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How to Arm Knit a Blanket in 45 Minutes with Simply Maggie NEW!



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hello everyone and welcome to my channel

simply Maggie where I teach you all

things are knitting and yarn related and

some other DIY stuff here and there

today I am bringing you a kind of a

remake of my original 45-minute arm knit

blanket let's be honest my previous

video that I made was 6 years ago now it

wasn't the best quality and it was a

little long so I wanted to remake it for

you guys and also share my biggest or

most requested tips and tricks that's it

we're gonna go ahead and get right into

the tutorial so what we're going to be

using today is eight skeins of the

premiere yarns Couture jazz yarn and

this is in the color mushroom it's a

number 7 jumbo yarn so you can use any

jumbo size yarn so I'll help this one

link down below so the first thing you

want to do is remove all of the wrappers

from the skeins I'm just gonna go ahead

and pull from the outside of the skin

rather than the center and then you'll

also need a pair of scissors for cutting

the excess yarn on the knots where you

attach each skein now what you're gonna

do is get a 6-foot tail so one two three

four five six so that's about six feet

and that's going to be used for the long

tail cast on so the next thing you're

gonna do is make a slipknot so we're

going to drape the yarn over our hand

and insert all your fingers and pinch

the two sides together I'm gonna twist

that away from you

and then you're gonna grab the working

yarn which is the yarn that is attached

to the scheme and then the other end is

the tails so pinch those together twist

your hand away from you grab the working

yarn and then pull that up there through

that loop and then put that Slipknot

right on your arm tighten it up a little

bit the next thing you're going to do is

cast on

stitches and we're going to use a total

of 18 stitches so to do the longtail

cast on

place both of these strands the working

yarn and the tail underneath your ring

finger and your pinky and then you're

going to take your index finger and your

thumb and put them right in between

those two strands and then you're going

to turn your hand towards you so the

palm of your hand is facing you and then

you're going to take your index finger

on your right hand you're going to go

under this strand over this one and then

pick up this one to create your new

stitch so I'll show you how to do that

under over pick up that strand in the

back and now this is your new stitch

you're going to place that right on your

arm and I'll show you how to do that

again put both the tail which is closer

to me and the working yarn which is

further away from me which is important

and I'll tell you why take them and put

them both under your ring finger and

your pinky and then go ahead and insert

your index finger and your thumb in

between hey and then spread them apart a

little bit and then turn your palm of

your hand towards you take your index

finger on your other hand you're going

to go under over and pick up this one so

under over and pick up that strand in

the back creating your new stitch here

and then you're going to place that

right onto your arm okay so we now have

three stitches this flip not count it as

your first stitch and then you just make

two stitches with the long tail cast on

and now I'll explain why it's important

to have the tail closer to you

so you want to have the tail closer to

you because you want that one to be the

one that's wrapping around your thumb if

this the tail isn't wrapping around your

thumb you're going to run out of tail

too quickly you won't have enough to

cast on all of your stitches hope that

makes sense so now we're going to

continue casting on our stitches I'm

going to do a total of 18 stitches so

put your yarn

please pick up a new stitch and put that

right on your arm that's for

okay so now that you have all 18

stitches on your arm you're going to

begin arm knitting your rows to knit

your first row you're going to hold the

working yarn in your right hand

and then take that first stitch and pull

it over and off of your hand while still

holding the working yarn and this

creates your new stitch so then you're

going to go ahead and place that onto

your right arm and then tighten up as

much as you can and then you're going to

knit your second stitch so hold the

working yarn in your right hand pull

that next stitch over and off of your

hand while still holding the working

yarn and this creates your new stitch

and you just put that right on to your

other arm tighten up as much as you can

you want to keep your stitches as tight

as possible to keep them looking nice

and not too big and loose and then we're

going to knit another stitch so just

hold the working yarn in your right hand

again pull that next stitch over and off

creating a new stitch and then you put

that onto your left arm and tighten up

and make sure you're not twisting your

stitches as you're putting them onto

your other arm and then hold the working

yarn in your right hand again take that

next stitch pull it over and off

creating a new stitch and then place it

on your other arm and you're going to

continue doing that along the entire row

until all of the stitches have moved

from this arm over to this arm when I'm

done with this row I will come back and

show you how to knit your second row

okay so we have completed Row 1 and now

we're going to move on to Row 2 so to

knit row 2 you're going to want to hold

the working yarn in your left hand this

time take that first stitch pull it over

and off while holding the working yarn

and then this creates your new stitch

that you're going to place onto your

right arm and then again tighten as much

as you can and then to knit your second

stitch you hold the working yarn in your

left hand take that next stitch and pull

it over and off while holding the

working yarn and this creates your new

stitch that you place onto your other

arm tighten up and then again hold the

working yarn in your left hand pull that

next stitch over and off creating a new

stitch and then go ahead and place that

onto your other arm and tighten as much

as you can and then you're just going to

continue doing that along the entire row

once you've completed Row 2 you are just

going to repeat what I showed you until

you have armed it all of your rows of

your blanket so now that I have

completed row 2 I'm going to go ahead

and knit all of my rows and then when I

come back I will show you how to end

your blanket so what I do to attach my

next gain is just high a double knot as

tight as I can pull it as tight as you

can both ways and then take your

scissors and then and trim the excess

kind of to the shape of a knot ok so

this is what it looks like when you

attach the next game and I'm going to

continue

my blanket

I have finished knitting all of my rows

and now I'm going to show you how to end

your blanket which is how to bind off I

ended up knitting a total of 34 rows but

that may vary depending on the size of

your stitches when you're knitting your

blanket so you could get less you could

get more so to bind off you want to knit

two stitches one and two and when you're

binding off you don't want to tighten

your stitches too much because then

you'd have one skinnier end of your

blanket so just tighten them a little

bit and now you're going to knit one

more and then take that first stitch on

your arm pull it over the second one and

bind off that stitch

I in just a little bit knit one more

bind one off knit one warm bind one off

tighten just a little bit and then

you're going to continue doing that

along the entire row until you have one

stitch left on your left arm

okay I am binding off my last stitch and

then we're gonna go ahead and take our

scissors and cut about a foot away from

the blanket and then you can go ahead

and pull that halfway through and then

all the way through and this will create

a nice knot the edge of your blanket and

then what you're gonna do is just pull

on all of your stitches to stretch them

that way they're not all bunched up oops

Scott one there with my toe and then

you're gonna get to your cast on edge

and you want to just pull on that from

side to side that way it is the right

width and your last step is to weave in

your cast on tail and your bind off

tails so go ahead and leave that in I'm

gonna go through here and then I'm just

gonna go down here pull it halfway

through pull it halfway through again

and then pull it all the way through to

create tight knot and then you can go

ahead and trim that up and we're going

to go back to our bind off edge here and

we're going to bring this strand to the

front put it right down through this

hole here okay and then I'm going to go

under this one and the same thing is

your other end bring you halfway through

halfway through again and then all the

way through and pull it as tight as you

can to create a nice secure knot

so that isn't you guys it's so easy and

once you get the hang of it you really

can make these blankets so quickly I

have it down to about 20 to 25 minutes

to complete an entire like it alright

guys so I really hope you enjoyed the

new tutorial I even though I know it was

a remake of one of my older patterns and

projects I just wanted to bring it to

you again

and you know the best way that I could

so I really hope you enjoyed it if you

are new here and you made it all the way

to the end please subscribe and thank

you so much for watching and please

leave a request of what other type of

DIY projects you would like me to share

with you and I will do my best to get

them to you so anyway I will see you

guys in my next video bye