Arm Knit a Cowl with Anne Weil


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There’s no better gift to give at the holidays than a cozy, oversized cowl. In this class, Anne Weil shows how to make a simple arm-knit cowl using nothing more than super-bulky yarn and your arms. She even shares a fun variation, perfect for the holidays – a bulky scarf with festive pompom adornments. In about an hour, you can whip up this luxe accessory for the ultimate in handmade gift-giving.

@1:18 Materials
@3:10 Casting on
@7:17 Knitting Row 1
@13:05 Knitting Row 2
@18:52 How to put stitches on a holder
@21:24 How to tell the right side from the wrong side
@22:12 Putting the stitches back on your arm
@23:52 Picking up dropped stitches
@25:03 Binding off
@28:29 Seaming the cowl
@35:15 Weaving in the tails
@38:08 Pom Pom Scarf variation
@39:22 Making pom poms
@45:21 Attaching pom poms

Approximately 300 yards of super-bulky yarn (Anne uses 3 skeins of Rowan Big Wool in Deer)
Paper towel roll
Approximately 100 yards super-bulky yarn and iPhone or 3” x 4” piece of cardboard (if making the pompom scarf variation)

Anne Weil is a modern maker, blogger and author living in Baltimore, MD. Her book, Knitting Without Needles, is filled with arm- and finger- knit accessories, home goods and whimsical items. It will be published in September 2015 by Potter Craft. To find out more about Anne, visit her blog,

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