Top 10 arm knitting yarns

One of the greatest appeals of arm knitting is that you can whip up bold striking projects in next to no time at all. Using your arms as needles means that you will be creating knitted fabrics with a much more unique tension and featuring super-sized stitches - ideal for working with chunky yarns!

Here are some of our favourite yarns that will look perfect in your next arm knitting project

1. Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick And Quick

If you're looking for a versatile arm knitting yarn that works up in a flash, then you've found it! The gorgeous blend of wool and acrylic is soft against the skin, and this yarn has amazing stitch definition - so it's perfect for those cabled projects. Did we mention it's machine washable too? Yesss!

2. Bernat Softee Chunky Ombres

Perfect for colour lovers, this variegated yarn comes in a range of bright tones and sweet pastel shades. Made from 100% acrylic, it's robust, hard wearing and has excellent stitch definition - perfect for those super chunky arm knitted cowls and scarves.

3. Lisa Big Red Heart

Super chunky and versatile, Lisa Big Red Heart is a top pick for arm knitters. Lovely texture and great value for money, this 100% acrylic yarn is perfect for jumpers, thick scarves and arm knitted blankets!

4. Debbie Bliss Paloma

With a striking chain-stitched construction, this yarn not only looks great but feels wonderful to work with - and if you're replacing your needles with your arms, then all the better! The composition of baby alpaca and wool makes this ultra-soft and available in a host of divine colourways this is sure to be great yarn for that extra special project.

5. Rico Fashion Gigantic Mohair

If you are looking for something with a little more volume then this is the yarn for you. This super chunky mohair yarn is created with acrylic, merino and nylon and with a massive 60m per ball you’ll be pleased at how far this yarn will go. Available in a range of classic neutrals to stand-out bright tones, there is guaranteed to be the perfect shade for you.

6. Universal Yarn Bunny

Turn up the fun with this fancy novelty yarn. This easy-care polyester and acrylic blended yarn is super chunky and studded with adorable fluffy bunny tufts - which will add a real talking point to your next arm knitting project.

7. King Cole Orbit Super Chunky

Made from a beautiful blend of wool and premier acrylic, King Cole introduces the Orbit collection. This cosmos-inspired super chunky yarn is perfect for oversized arm knitting projects that are out of this world.

8. James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky

Like knitting with a cloud, this supersoft and ultra light chenille yarn is a dream to wrap around your arms! In a range of delicate pastel shades, it's perfect for those extra cosy arm knitted blankets and throws.

9. Loopy Mango Big Loop Yarn Merino Mini

If you fancy treating yourself to something extra special then look no further! This 100% merino yarn is soft and snuggly and will be ideal for creating eye-catching arm knit accessories. Available in a rainbow of on-trend colours, this yarn is definitely one to add to your wish list.

10. Spud & Chloe Outer

For an unbeatable softness against the skin this quick-knit chunky yarn is perfect for arm knitting. Blended from wool and cotton and with a huge 55m per ball this is a great choice for arm knitted scarves and hats. The subtle, muted colour palette is ultra wearable and sure to make your projects look fantastic.

Use these dreamy yarns to arm knit bold and beautiful cowls, scarves, afghans and statement homeware. If you're new to arm knitting, explore our introduction to arm knitting guide, where you'll find a step-by-step guide, tips from expert arm knitters and inspiration to get those creative juices flowing!

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