were having a sale but you can use coupons too. I paid $8 for two.
- Your own two hands
- Computer to watch the video tutorial
- 30 Minutes
- Closer to 60 minutes for your first time (lets be honest I had to keep rewinding the video)
For the tutorial you must watch this video, here. I was super motivated to watch the video before I bought the yarn so I would be prepared, however, this did me no good. Don’t waste your time. Go to Michaels buy your yarn and just sit down in front of the video. There’s no way to practice. You have to dive right in!
- Don't give up! I was frustrated at first because I was having trouble with the initial part. Keep re-watching the video and pay special attention to how she's holding the yarn.
- Don't try to watch a show or talk on the phone while attempting this for the first time, you have to pay attention!
- Make sure the yarn is tight on your arm, in the video she leaves hers a little more loose and I don't like the way it looks as much. The looser it is on your arm the bigger your links will be. This is why my scarf looks a little different than what is pictured in the video. It will depend on what type of yarn you use as well.
- Leave yourself an hour for the first go around.