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