no needles required

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

So, I bought a bunch of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick when it was on sale at Joann's,  knowing it would somehow be used. (Hello cowls.)
I also ordered this book a while back.  I just loved the big chunky projects and the idea of teaching myself knitting without needles.
After a bit of practice, I started the oversized pillow project and seriously from start to finish (sewn together and all) it took me an hour and a half.  And i am a slow arm knitter!
Andrew has declared it the coziest of all pillows.

The skinny:

Pattern:  Oversized Pillow.  Knitting Without Needles.
Needles:  No needles.  Just your hands and arms.
Yarn: 4 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (Holding 4 strands together.)
Mods:  I did do a gauge (I never do a gauge) because I wasn't sure if I had the same tension as the pattern.  I cast on 12 stitches (instead of 15) and knit for 14 rows (instead of 21) for a 23"x23" pillow form.

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  1. That's loads of snug fun!

  2. Wow. I've never tried arm knitting myself. The pillow looks great. I also have a fondness for Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. Recently I made two Christmas stockings using the colors Cranberry, Fisherman, and Crimson. :-)

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  4. Imdeuter1/13/2016

    Arm knitting and bulky, chunky yarn are usually not my thing....But I LOVE this!

  5. Your pillow definitely inspires me to knit my own pillowcases!

  6. That's really sweet and looks perfect on that chair! I love that your son has already claimed it - it makes my heart happy when one of my kids love what I make.

  7. Oh I love that pillow. Great structure. It looks really beautiful!
    Greetings from Austria

  8. It looks fantastic! And indeed very cozy. I haven't tried arm or finger knitting yet, but I think I will sometime this year- it looks very fun!

  9. So gorgeous,Leslie! I may have to order that book!! That pouf!

  10. So gorgeous,Leslie! I may have to order that book!! That pouf!