Who knew there was such a thing as scarf week? With it being winter, we thought we would jump in and share with you how to make our favorite scarf.
Have you found anything simple for you to create? For my last project, I had to make it the best, the DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf. (It was featured on BuzzFeed!)
Have you seen the Arm KNitting technique yet? If you haven’t, you are about to FALL IN LOVE. I even made a video for you to learn this technique. Watch this video HERE to learn the basics.
DIY Arm Knitting Scarf
What have you thought about DIY Scarf Week so far? Have you found anything easy peasy for you to create for yourself or a loved one? For my last project, I had to make it the best, the DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf. If you haven’t seen this fun technique yet, you are about to FALL IN LOVE. I even made a video for you to learn this technique.
DIY Arm Knitting Scarf Tutorial
I like to compare this fun technique to the crazy rage of the rubber band bracelets that all of the kids are making these days. I found this fun technique at the beginning of the summer on Pinterest and just fell in love. While I have found a few videos, I wanted to make something quick and simple that is easy to follow, and very complete. With summer over and scarf weather here, this is the perfect time to share with you how to make this cool scarf.
Before we get started, let me tell you WHY I love these Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf tutorials. First, they are super simple (and when you see the video below, you will find it really easy and repetitive to follow.) The other thing I like about these beautiful scarves is that you can literally whip up several of these while sitting around and watching TV. Seriously! You will become so accustomed to the motion that after a while you don’t even have to watch what you are doing because it will become that easy for you.
These also make the most wonderful gifts. I have made these for several of my friends and given them as gifts. They are so warm, chunky, pretty, and just simple to make. If you have been waiting to try and make these scarves, wait no more! There are so many options, and the yarn options for these scarves are just endless.
Speaking of yarn options: When I am Arm Knitting, I am using really chunky yarn. If you use a yarn that is too thin, your scarf will be super thin and you probably won’t be overly happy with the results. Make sure you find a pretty chunky yarn in one, or multiple colors.
Here are the colors I used that are shown in the pictures (with affiliate links if you are looking for the same colors.):
Lions Brand 8oz. Super Bulky in Claret Rouge Bourdeaux
Lions Brand 6oz. Bulky in Fiesta
Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky 6oz. in Mushroom
I picked all of these up at my local craft store, but just in case you can’t find the same colors, you should be able to still order them online with the links above.
Are you ready to get started?
Let’s go with a little background before we get started, shall we? What is Arm Knitting? It’s the newest, greatest way to make a scarf in 30 minutes!
(Seriously, 30 minutes. You can make a few of these during the little ones nap time!)
Now I love my thick and chunky scarves I make on my loom, and basically anything that DOES NOT require me to use my sewing machine. But with this technique, you are literally using your very own body. And a pair of scissors.
For this fun tutorial, I decided to share a video tutorial. There are just some things that cannot be shown with pictures and words. You just have to see it done….and when you do…you will be making these scarves LEFT and RIGHT.
DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf
The video isn’t short, but it isn’t long either. I tried to make it super fun and easy so you could follow along with your two skeins of thick and quick (super bulky) yarn.
So pick up two skeins of your favorite color and join with me in making this fun project. Remember, the only other item you need besides the yarn is your two arms (or someone else’s) and a pair of scissors (or sharp teeth)!
DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf
I used a Chunky and Super Bulky 8oz. yarn for the Bourdeaux scarf, 6oz. for the Fiesta below, and I used a 6oz. for the Mushroom color as well. I love how they all turned out!
Check out the fun video below. It’s about 20 minutes long, but I tried to keep it as simple as possible, because it really is simple!
Learn Arm Knitting
Before you watch the video below, click to watch THIS VIDEO TO LEARN THE BASICS FIRST! This Arm Knitting Video will really teach you the basics of what you need to know before you just jump in and start. I added this after I published this post because so many people were still having issues with how to actually get started, or tie things off. Just watch this video a few times, and then jump in on the other videos. I promise, you will get it! It just takes a little repetition, and a little patience. Just remember, if you have never seen this before, then use that video link above as a guide before you jump into the rest.
NOW, watch this video and have a blast making your new scarves. These are really perfect to go with all of your fun Fall and Winter outfits, they make great Christmas and Birthday gifts, or just because gifts.
Thank you to my good friend Candy for being my scarf model! I hope you have enjoyed this week of fun DIY Scarves, and if you try ANY of these projects, I hope you give this DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf a try. Don’t forget to PIN!
Also, It may be a little hard to see exactly how I am creating the beginning loops and how I am going through these on the video, so I made a video on the basics, check it out here! You will be able to see clearly the basics and take off running with this Arm Knitting series.
If you are looking for a cute 20 min Cowl Scarf, you can find that here! The 20 minute cowl is actually one of my new favorites. It literally takes no times at all and is so super thick and chunky. I totally recommend you check out how to make the think and chunky cowl, because I am even wearing those more than my other scarves right now. And did I mention how WARM these are? LOVE.
Now that you have mastered (or are about to master) this awesome technique, who are you going to be making these for? They are perfect stocking stuffers, gift ideas, and lovely gifts to make for your self! Just make sure you know that there will be people who stop you and want to know where you got that awesome scarf! Before you know it, you might even have your own little busy scarf business on the side. (My daughter actually created a bunch of these last year for a fundraiser at school.)
Don’t forget to check out all of the Arm Knitting videos I have on my YouTube channel. I bet they give you a little inspiration for making your next project. There are so many options and fun things you can do with Arm Knitting. I hope you enjoyed this DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf Tutorial. Don’t forget to share your projects with me on social media!