Author(s): Laura Strutt
If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knittingwith your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in Arm and Finger Knitting. Breaking free fromthe constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches andtechniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing,and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time. To make the best use of the unique texture and scaleof no-needle knitting, she has designed 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear. Thereare stylish arm-knitted scarves and cowls, and a simple stool cover, but also finger-knitted wall art and evenjewellery. You can arm-knit a blanket in under an hour, or create a stylish gilet from three rectangles ofknitting in toning neutral shades. It's no wonder there is so much interest in arm and finger knitting when youcan get spectacular results in such a short time.
Laura Strutt is a former editor of 'Craft Business' magazine, and launched 'Sew' magazine, which she editeduntil 2012. Now working as a freelance writer, she is interested in all kinds of crafts, and shares her expertiseand her latest finds on her website, www.madepeachy.com. She is also the author of 'The Haynes SewingManual', and 'The DIY Wedding Manual'.