Arm Knitting How-To Photo Tutorial // Part 2: Knitting

I take it as a great sign that you’re here! You’ve made it through casting on and you’re ready to knit! This is where it really starts to get fun!  I’ve provided lots of detailed photographs to make it super easy to follow and learn. You’ll be arm knitting before you know it!

You’ve reached Part 2: Knitting of a four part arm knitting tutorial.

If you are just beginning your arm knitting adventure, start at:
Part 1:     Casting On Arm Knitting.

Or, you may be ready for these parts:
Part 3:      Binding Off Arm Knitting
Part 4:      Finishing Arm Knitting
If you want to have a portable copy, you can purchase the instant download PDF of complete instructions here. Or, if you are interested in buying a kit of luxurious 100% wool yarn with the directions, go here.

In arm knitting, you knit all the stitches from your right arm onto your left, and then from your left arm back to your right.  Each time you move the stitches from one arm to another, knitting as you go, you make a new row.

Let’s dive in:
You need to have cast on stitches on to your right arm. See here for how. Then, you start with Row 1, 1st stitch.

 Row 1, 1st stitch:

// Pick up the working yarn (remember the working yarn goes to your skeins of yarn) and place it over your thumb on your right hand. (You won’t be using the tail, or cut end, any more.)
// Close your fist over the working yarn.
// Holding on to the working yarn in your fist, pull the first stitch from your right arm over your fist.

// You are effectively pulling the working yarn through the old stitch  to make a new stitch to place on your left arm.
// After the old stitch is over your fist, drop it. Take the new stitch in your right fist,  turn the loop a 1/2 turn and place it on your left hand/arm.
// You want the part of the loop that is in front of your hand (this is called the front leg of the stitch) to be the part that goes to the working yarn.

Row 1, 2nd stitch: this stitch is no different, but sometimes it helps to see it 2x.

// Repeat stitch process until you get to the end of the row, as in the far right photo above.

Row 2, from the left arm to the right:

Once all the stitches are on your left arm, working on row 2 is no different than row 1, you are just knitting in the other direction, from your left arm to your right.
// Place working yarn over thumb on left hand, close your fist.
// With right hand, pull first stitch from left arm up and over left fist.
// Drop the stitch in your right hand, keeping hold of the loop in your left hand.

// Turn stitch so working yarn is towards you.

// Put loop on right hand.
// You’re ready for the next stitch.

Here is the second stitch going from the left to the right, same as the first:

// Repeat the stitch process until you get to the end of the row.
// Continue knitting from your right arm to your left, and then from your left arm to your right, until you get to desired length.
 // End with all of the stitches on your left arm. Make sure you leave enough yarn (at least 4 yards  for the cowl) to bind off and complete any necessary seaming.

Yay!! Congratulations. You’re thorough the bulk of it, literally! You’re almost to this cowl below!  Next,
Part 3:  Binding Off
Part 4:  Finishing

Just imagine the lovely cozy warmth of this as you trot around town! Okay, usually I schlump and schlep around town, but you know what I mean! It’s like a soft, fluffy hug all day long!

  1. rose

    Hi, love your tutorial , best one ive found for detail, im having trouble keeping the stitches neaat on my left arm say, I cant see to tighten them up, any ideas? Imade a lovely attempt yesterday, didnt know how to bind off, pulled wrong yarn and now I have a hole for my head 🙂 hence why im pleased to have found your site. Thanks

    • Hi Rose,
      Yay! I’m so glad that you are getting a lot out of it. First, I think the best way to keep it tight is to make sure you are grabbing the working yarn close to your arm to begin with. This will instill the practice of keeping it on the tighter side. additionally, after each stitch on to your left arm, you can manually tighten the stitches against your arm. You can do this starting back at the beginning of the row and moving toward the working yarn from the left to the right. Some of this will naturally tighten up as you can used to the movements. Good luck and have fun!

  2. Ashlyn

    This is an amazing tutorial, I love the clear, detailed pictures – they really helped a lot!

  3. Laura

    Geniaaaaaaaaaaaal !!! estupenda bufanda!
    Gracias por enseñarme!!!

  4. Julie

    Help! Hi Anne, I agree with one of the comments I read that you have by far the best tutorial on the ‘net that I have seen. Everything I am doing looks like the picture except I must be doing one thing majorerlly wrong, because with every stitch I transfer to the left arm I am somehow gaining more and more lose yarn between my arms! The stitches I am “dropping” look right, I can see the scarf forming, and at first my arms were pretty close together. The stitches were getting too tight, so I unraveled it all and started over with a little looser stitches. But now with every stitch, the gap between my arms (and the yarn hanging between my arms) is getting bigger/longer. I don’t have a clue what I am doing wrong or what I changed from my first attempt to now! Please help! Thanks much, Juls

    • Hi Julie!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to write a comment. I’ll try to help, though it’s difficult to see exactly what’s happening without being there. My guess is that you are either 1) you are continually pulling your arms far enough apart that the working yarn is drooping from stitch to stitch. The fix for this is to make sure you are grabbing the working yarn close to the stitch you just made and not making your next stitch use too much yarn. 2) You many have dropped a stitch, in which case the yarn between stitches will get really, really droopy from loosing an entire stitch. You can fix a dropped stitch, but sometimes it’s just easier and faster to start again. Does this make sense? Write back again if you have any questions.

      • Julie

        Hi Anne,
        Thank you for getting back to me. I did unravel it again to start over. I think what you said makes sense. I primarily do loom knitting, but was intrigued by the arm knitting when I first heard about it a year ago…your tutorial brought me so much closer than any of the videos or instructions I tried before! Unfortunately I have since caught a cold with sneezing so have to wait before my next attempt! 🙂 I will try grabbing the working yarn closer. Thanks again for your help! Julie

      • Susan

        Thank you Julie and FlaxandTwine,
        Julie thank you so much for posting your question as I was having the same problem. FlaxandTwine I think your amazing . I think I was having both these problems. I thank you because in alot of tutorials they hold there arms spread far, so with your advice I’m going to hold my arms a little closer and then I would have less likely to drop a stitch. Practice makes perfect….Thank you

        • Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to write. I’m glad you like the tutorial! I hope my advice will be helpful to you!

    • Allie

      Yep, I’m having the same problem. The pattern I’m using calls for 12 stitches cast on. By the time I finish the row I have almost 3′ of yarn between my left and right hands! In addition to several knots because this droop keeps getting caught. I’m grabbing the working yarn as closely as I can to the wrist with the stitches, however I cannot tighten the stitch by pulling the working yarn, the only way that the stitches will tighten is if I pull the wrist with the stitches on, which is where the gap is coming from. I’ve read this over and over and over and over and no matter what I try to change – looping a different direction, holding the working yarn differently – no dice. I’ve been working at this for 4 hours to make an infinity scarf that’s supposed to be COMPLETED in 30 minutes and I haven’t even completed one single row. I’m sure this would be easier to fix if I knew how to knit regularly and I could just copy that technique to my arms, but I was terrible at that too. After 2 years of “learning” I couldn’t get more than 1 or 2 rows. Arm knitting LOOKS easier, but no dice for me even though this is head and shoulders above any other tutorial I’ve seen I’m just not getting it.

      • oh dear, Allie. I am so sorry to hear your frustration. The biggest piece of advice I would give you then is to not pull your hands apart. As you knit, in addition to grabbing the yarn close to your hand, don’t let your hands move apart much. Additionally, continue to tighten the stitches by pulling them as they come from the back of your arm. Move the loose parts into your working yarn length. I hope this helps! Don’t give up!!

        • Allie

          It helps a little, the part that I had trouble with was HAVING to move my arms apart. I tried to tighten from the working yarn end and it wouldn’t budge. The only way to tighten the stitch is to pull the part between my hands. I think I’m just going to have to keep working at it. At least I started early for Christmas – it might take me that long to get this down pat!

          • Allie,
            I’m so glad you’re continuing to try! I love folks with such determination. Keep going. you can’t just pull the working yarn as that will tighten only the last stitch. If you want to tighten all the stitches, work from the last stitch away from your hand and work moving the loose yarn towards your hand and towards the working yarn. If you pull the part between your hands, that will tighten or loosen the row below the one you are working on (if I’m imagining what you are saying correctly.). If you want, you can send me a photo of your arm knitting on your arms and I’ll try to give you pointers based on what I see. You can send that to flaxandtwine at gmail. Thanks for your patience!

          • ElleNYC

            I am having the same problem. I watched your online video tutorial and read this post several times. I have tried starting this project over and over and over again, and every time the same result, I end up with something that looks like a fishing net, nothing like the nice tight stitches that you have. I have tried keeping the working yarn close to my arm, but in order to get the loops over my hand, I have to move my hands apart and then my loops become huge, and I don’t have any luck tightening them. I am about to give up, I just don’t know exactly what I am doing wrong. I appear to be doing the same thing you are doing, but it must not be quite right. I really don’t like the loose effect I am getting.

          • Hi Elle, What online video did you watch? My online video is only available at Creativebug ( You can watch it for free. If you are watching a YouTube video, it is not mine. A lot of the information you’re asking about is contained in that video on Creativebug. One important aspect of making your stitches look full is to use thick enough yarn to start with. I like to use three strands of a super bulky yarn that has a tension gauge of 2.75 stitches to an inch or lower. The bigger the number of stitches to an inch, the lighter the weight of the yarn. The smaller the number of stitches to an inch, the heavier the yarn. I think 2 to 2.25 stitches per inch is the ideal yarn weight. Some of keeping tight stitches is grabbing the working yarn close to your arm and keeping your hands close together. But,if this isn’t enough, to tighten the stitches you’ve already made, pull from the back of the stitches beginning with the stitches farthest away from your hand, stitch by stitch, pull the excess working yarn toward your hand. I review this process in the video on Creativebug in detail if you want to watch that. It’s free! If you want, send me a photo to flaxandtwine (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll try to look at your work and see if I can tell what the main issue is.

  5. kelly

    Hi Anne,
    Thanks for the great tutorial, but I have to admit I’m stumped…3rd night in a row Ive attempted this, and third failure. Not sure where my problem is, but I have zero knitting experience and the switch to the left is a complete mess for me. I don’t understand: “// After the old stitch is over your fist, drop it. Take the new stitch in your right fist, turn the loop a 1/2 turn and place it on your left hand/arm.
    // You want the part of the loop that is in front of your hand (this is called the front leg of the stitch) to be the part that goes to the working yarn.”
    Im not sure where I’m putting the 1/2 turn or which direction, and the last sentence doesn’t make any sense to me either.
    Any help is appreciated.

    • Hi Kelly, You can get it! I love your perseverance!! Are you casting on okay? if you are already to the 1st row, you’re through the hardest part! when you pull that first stitch over your fist, let go of it. Now, you should just have the working yarn in your fist. Forget about the half turn. Keep that working yarn in your fist and try to just sneak your left hand underneath your thumb and through the loop that your fist is holding. Once it is on your left hand, let go of the working yarn with your right. You should have a full stitch on your left hand now. Then you repeat! IF this is still a problem, feel free to send me a photo of where you’re getting stuck and I should be able to help. flaxandtwine at gmail. Lots of love from me!!

  6. Nicole

    This tutorial is awesome and has been so helpful. After a couple failed attempts I finally got the hang of it, but once I was finished I noticed that the sides of each row had bigger stitches/loops. I tried to pull every stitch equally tight and the middle ones all look normal/the same but the sides look more scraggly. I don’t totally know how to describe what I mean, but if you understand and have any tips, I would appreciate it! Thanks!

    • Hi Nicole, I’m so glad you like it so much! You’ll see that your piece will get neater each subsequent time. It is normal for the edges to have one row of tight stitches and one row of looser stitches. This results from not turning the knit fabric- you can’t when its on your arms! If these edge stitches are really loose for you, pay attention at the edges when you are knitting and go back the other way that you are keeping your stitches snug at that turn. Also, you can adjust the stitches by hand, but at the edges, sometimes your adjustments can go the opposite direction from what you think. As you practice, you can move this larger stitch length into the smaller stitch length and even out the edges if desired. I hope this helps! I’ll try to do a tutorial on this soon!

  7. Deborah Stockwell

    How many skeins of yarn would you suggest for arm knitting a blanket? I have size six (super bulky) yarn. Thanks! 🙂

    • What’s the yardage Deborah. The last throw I did used 720 yards total, holding three strands at a time. . . . So excited for your blanket!

      • Deborah

        The yardage is 106 per skein. Is there a way to add skeins in if I want to make it longer?

        • Hi Deborah! yes, you can add another set of skeins by ending at the end of a row and starting the next row with a new set of skeins. Then knot those two ends for now. At the end of the project, go back and weave the ends in. Alternatively, you can do a sliding knot to join individual strands to the next skein as you come to the end. Then trim the ends of the knot. You will have three small knots at various places in your blanket, but they will be fairly hidden and you won’t have the bulk of weaving in a bunch of ends. You can see how to do a sliding knot (good way to join two lengths of yarn of the same size) at the end of this tutorial of mine:

  8. Abigail

    Hey, this is probably a stupid question, but as I knit, I end up with a whole lot more stitches than I want. I started with eight, and as I type this with stitches on my arm, I have twenty two.. am I doing something wrong, or is this supposed to happen? Thanks~!

    • Hi Abby, Hmmm. you definitely should not be growing the number of stitches. My guess is that you are somehow bringing the working yarn over your arm to do the stitch, thereby adding an additional stitch every time you do a regular stitch. Or, you are putting both the old stitch and the new stitch on to your arm each time. When you make a stitch, make sure you drop the loop that used to be on your arm and only put the new loop you’ve made with the working yarn on to your arm where the new stitches are ending up. If you continue to have problems, try looking at my video on Creative Bug or try sending me a photo at flaxandtwine at gmail . . .good luck! Keep at it!!

      • Abigail

        Ah, I figured out what I did! When you make a stitch, it makes the loop on your arm, yes? Where the thread(s) doubled up? I was separating the threads instead of taking the single stitch I was supposed to.

        • Yes! That’s it. That makes so much sense. I’m so glad you took the time to write back with what was going on. This is so helpful to me to know. Yes, if you are knitting with three strands, then you need to treat each set of three strands as one stitch! good work!

  9. Daisy

    Whenever I do this (I’ve done it like 5 times), I cannot seem to get the yarn to stay tight. I gave up fighting it and now make really awesome loose scarfs. But this time about halfway through, I accidentally somehow dropped one of the loops and went from 10 rows to nine. It all worked out though 🙂

    • Hi Daisy! Thanks so much for your comment. A lot of making the yarn tight is practice over time. But, I’m so glad you’ve embraced what you’ve been making! If you drop a stitch, it will definitely make everything a lot looser! Happy arm knitting!

  10. Liz Heller

    Thank you!! I’d just about given up on arm knitting when I ran into this page. The still shots and descriptions are so much easier for me to follow than the videos. With them, I couldn’t even cast on! Now, I’ve managed to get a few feet into the pattern and I feel confident that I can make it the whole way through a scarf.

    • Great Liz! I’m so glad you found the tutorial and that it was helpful for you! Congratulations and stay cozy and warm.

  11. michelle


    I am stuck.

    Everytime I am bringing the very first set of stitches from my right arm to my left – everything is going okay until the very last stitch to move to the left arm.

    The first stitch you make the slipknot for, whenever I attempt to bring that stitch over to the left arm – it doesn’t close up like the rest! I bring it over my hand, with the working yarn, turn 1/2 and bring over and all of the sudden I have so much spare yarn and no stitch!
    Any ideas? All the rest of the stitches are right, what is happening?

    • when you bring the slip knot cast on stitch over to your left arm, make sure you are pulling the working yarn through it to make a new stitch. The slip knot will become part of the first row and will tighten up later . . . Does this help?

      • Michelle

        sadly it does not >_< i am doing the same thing as I do with the other stitches, I make the slip knotted stitch go over my hand that is holding the working knot, twist it and pull it over just like every other time – but it doesnt knot like all the other stitches … it just hangs there and is really loose, actually, it doesnt even make a knot it is just kinda of, hooped? It's hard to explain. lol

        I know I am supposed to keep the slack between the hands as tight as possible ( i am having a hard time with that as well, but I can work on that) and I don't think that factors into the problem here – i have read many people having this issue so I hope you can help


        • Michelle

          *** ^

          by working knot, I meant “working string”

          I hold the working string in my right hand, and with the last slip knot stitch I pull it over and make sure the working string is inside and through the slip knot stitch and then I turn it 1/2 and pull it over my left hand – but all that does is make the stitch saggy and it doesnt knot like the rest, it just is kind of hooped on…. like two circles linked

          • Michelle, If its only that first slip knot stitch, it will tighten when you loosen your cast on edge at the end of the project. Basically the cast on stitches are tighter than how the rest of the stitches flow. when you loosen this at the end that,slip knot can tighten down. You basically are moving the slack from that slip knot back into the stitches that came after it. The size of it will also be less noticeable after your seam up your project as well. If you can, send me a photo and I’ll take a look. Send it to flaxandtwine (at) gmail (dot) com.

        • michelle, is it just that first cast on stitch or the last stitch on every row?

  12. kristina

    HELP! I am an intermediate crocheter but have never knit. Well, I loom knit but that’s cheating. I really thought arm knitting would be a snap. I have figured out how to cast on but when I try to move the loops to my other hand for the second row, they are VERY tight. Some I can work off, but others I can’t even get off so I take it all apart and start over. This is my third attempt in an hour. I am only using one strand of bulky yarn because I read that two weren’t really necessary. Can you tell me what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!

    • Hi! I’m so glad you have asked. First, I think its better to use 3 strands actually. Sometimes people cast on really tight. If your cast on stitches are too tight, the best thing is to practice not tightening them too much as you cast them on (ie. don’t pull apart the tail and the working yarn so far that the stitch cranks down too tight on your wrist). Also, after your first cast on row, it will loosen up as you go. You can also loosen up tight cast on stitches later. I have a very detailed instructional video on Creativebug ( for free if you want to watch that and see if it might help!

  13. Leigha

    I have mastered this whole process and completed a scarf (besides attempting to make it into an infinity scarf) but I’m having one problem. My very beginning row of stitches is huge compared to the rest. Probably two to three times the size of the rest of the row’s stitches (which are all uniform). Does this make sense? Any ideas why this is happening?

    • Hi Leigha,
      Do you mean your first row of stitches or do you mean your first stitch or two each row? Please clarify and then I’ll respond . . Thanks!

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  15. antonia

    geniale.. complimenti

  16. Elly

    THANK YOU!!!! I, that is all ♡♡♡

  17. RobynVT

    I am a novice knitter. I made the arm-knit cowl easily enough this evening. Even though it looks just fine I think I was doing one thing wrong. My working yarn was in front of my piece the whole time. When I needle knit the working yarn comes from behind my project. Does this make sense? Should I move my working yarn to the back? Still rotating each stitch with working yarn towards the front but yarn balls behind my project. Thank you! I loved this project and am planning on making more tomorrow when we are forecast to get 16″ of snow!

    • Robyn, you’ve got it, just move your working yarn to behind the piece while you do the arm knitting. Although, you’re right, the working yarn should be in front of your arm with each stitch. Does this make sense? I’m so glad you are enjoying it!

      • Robynvt

        Yes, thank you! After looking at my work I think I was just doing a Purl stitch by having the yarn in the front. I have since made two more the “right” way and am about to start another. This is a great tutorial that I have shared with a few others.

  18. Ashley

    Hi! I love the look of your scarves they are gorgeous! I boughtnypur etsy pattern (obviously before finding this free one 😉 ) and I have made many arm knit infinity scarves and cowls over the years but I don’t understand how your stitches stay so tight. Could it be because I am heavier and my wrists/forearms are larger than yours? Do you have an email address that I can send some pictures of my work to? I have read through All the comments and all the suggestions u gave is information I already apply to my technique. Hoping you can help! I want the tight look not the droopy look!!! I sent you my email 🙂 Thanks!!

    <3 Ashley

    • Hi Ashley, Thanks so much for writing. Yes, I sell the PDF because people complained about flipping from post to post and not being able to print it easily. I am happy to take a look at your photos. Send them to flaxandtwine (at) gmail (dot) com. We’ll get your stitches looking tight!

  19. Kendra

    Hi! Thank you so much for this tutorial, I love it! I’ve never had success with knitting, it’s too slow and I get too bored. Arm knitting, however, is perfect for me! I followed your tutorial to make my first scarf, and while the stitches are a little loose, it turned out great. Sadly, my second and third attempts went downhill. I can’t get my stitches any tighter and now I’m having trouble with the edge stitches being too tight, too loose, too tight, etc. I read all the comments above and tried to watch your video tutorial. When I go to it, I can’t watch it! Do I have to start a trial at the site to be able to watch it? I am so determined to figure this out so I can make many more scarves!
    Thank you so much!

    • Hi Kendra! Thanks so much for writing! It is so much fun, isn’t it!? Hmm. I think the cowl arm knitting tutorial is free. You may have to start a trial. You can definitely do it. The biggest part about it staying tight is keeping your hands close together as you knit. If you are pulling them wide apart it pulls the working yarn wide which makes the overall fabric really loose. Try to keep you hands close together and grab that working yarn close to the new stitches you just made so that you’re limiting the amount of working yarn you pull through each stitch. If you want, send me a photo to flaxandtwine at gmail dot com and i’ll see if I can see anything that way! Keep at it!!

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  21. Anne

    Didnt’ work for me. I had a spontaneous burst of claustrophobia and had to cut myself loose.

    • Hi Anne, I’m so sorry it was frustrating for you. Sometimes, people feel this way in the beginning because its challenging to learn and your hands are tied together. If you keep going, you can get over that hump. It gets looser on your arms and easier to do. Try again some time!

  22. lauren


    I followed your video which was great, I just can’t figure out how I ended up with a ton more stitches than I started with considering I am only moving them wrist to wrist and following the instructions to a tee. I was trying to make an infinity scarf and it ended up being an odd shape and a lot wider than I intended. Thanks!

    • Hi! Thanks so much for watching and commenting. The last time I had this problem with a student, it was because she was treating each strand of yarn over her arm as a stitch as opposed to keeping three strands together as one stitch. If you are arm knitting with three strands, each stitch should be made up of three total loops of yarn. Does this help? If not, sending a photo to flaxandtwine at gmail dot com might clarify the matter for me! I’m glad you contacted me!!

  23. Dana

    Good morning. Love your tutorial. Do seem to be having a problem. No matter how close to my arm I keep my yarn, my stitches look so much bigger than you finished work. What am I doing wrong. Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Dana,Thanks so much! Well, the first thing I would ask is do you pull your arms apart when you’re actually making the stitch? Sometimes you can grab the working yarn close to your hand and then pull your arms apart from each other as you are making the stitch or as you go to get the working yarn for the next stitch. Try to not only grab the working yarn close to your last stitch, but also keep your hands/wrists/arms close together as you pull the new stitch. Another trick, you can always manually tighten by starting at the second from the beginning stitch on your arm (close to your elbow) and pull the working yarn snug against your arm. Pull on the leg of the stitch that comes from behind your arm. Continue to tighten each stitch against your arm moving the excess yarn towards the working yarn at your hand. Does this help??

      • Dana

        Will give that a try and let you know. Thank you for the helpful tip. This is so much fun.

  24. Dana

    OM goodness. I think I have it. YEAH!!!! I was putting the yarn incorrectly over my thumb and did not have the lead yard correct. It’s looking just like your now.

    • Dana, That’s great news! I’m so glad you figured it out!! Anne

  25. Kelly

    I don’t see instructions for adding stitches in the tutorial. I am doing fine with casting on and knitting but how do I add stitches to my rows?

    • Hi Kelly, Thanks so much for your comment! There aren’t instructions in this tutorial for adding stitches. If you want a photographic tutorial for increasing stitches in arm knitting, you can find it in my arm knit bunny pattern, which you will find in my shop: or in my book Knitting Without Needles (

  26. Pamela

    Sincerely Thanking You 4 Your Wonderfull Craft Arm Knitting Techniques …Awesome …

  27. Crazy

    So I have tried several times since looking up how-to’s to make a chunky blanket. Every time I try, however, I end up with the same problem. I have too much loose yarn in between my arms (and I am grabbing the working end very close to my last stitch). Also, I only ever get as far as the first row being done. when I transfer my slip knot loop over to my left hand it won’t tighten up. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong (hence this comment). If you have any pointers I would be incredibly grateful!!!

    • HI Carissa,
      I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. Your slip knot loop shouldn’t transfer, you should be pulling new working yarn through the slip knot. If the slip knot is the size of your arm, it shouldn’t be too big. Here is a link of mine on six ways to get arm knitting tighter. I hope it helps you!!

      • Crazy

        I’ve got it!!!!! Thank you so much! I just completed row 2. I’m so excited! This is a great way to pass the time during my free time at work!!

        • OH Yay!!!! I’m so so glad! Have fun!

  28. Christina

    My last stitch going from right to left arm never seems to look right. It always looks too loose. What can or should I be doing differently.

    • Hi Christina,
      A lot of people worry about this. This happens because you are reversing directions and going back the way you came. So on one direction, your outside stitch can pull all the extra length from the stitch below it. You can adjust this manually after you’re done arm knitting pulling the extra length into the tight stitch. Or, try keeping your stitches a consistent tension by not cranking down too hard on the edges. The other thing is that the edges round in or get seamed in in a lot of projects. If you’re still wondering about it, send me a photo to flaxandtwine at gmail and I’ll take a closer look! I hope this helps!

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