My book designer, Karina, discovered a new way of knitting at her last craft party. If you haven’t heard of this latest craze, it’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s fast … necessarily so, since you’re all tied up … literally … in yarn, using your arms instead of needles. And as you can imagine, there are a number of reasons why you can’t be tied up for too long.
Because of the size of the stitches your “needles” produce, you can make an infinity scarf in about a half hour, even if you’re a beginner.
Find a step-by-step written tutorial with photos for the scarf pictured above at a wonderful blog called Flax & Twine: A Happy Handmade Life.
Or knit a blanket in just 45 minutes with a great video tutorial from SimplyMaggie.com.
Note: For 20% off Lion Brand Quickie Arm Knitting Yarn, enter MARYJANES20 in the coupon code box during checkout for yarns at: http://www.yarncanada.ca/categories/lion-brand/shop-by-product-line/quickie-yarn.html
Wow, this is kinda cool! It actually looks more complicated to me than using needles. The one drawback I see is if you needed to stop, how would you get untangled without dropping stitches and getting really messed up? That is a huge problem I always get into with needles. Or maybe I just make too many mistakes. I could see me getting all knitted into the the project!!
Hahaha! Well, I can’t even put the sink sprayer back into is post without spraying myself, I can’t imagine what kind of tangle I will get into trying this ~ but I’m game! What a fun activity that would be for an afternoon gathering of friends.
Your sink sprayer image made me laugh out loud:)
🙂 And it made this not so spry lady jump back pretty far!
I feel like that with garden hoses. Total clutz, http://www.raisingjane.org/journal/252#more-252
I just clicked on your link about the water hose, Mary Jane! That made me laugh!!! I’m glad I’m not the only one! Merry Christmas!