I made an arm-knitted infinity scarf for my friend for her birthday. Vince's daughter showed me a YouTube video of arm-knitting and I was like, "Huh? I need to try that!"
The tutorial I like is this one: Vicki Howell
You need at least 2 skeins of bulky or super bulky yarn. You can also use multiple strands (about 4) of worsted weight yarn.
In my project I used 2 skeins of Vicki Howell's Sheepish Stripes in Punk(ish) and 1 skein of Red Heart Boutique Sashay in Boogie.
As you can see, I have a purple theme going on here. I bought the Sheepish yarn but I had the Sashay in my stash. The Sashay you are supposed to make this ruffle scarf with, but I never got around to it. This project is perfect for it.
Basically, with arm-knitting you are using your arms as the knitting needles. This creates a very large gauge knitted item. The concept is the same as knitting, really! I had to watch the video a few times and practice the cast-on and did a few rows, then I took it out and started "for-real."
I am in the midst of doing it above. See how large the gauge is?! It's huge!
Above is the knit side. Below is the purl side.
The green you see in there is the Sheepish self-striping yarn. It has the purple and green in there. Love it!
Here it is finished.
You can also double it.
And, of course, me wearing it (got to try it out before you give it away!
I'm also knitting these for Relay for Life (in addition to the Coffee Cup Cozies). I will post more about it in my next post. Clearly, everyone will want one! :-)