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Quickest Gift: Arm Knit Eternity Scarf

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Here we are in mid-December. How. Did. This. Happen? Next week is the last full school and work week for most people who celebrate Christmas, so if you’re planning on making gifts for teachers or office mates it’s time to haul holiday hiney! Not to panic though, as long as you’re ready to roll up your sleeves (seriously, they’ll need to be rolled-up for this ), then I have a beautiful project for you that can be made in less than 1 HOUR: a super chunky, Arm Knit Eternity Scarf! How is that possible, you ask? Because it’s knit using several strands of yarn at once and is knit entirely on your arms (instead of needles!) Arm knitting has been appearing on Pinterest for months now, but a recent article in the New York Times has boosted the craft into the spotlight. Watch my video to learn all of the arm knitting basics, then whip up one (or twenty) of these Eternity Scarves for everyone you know!

How to Arm Knit an Eternity Scarf

Click the image above to check out the Video Tutorial



Patons Classic Wool Roving 1 ball each in colors: Natural #77010 and Pacific Teal #77203 and 2 balls in color: Gray

Large eye tapestry needle or crochet hook

Note: You’ll have enough yarn to make TWO projects: one longer, eternity scarf (shown), and one shorter cowl at half the length.

FINISHED SIZE Approx 70″/178 cm circumference


GAUGE Doesn’t matter — woohoo!


Holding all strands of yarn together as if they were one yarn, cast on 7 sts.

1st Row: AK to end. Repeat 1st Row until piece measures 70″/178 cm, or desired length. Bind off. Using either a tapestry needle and 1 strand of yarn, or a crochet hook and all strands seam short ends together . Weave in ends and wear!