Top 10 arm knitting yarns

Published on March 25, 2019 3 min read

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 bulky yarns!

Here are some of our favorite 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!

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
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Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

By Lion Brand

2. Bernat Softee Chunky Ombres

Perfect for color 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 bulky arm knitted cowls and scarves.

Bernat Softee Chunky Ombres
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Bernat Softee Chunky Ombres

By Bernat

3. Patons Cobbles

If super quirky yarn is your thing, then look no further - this robust yarn is woven in a cobbled effect thick-and-thin texture, which makes it ideal for super sized hats and accessories. Blending wool with acrylic and nylon, it's warm, light and textured - perfect!

Patons Cobbles
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Patons Cobbles

By Patons

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 colorways this is sure to be great yarn for that extra special project.

Debbie Bliss Paloma
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Debbie Bliss Paloma

By Debbie Bliss

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 bulky 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.

Rico Fashion Gigantic Mohair
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Rico Fashion Gigantic Mohair

By Rico

6. Universal Yarn Bunny

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

Universal Yarn Bunny
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Universal Yarn Bunny

By Universal Yarn

7. Wisdom Yarns Poems Puzzle

If you want to add more texture and interest to your oversized arm knitting stitches than this is the yarn for you! This superwash merino and polyester blend yarn is created with a unique braided construction that will make each stitch eye-catching. Not only that, the glorious Paintbox style colors of the yarn will really pop on your finished make.

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 cozy arm knitted blankets and throws.

James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky
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James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky

By James C. Brett

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 colors, this yarn is definitely one to add to your wish list.

Loopy Mango Big Loop Yarn Merino
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Loopy Mango Big Loop Yarn Merino

By Loopy Mango

10. Spud & Chloe Outer

For an unbeatable softness against the skin this quick-knit bulky 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 color palette is ultra wearable and sure to make your projects look fantastic.

Spud & Chloe Outer
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Spud & Chloe Outer

By Spud & Chloe

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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