What you guys have all been asking for is finally here–an arm knit blanket tutorial! This arm knit blanket is chunky and over-sized and fabulous in every way! The tutorial is in a video format filmed by Creativebug. I think you are going to love it. Trust me when I say this blanket is as soft and cushy as it appears. It would grace any room and will fit perfectly on your bed, your favorite reading chair or the best tv watching couch in your house. Plus, I get to giveaway three 6-month subscriptions to Creativebug! See the details below.
This blanket is done in garter stitch. In arm knitting, this means you are knitting one direction and purling the other direction. Learning how to purl opens up all sorts of possibilities for things you can make with arm knitting.
In the video, I also provide all sorts of helpful advice, insight and tips on how to make your arm knitting stitches tight so the whole blanket looks lofty and luscious and fresh off the needles, even though it was done uber fast on your arms. I go over common problems and ways to troubleshoot your arm knitting dilemmas. If you want to start off with a slightly easier entry-level project, you can try my arm knit cowl photo tutorial here on my blog or you can buy the handy instant downloadable PDF on Etsy. Or, if you are a video learner, you can take my arm knit cowl video tutorial class on Creativebug.
I’m so excited for you all to learn how to purl. Then, I can’t wait to show you the projects from my book, Knitting Without Needles, which is coming out September 2015. If you want to be kept up to date on all the latest book related details, sign up for my newsletter here. And, if you make the blanket or one of the cowls, make sure to tag #myflaxandtwine on Instagram. I want to see your beautiful projects.
Now, to the best part, I’m also here to give away not one, not two, but THREE 6-month subscriptions to Creativebug. With that, not only will you get my class for free, but you will get all of Creativebug’s crafty, amazing library of tutorials at your fingertips! All you have to do is follow me on Instagram @flaxandtwine, tag two people there and leave me a comment below about where you would put your treasured, new cozy throw. I will announce the winners – three of them! on Friday, so let all your friends know!
WINNER: Congratulations to Melissa Q, Gerry and Kristen – You are my winners! I hope you enjoy your memberships. Go forth and arm knit until you’re buried in cozy piles! xo anne
I think I might be ready to jump in and actually really for real try a project! This blanket is tdf and I’m super pumped to figure it out!!
Jill || Made with Moxie & Pattern Parcel says
This blanket is awesome! I’d put it on my lap and never take it off!
Jen G... says
Love this blanket! Would love to make this!! Thanks!
I’m Following you on IG
Tagged my DD & DIL
This blanket is Perfect for my afternoon nap time in my dressing room
At first I actually pooh-poohed the idea of arm knitting
But you’ r inspired my to give it an honest try
Yessss! I have spent the past week making your arm knit cowl scarves! It has been such a fun new hobby, and I have been hoping you’d come out with an arm knit blanket video soon. Can’t wait to try it!!
What do you mean, where would I put it? AROUND ME OF COURSE 😀 and never take it off!! It looks so beautiful! Although I think my sister would love it for her coming baby, so giving it to her would probably be nicer than keeping it all to myself 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! It’s awesome!
Kristen Simar says
Hi! I left a comment yesterday using my instagram “handle,” but I don’t see it. Trying again w/ my real name. Anyhoo-
I would LOVE to learn to make this blanket so I can drape it over the back of our couch when we finally move into our new home. I would keep it far away from my sweet-but-smelly dog and his shedding. This blanket is beautiful, and I hope to make one of my own. : )
(on instagram at “home_schooling”)
Tiffany @ Hanson Handmade says
I’ve only ever crocheted so I’m looking forward to learning something new this year. This blanket would be perfect anywhere in my house as long as it’s keeping me warm! Just got two feet of snow!
Jade @ Jonesin For Taste says
This is so beautiful! I love the white and how elegant it looks with being all big an chunky. I tagged some friends on Instagram!
Roberta Fahrni says
My friend tagged me on your Instagram so I started following you and now your blog site. I was actually looking for an arm knit tutorial so this came at the perfect time – thanks! Can’t wait to try!
Love your blanket, looking forward to seeing class,
Melissa Q. says
You make me feel like I could actually knit! I want to learn how to make this so bad. I would absolutely put this on our comfy living room reading chair and then I might actually finish my book!
Karen Peacock says
I’ve been wanting to join Creativebug. Just waiting for the right time…maybe this is it! I would put the luscious arm knit throw in my family room!
What a gorgeous blanket and awesome giveaway! I would put it on my couch since the baby claimed my other knit throw as his own!
I love arm knitting thanks to you. : )
Can wait to make a blanket now.
I follow u on Instagram
Thanks for all the great inspiration.
Your welcome! Thanks for participating!
Jess Abbott says
This is just lovely Anne – truly lovely.
Thank you so much Jess! This means so much coming from you! xo anne
I’m a WINNER‼️‼️
Anne, thank you for giving us a chance to win.
I’ve redeemed by Creative Bug subscription
And have watched your great video through the part where you show how to put our work on and off a ‘stitch’ holder.
Must find a good source for appropriate yarn then I’ll be on my way.
Am excited to get started
Hugs ‘n Smiles
Super Yay, Gerry. You’ve brought me so much joy with all your enthusiasm! I hope you adore your new blanket. Make sure you post a photo of it on Instagram with the tag #myflaxandtwine 😉
Anne, I picked up some super bulky at a box store just to get started.
My stitches are much looser than I’d like so
have frogged a couple of times in order to get some practice in
before I go big time for a snapshot worthy blanket.
Your instructive video is great!
Once I get going it does seem intuitive
since I am an avid knitter, perhaps that helps.
However, my arms are the biggest needle I’ve ever used!! LOL LOL LOL
hugs ‘n smiles
Ashley B says
Is this knit in stockinette stitch? Isn’t garter stitch when you knit back and forth (for right and wrong sides)? Not that it matters really. It’s a beautiful blanket! I love arm knitting.
Hi Ashely, its different in arm knitting. You’re correct that inn traditional knitting, garter stitch is when you knit back and forth for right and wrong sides. To do this for arm knitting, because you don’t turn the work around, you need to knit 1 row, purl 1 row to get the same effect.
I’m so glad someone asked this (and you replied!) because I was thinking the same exact thing. I’m new to knitting so I knew I had to be missing something 🙂
What kind of yarn did you use? Please and thank you.
HI Lindsay, The yarn is Cascade Magnum. I used three skeins at a time.
I cannot connect to the blanket tutorial
The arm knitting blanket
Hi Patti, Here’s the link: http://www.creativebug.com/workshops/arm-knit-a-throw-blanket
It is a video tutorial that I filmed with Creativebug, so you can find it there! Enjoy!!
Ariel Smith says
One day I would love to put this in my library in my future home, surrounded by books cuddled in a big comfy chair. For now though, I’ll put it in my room to wrap up in while I’m reading and drinking my tea! I’ve already arm knitted a scarf and I can’t wait to expand my new found skills on all these new innovative ideas!
Hi Ariel, Thanks for your note. I’m so excited for you to create your big comfy blanket! xo
Hello, I’m wanting to try this arm knit blanket because it is GORGEOUS! If it works out I want to do them as christmas gifts!!! I was wondering about how much it is to make? Is there an off brand yarn you would recommend that would make it more affordable?
What a great and loving idea! Yes, you can start with something less expensive. I would look for Loops N Threads Cozy Wool Super Bulky at your local craft store, such as Michael’s. Or, try Lion Brand Thick n Quick Super Bulky.