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Old 12-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Arm Knitting
You all may be busy out there doing arm knitting but this was news to me. The Wall Street Journal had an article about the technique which became known in Italy (thanks to Andrea Brena) and is featured in a video Amanda Bassetti.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...20660554732336
How to here:
http://www.simplymaggie.com/arm-knitting-how-to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=070qaUxEyp4

I guess if you want to adjust gauge you'll need to borrow someone else's arms or start lifting?
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I guess if you want to adjust gauge you'll need to borrow someone else's arms or start lifting?
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Would that mean that you'd need to know people with a variety of arm sizes so you'd have a variety of gauge sizes?

I am not exactly a social butterfly, so I think I'll stick to either using my own arms, or my trusty needles.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Hmmmmm.......
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #5
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This is very cool! I definitely have to try it! I'm visiting my daughter in MD right now so I'll make her take me to a Walmart or somewhere to find some giant yarn!
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Arm knitting annoyed me at first. It seemed like it was diminishing the importance of knitting & SKILL it takes to actually knit (I feel this way when people machine knit & call themselves a knitter).

I ended up deciding to try to "arm knit" a scarf. It was okay, but it's annoying because if your arms are big (like mine), there's only so small you can make the eyelets.

After giving it a try & judging for myself though experience, I decided it just wasn't for me.
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