Thursday, 22 September 2011

Arm-knitting a Cowl

At last night's knit club, Laura demonstrated arm-knitting with yarn from Adriafil called Magia: metodo faidate. It looked like a lot of fun and instead of buying it just for the sake of giving it a go, I thought it would make a nice Christmas present for a friend of mine. (There are two video tutorials for arm-knitting a cowl and even a chunky blanket.)

It's really easy and fun to knit with your arms, and it is quick too. Within a few minutes I knit the cowl five times, testing how many CO stitches look best. In the end I opted for 5 stitches and just knit till i had just enough yarn left to weave in the ends.

Voila! The perfect gift.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

A Challenge

I am knitting my first ever jumper and am a third of the way through already. It's knitted using very bulky yarn, so it's a fast knit and shouldn't take me very long. I only started 3 days ago (with needles the lovely Alice lent me).

Watch this space!