The Master Arm Knitting Question!

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To make things SUPER easy for you I’ve put together a chart that should answer all your questions.  However I must stress that this is a general guideline. 
Everyone’s arms are different sizes and wool roving itself is different thicknesses which will result in slight differences from blanket to blanket.  But all this being said here is the 

Let’s go!

giant yarn

Here are some pictures of a few of the sizes mentioned.

Need some alternative yarns to wool roving?  Try these…

  1. Red Heart “Irresistible” Yarn find it here. This works great arm knitting with 2 strands at a time.
  2. Fur Yarn find it here Be sure to use several strands at one time for the proper thickness.
  3. Red Heart Boulevard Penthouse Yarn, find it here.   Use several strands at a time.

IF you’re in North America Michael’s Stores and also the Hobby Lobby sometimes have lovely varieties of super bulky yarn.  

IF you’re in the U.K. Boyes and The Works also carry arm knitting yarn from time to time.

Tells us where you’ve found your yarn so we can all learn from each other.

Happy Arm Knitting!





Cindy · January 10, 2018 at 4:20 am

So how many skeins/balls of Chuncky yarn for a medium blanket? I don’t understand the whole lbs & cm.

    Stacy · January 10, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Hi Cindy, skeins and balls all have different lengths of yarn in them. You’ll need 120 meters of yarn or 131 yards of yarn. I hope that helped!

    Happy Arm Knitting,

Stacianne · February 1, 2018 at 4:13 am

Hi Stacy
How many stitches to cast on for a 72×96
Arm knitted blanket
Thanks Stacianne

    Stacy · February 1, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Hi Stacianne,
    You’ll probably need between 25 to 30, but it greatly depends on the size of your arms and you may need more. Start by chaining 25, then measure how long your chain, the length of your chain determines how wide your blanket will be, and obviously how many rows you knit will determine the length. I hope that was helpful!

    Happy Arm Knitting,

      Stacianne · February 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you Stacy yes this helps as I’ve never knitted anything in my life this will be an experience of a lifetime🤪

Linda Crampton · February 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm

If making a 40X60 blanket and yarn comes in size 250 g, how many do I need to buy

    Stacy · February 14, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Hi Linda, Are you buying regular yarn or wool roving yarn? If it’s wool roving, Generally 250 grams is about 10 meters long so you can do the calculations from the above chart, but if you’re talking about 250 g of regular yarn usually wherever your buying it from should say the length. I hope that helped.

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