I’ve loom knitted, needle knitted, and have taken up crochet but the world of arm knitting has been completely new to me! If you like me had never heard of it before, know that just about anyone can learn! The late 2013 to early 2014 trend of arm knitting mimics needle knitting but instead of using needles, you’ll form the stitches with your hands while the work hangs from your arms. It’s quite fun and can be learned in a day I believe by those of all ages! Mainly using multiple strands or very bulky yarn, the quick and attractive knits are very stylish and can vary in so many different ways depending on the yarn used! Who wouldn’t love to whip up a scarf, cowl, or another item in about 1/2 hour of time? These quick arm knits can make some great last minute gifts for someone else or a treat for yourself!
Life surely gets busy but I’ve found some time to still squeeze some knitting in.
I’ve been attempting to use up my stash before purchasing more yarn and so that’s been tricky because I’ve got a lot of single skeins!
Well, the perfect project recently came along for the one Bernat Soft Boucle in the colorway of Natural skein that I had!
I finished a pair of fingerless gloves for my husband last week. This was my own pattern and to get accurate measurements before casting on, I had my husband trace his hand on a sheet of paper ( and crossed my fingers things would add up!). Overall results is that this will be a go to pattern for future fingerless gloves for any guy ( or girl). The ribbed stitch pattern I used gave these gloves plenty of stretch yet they also fit snuggly. No one likes a pair of gloves that are too thick.
My husband can wear these quite often and I’m pleased that they’ll give warmth without over heating whether video gaming, board game playing, driving the car, going for walk, strumming the guitar, texting ,or whatever else. Fingerless gloves are a quick knit and make for a great gift (especially with the Holidays sneaking up on us)!
I also sell knitted items over on Etsy. If you are interested in a pair of fingerless gloves for child, teen, woman, or guy, I sell them for $15.00 each. You can leave me a message as I also offer discounts for multiple pairs.
If you loom knit, you can purchase this pattern from my Etsy shop!
I guess I should be thankful that the Autumn weather hasn’t quite arrived just yet in Oregon (we literally had 90 degree weather a couple of days ago) . Due to this, I was able to finish for myself a hat and scarf to wear when out and about. The pattern for the hat was in my opinion really easy to do, though this is coming from someone who has loom knitted for over a year now. The pattern is labeled as intermediate and can be found in the book I Can’t Believe I’m Loom Knitting. This particular book is well worth getting, there are many appealing projects inside such as hats, scarves, felted totes, vests, gloves, and more for the beginner to the more advanced.
The scarf pattern I used can be found in Learn to Knit on Long Looms. This scarf went really quickly and looks great with the hat in my opinion. It will be a pattern I go back to again and again for quick knit infinity scarves! Again this book is must have if you have any sort of long looms and want to learn or expand on your skills.
I am almost never not knitting. If I have a moment of free time you’ll find me knitting away at projects. I plan on working up some toys for my kids for Christmas this year but not starting till October. Next weekend I plan on attending the Canby Oregon Fiber and Flock Festival. Can’t wait, it should be really fun. I feel I will enjoy it more this year compared to last because my knowledge of yarns, knitting, and other fiber arts has expanded quite a bit since I went last year.
I’m currently working on weaving some place mats for my dining room table and I also plan on casting on some mittens for my kids! So many things to knit and so little time! I wonder how many of my readers work with yarn in one way or another…..
Are you a knitter, crocheter, weaver, or other type of fiber artist? If so, feel free to friend me on Ravelry! You can also find me on Etsy at Epic Yarns!
I’ve been anticipating the Spring and Summer weather to finally hit here in the Northwest. While others are getting temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s, we are out of the blue receiving inch upon inch of snow. But that’s okay, it’s kept me inside knitting away and it’s been good to start stocking up my Etsy store for the season.
Here’s a peak of one of many more drawstring market/beach bags to come! Note that this one is for sell right now for $25.00 w/ free shipping! If you are interested please feel free to contact me at erinlowmaster at gmail dot com and I’ll send a long an invoice your way!