Hi everyone! I hope your fall semester has been off to a great start! On Friday, October 13th we had our first event of the semester: arm knitting! Just in case you are unfamiliar with arm knitting, it is almost exactly like regular knitting, except your arms are the needles! You begin by casting on 4-6 stitches of extra bulky yarn onto one of you arms, if you are making a scarf. Then, you move the stitches onto your other arm, and finish by casting off. When done, you can transform your scarf into an infinity scarf, leave it as is, or wear it as a cowl. During our arm knitting event, 6 people were actively arm knitting, with Ashlee DiDomenico helping to instruct. In order from left to right, Josie Manns, Ceara McAtee, Mattie Fanty, Ashley Divens, Kayla Loukas, and Kelsey Kayton are pictured.
Below is a tutorial on how to arm knit! It's super easy to learn and creates a cute scarf in less than an hour!
Kayla is Pitt Knit's social media coordinator. In addition to the blog, Kayla runs Pitt Knit's facebook, twitter and instagram accounts. She is a senior at Pitt, and is majoring in history and political science and minoring in economics. She has been knitting for 13 years and crocheting for one year!