What kind of yarn do you use to arm knit a blanket?
What is arm knitting? For those new to the arm knitting process, you’re literally using your arms instead of needles to knit projects such as blankets, pillows, scarves and more. This works best when using the super chunky yarn that can be found in merino wool, as vegan yarn that mimics wool and acrylic yarn.
How much yarn do I need for a chunky arm blanket?
To achieve final size, keep a loose tension. If you’re a beginner, use our basic knitting how-to as a guide. Small: A 30-by-50 inch blanket uses 6 pounds of yarn; Large: A 40-by-60-inch blanket uses 8 pounds of yarn.
Why is chunky yarn so expensive?
The bulkier your yarn the more expensive they get. If you use chunky yarns, you may need more skeins. This is because most chunky and bulky yarns have short yardage per skein. But if you knit projects like blankets and scarves, you may use more affordable yarns.
How many yards is a chunky blanket?
But if you want a quick estimate, you can use up to 12 skeins of chunky yarn to arm knit a blanket measuring 3.5 by 5 feet. This is because a skein of chunky yarn can be around 16.5 yards.
Can you hand knit with regular yarn?
You can arm knit a blanket with thin yarn, but it requires using multiple strands. The look of the blanket won’t be the same if you use just one strand of thin yarn so you need to make your own bulky yarn. This can be done very easily and with a variety of yarn colors to added effect.