Arm and Finger Knitting : 35 No-Needle Knits for the Home and to Wear Paperback
by Laura Strutt
If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knitting with your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in 'Arm and Finger Knitting'.
Breaking free from the constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches and techniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing, and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time.
To make the best use of the unique texture and scale of no-needle knitting, she has designed 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear.
There are stylish arm-knitted scarves and throws, but also a simple stool cover, a stylish gilet, and a shawl you can knit in under an hour.
Using finger knitting, you can quickly create place settings, a bath mat, and even a necklace.
A photographically-illustrated step by step guide to techniques covers everything you need to know, from casting on to cabling, clearly and simply.
It's no wonder there is so much interest in arm and finger knitting when you can get spectacular results in such a short time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 150 x col photographs
- Publisher: CICO Books
- Publication Date: 12/03/2015
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781782492085
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Review by fueledbycoffee
Want!This book is exactly what it says it is. Knitting without needles? Fat yarn? Fingers and arms? No way!(Way!)I first saw arm knitting on pinterest and youtube. A simple cowl. I loved how easy it was and so I found this title in my local bookstore.My daughter finished a scarf in 30 min and she's a beginning knitter. She expressed that arm knitting helped her see more of the mechanics and design of knitting, which in turn, will help her with traditional needle knitting as well. That's a bonus for beginners.I like the unconventional approach to knitting and even more fun to tackle with the kiddos.Personally, as a needle knitter since 2nd grade (Hi, Mom) and more recently loom knitting, I was impressed at the ease of patterns and instructions. The pictures are also well done, pretty even, and easy to follow. Patterns are for various skills.Lastly, the projects are big, like a blanket (which is gorgeous) or smaller, like scarves, wall art, or tote bags. There are 35 in total. I like having a mix of short to lengthy projects. I find short projects are especially important when I want to create something not so time-consuming. I love it when a project comes to fruition in an hour or two. I feel accomplished. Or perhaps, its to assuage the guilt over the million gazillion skeins of yarn I have in my closet.Shhh, don't tell.If you want to try arm or hand knitting, this collection is a great place to start.