When I first try to explain it to people, the typical response is, "What?" with a really confused expression. And they look at me like I'm crazy. It's literally what it sounds like - knitting with your arms, and your arms act as the needles. This way, the stitches are a lot bigger, and you get results fast.
This is a scarf that I made as a Christmas present! It took me probably an hour and a half, only because I had to figure out the technique first. After making the first one, I can finish a scarf in about 30-45 minutes. It got a lot of compliments, and she loved it (unless everyone was lying just to make me happy).
Here are some tutorials that I used.
- DIY Arm Knitting Scarves | Jennifer West, YouTube
- Arm Knitting, DIY 30 Minute Infinity Scarf | The Kurtz Corner
- Arm Knitting, How To | Simply Maggie
These tutorials recommend that you use 2 skeins of yarn at once. You don't have to, but if you want a fuller looking scarf, I would suggest it. I also recommend using different colors! I used Loops & Threads Country Loom from Michael's (don't forget your coupon!), but Homespun and other thicker yarns would work great, too. With two skeins of Country Loom, I made two complete scarves that loop twice.