Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Knit Project: Arm Knit Scarf
Have you ever arm knit a scarf? It is a really satisfying thing to do. It is a really quick project, even if you don't really knit, and you end up with a beautiful, cozy, chunky scarf. I made my first one a few years ago and I still haven't gotten tired of making them.
I've made a bunch for Christmas gifts. I've made them for my two older girls, at the time they were 2 and 4. For them, I just made a really short version, kind of like a snood, that way they just slip it over their head and that's it, their necks are super warm and they don't have to worry about managing a regular scarf.
There are a ton of tutorials online for this. My favorite is here. It is super easy to follow, even if you're a very beginner.
This time, though, I used slightly different yarn than I normally use (normally I use 3 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick). I recently bought 6 skeins of Sidar Folksong Chunky in Tally Tree. I was drawn to this shade because it has beautiful fall colors- though I really like all of the shades in this line of yarn. I didn't have a project in mind when I bought it, I just thought it was beautiful. So, I decided to make an arm knitted scarf with this yarn.
It turn out great! Working with 6 skeins at once was pretty manageable. I only had to stop once to detangle.
And, the scarf turned out really airy and cozy. I can't wait to wear it this fall!