Sunday, January 12, 2014

Link to Love: Arm Knitting

Arm knitting is exactly what it sounds like: knitting with your arms instead of needles, and it's been all over the news lately.  The two largest newspapers to cover the topic were The Wall Street Journal and The Times.  You can click here and here to read those articles.

I think it's really cool that knitting is making the news in general, and I also think it's cool that the whole arm knitting idea is being referred to as a "craze" and a "trend."  The fact that knitting is capable of having trends points to its continuing upswing in popularity among the younger crowds, and I'm all for it.

Arm knitting projects are also showing up on Ravelry these days, which means that this trend is being embraced by the online knitting community, and not just novice knitters who like to browse Pinterest.  (Not that being a newbie is a bad thing; I'm happy that there are more and more new knitters these days and I hope they stick around and become a solid part of the community.)

Of the arm knitting projects on Ravelry, I think that Simply Maggie's Arm Knit Blanket looks the coziest, don't you?

Image via Simply Maggie on Ravelry

Anyway, all this arm knitting buzz has piqued my interest, so I've come up with my own arm knitting project idea and I'm going to start working on it this afternoon.  We'll see how it goes...

Happy knitting (with or without your arms)!


  1. I have no idea how to knit, but this sounds really fun! I'm going to show this to my mom since she loves to knit and is currently knitting while watching Breaking Bad!
    Sincerely, Sara

  2. I tried it with my friend she showed me how but I picked this bulky yarn that was difficult to navigate
    I think I would like to try it again with a different yarn. hope yours turns out well :)

  3. I'm excited to see your arm knitting project. It seems like such a cozy project for a cold winter day! Winter weather makes me want to break out the yarn, and actually using my arms to create seems perfect!


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