Couch Candy Arm Knitting Tutorial


  1. Tie a slip knot
    Pull the tail of the yarn from the centre of the roll - this might take a bit of unwinding
    Lay the yarn in an arch shape on a flat surface, with the tail on the right
     - You will need a 1.5m tail to make a runner
     - You will need a 2m tail to make a small throw
     - You will need a 2.5m tail to make a large throw
    Take the tail (on the right), cross it over the yarn (on the left), making a loop at the top
    Put your right hand through the loop and grab the tail
    Pull the tail through the loop to make another loop
    Put your right hand through the loop with the tail falling to the front and the yarn at the back
    Pull the tail to tighten the loop around your wrist



  2. Cast on your foundation row
    Hold your right arm parallel to the floor with the yarn and the tail hanging down
    Press your left thumb and index finger together to make a point
    Put your pointed thumb and finger in between the yarn and the tail, open your thumb and finger behind the yarn and the tail, and pull them away from your right wrist
    Take your right hand, loop it around the back of the tail, drape the tail over the yarn, drop the tail, and pick up the yarn
    Pull the tail to tighten the stitch
    Repeat this process until you have enough stitches on your foundation row
     - You will need 11 stitches for a mini throw
     - You will need 15 stitches for a small throw
     - You will need 20 stitches for a large throw
     - You will need 25 stitches for an extra large throw
  3. Knit your throw
    Take the yarn in your right hand (the arm with the foundation row), holding the yarn in your right hand, use your left hand to pull the first loop off your right wrist (while holding the yarn in your right hand)
    Pull the yarn in your right hand through the dropped loop, making another loop, put this new loop over your left wrist
    Pull the yarn with your right hand to tighten the loop on your left wrist
    You should have one loop on your left wrist and one less loop on your right wrist
    Repeat this process until all the loops on your right wrist have been replaced by fresh loops on your left wrist



  4. Just keep knitting
    Keep transferring the yarn from arm to arm, by pulling a loop through each dropped loop and adding it to the opposite arm



  5. Add new yarn
    Because each throw will require more than one ball of yarn, you will need to knit in another yarn up to three times during your project - the below is the method I use, but there are many other ways, please feel free to research other ways to do this
    When you have about one metre of yarn left, remove the tail of your next ball of yarn from the centre of the roll
    Lay about one metre of the new yarn along side your old yarn, and knit as above, just with two strands
    Don't worry about the stray ends - you will weave them in later



  6. Cast off your throw
    Ensure you leave enough tail to be able to cast off your throw, you will need to cast off a whole row, so be sure to check at the end of each row as you near the end
     - You will need a 2.5m tail to cast off a runner
     - You will need a 4m tail to cast off a small throw
     - You will need a 5m tail to make a large throw
    Knit two stitches onto the opposite arm as if you are knitting a new row
    Take the back stich (closest to the elbow), pull it over the front stitch (closest to the wrist), and drop it over your hand
    Add another stitch from your opposite arm (as per before)
    Take the back stich (closest to the elbow), pull it over the front stitch (closest to the wrist), and drop it over your hand
    Repeat until all stitches have been transferred from the opposite arm, and "dropped off" on the other side
    Pull the tail through the final stitch
    Weave in the ends



If you find my instructions too hard to follow, I won't be offended if you Google "arm knit blanket" and find one of the many other tutorials on YouTube that are waaaaaay better.