CHUNKY YARN TUTORIAL: THE COSY BLANKET
by Martina Lopez
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Thank you on your order with us and we are excited for Chunky Yarn experience! Please join our partnered feature Artist, Martina Lopez, who has been braiding yarns for over a decade and have new creation every month. From Martina, arm knitting is an easy and popular approach to making throws & home accessories, and inspiration has been flooding her mind ever since she worked in gallery that honors the art of finger knitting and arm knitting in San Francisco - Ready to start? Watch her tutorial video and share your completed work with your friends or families. Or, have a chance to win gift cards and vouchers if you tag us @clickandcraft on social media!
For this tutorial, you will need:
- 135m/142yd of Click and Craft Yarn
Martina is the mother of 2 beautiful daughter living in San Francisco. After the birth of her first baby, she got into arm knitting, braiding and other type of crafts. She is now a home designer and spent her free time teaching what she has learnt over the years.
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Few Tips and Tricks 💡
◾ Keep your stitches condensed and close to your hand as possible (your arm is smallest and most consistent near your wrist)
◾ While you are knitting, keep your hands close together. Otherwise, the stitches get pulled bigger
◾ Try to grab the working yarn close to the last stitch you made minimizing the amount of yarn included in each stitch
◾ You may notice that the last stitch you made won’t actually lock down tight. This frustrates a lot of beginning arm knitters. Instead, focus on the stitch you made just before the last one
◾ You can always manually tighten your arm knit stitches by starting at the stitch close to your elbow and pulling each one snug against your arm, progressing from your elbow, and going towards your hand
◾ If you are making something like a cowl which will be hanging around your neck, you can get away using yarn that is less bulky
◾ If you are making something like a pillow, pouffe or blanket, I recommend using a bulkier yarn as your stitches will be stretching two directions