Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket #12MonthsofDIY
There really is nothing nicer than a warm blanket, a hot cup of tea, and a good book especially on a cold winter day. One of my favourite places to curl up and read is in DH’s office, but it was always missing the perfect ‘chair blanket’. That problem has been solved thanks to our #12MonthsofDIY yarn sponsor, Lion Brand Yarns.
I knew almost immediately once our December yarn theme was picked I would be attempting my first adventure in arm knitting. Arm knitting appeals to me mostly because of the quick nature of it – and my friends, quick it was! In one episode of Vampire Diaries (hello Damon!) this beautiful creation of warm coziness was made.
A quick YouTube search for ‘how to arm knit a blanket’ reveals a slew of videos showing you how to do it. After watching a few, I settled on this one to be my guide.
I picked this super heavy weight wool yarn and using five skeins of wool yielded this great big blanket perfect for one book lover in a chair. The finished size is just about two feet wide by six feet long.
Here’s what one skein looks like fresh out of the packaging…on my head.
If you’ve been debating arm knitting, give it a shot! It was a simple project with great results.
And speaking of great results, just check out the yarn-y goodness the #12MonthsofDIYSquad got up to:
From the top left, they are:
Sponsored Post Disclosure: As I mentioned within the post, Lion Brand was kind enough to supply the yarn for this project, however I received no payment. The opinions and arm knitting talents are entirely my own.