You asked: What yarn do I use for arm knitting?

What is arm yarn?

Arm knitting involves using your arms to make the stitches with yarn. While it’s similar to traditional knitting in the movements that you make, there are differences, too.

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.

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.

How many skeins of yarn do I need for a chunky blanket?

I used 6 skeins total to make my blanket. This is the exact yarn I used. It comes in 13 different color options. You can get creative and make this blanket one color, two or as many as you’d like.

How much chunky yarn is needed to make a blanket?

For example, they may be able to identify that 4 pounds of wool can yield a 30” x 50” blanket, and the ball contains 28 yards per pound. Crunch those numbers, and know that you’ll have about 340 feet of chunky yarn in a single ball to yield a 30” x 50” blanket.

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Can you arm knit a rug?

Knit a chunky rug with the linen stitch in an hour or less! Find the pattern on page 98 of my book, Arm Knitting: 30 home and fashion projects for all your no-needle needs. Great as a kitchen mat, bath mat or even a place mat!