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Just Like Magic Arm Knit Blanket

Never did you know that knitting a blanket could be so easy. This Just Like Magic Arm Knit Blanket is a chunky charm for the household, and you don't even need to pick up a pair of needles or dedicate more than an evening. The silvery yarn bleeds together a deep gray and pale white to look like shimmering chain maille on your couch, so not only is this blanket comfy, but it's stylish for your living room. Knitting a blanket with your arms is definitely something to take a stab at.


Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) Silver Steel (10001) - 4 balls


Measurements: Approximately 45” [114.5 cm] wide x 60” [152.5 cm] long.



Holding 4 strands of yarn together, cast on 20 stitches.
Arm knit until approximately 3 yds [2.75 m] of yarn remains, noting right side is facing you.
Cast off.

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What I love about this pattern is the number of balls of yarn it takes. Most throws use insane amounts of yarn, which make them super expensive. 4 balls of yarn (even jumbo blanket yarn) is totally doable

I've been knitting for years and still haven't tried arm knitting. Maybe I'll start with this pattern! I'm a sucker for knit blankets!

I would love to try this blanket, but I am concerned that I won't have enough room on my arms for all of the chains. :)

My first try turned out waaay too holey. And huge! And I have toothpick arms! Pulled it all out and started over using the largest needles I have and 1 strand. As you can see by the pic, it turned out not so differently than what the pattern shows!

Yes, I haven't wanted to try arm knitting, even though my arms are not big, because of thinking the result would come out just way too lacy and open. Glad to know you were successful in using giant needles (maybe size 50?) to make the same pattern and it came out nice.


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