Arm knitting is a technique of making fabric by looping threads together using your arms rather than knitting needles, and is done using very large yarn, or with many smaller yarns held together.
Arm knitting is a great fun for beginners or advanced knitters! It is also handy -pun intended- for getting projects done super fast for last minute gifts or instant gratifications.DETAILS:
Classes: 2 hours in total: 1 hour during the first week, 1 hour during the following week.
In this class you will: learn to cast-on, arm-knit, select yarns for projects, bind-off, weave in ends.
please come early to purchase your yarn supplies. Location: 1568 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto.
Info about instructor:Bobbi Jo, of local yarn store Porch Swing Yarnsomniacs, has been knitting and crocheting since childhood, a passion that she says continues to grow with her. Aside from working at the yarn-store, she also works as a Registered Nurse, and is a mother of 3 children. She credits her passion of yarn crafts as her main coping skill and stress relief. "Knitting and crochet have both been sited as great for many health benefits such as decreasing stress, helping to maintain good blood pressure, can be used as a meditation tool, and also helps people pay attention better in meetings as their eyes don't wander around the room distracting them. Plus it is also really gratifying!" Bobbi Jo works on continuously challenging herself by seeking out new techniques to learn, and balances this with often repeating patterns or techniques many times before moving to the next one in order have a good grasp of the functional and technical aspects involved.