Holiday Bonanza: Arm Knit a Cowl with Anne Weil

Arm knit a cowl with Anne Weil

This post is part of Creativebug’s Holiday Bonanza. Check out the rest of the videos in the series here.

There’s no better gift to give at the holidays than a cozy, oversized cowl. In this class, Anne Weil shows how to make a simple arm-knit cowl using nothing more than super-bulky yarn and your arms. She even shares a fun variation, perfect for the holidays – a bulky scarf with festive pompom adornments. In about an hour, you can whip up this luxe accessory for the ultimate in handmade gift-giving.

Arm Knit a Cowl

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  • Approximately 300 yards of super-bulky yarn (Anne uses 3 skeins of Rowan Big Wool in Deer)
  • Paper towel roll
  • Scissors
  • Approximately 100 yards super-bulky yarn and iPhone or 3” x 4” piece of cardboard (if making the pompom scarf variation)

Anne Weil is a modern maker, blogger and author living in Baltimore, MD. Her book, Knitting Without Needles, is filled with arm- and finger- knit accessories, home goods and whimsical items. It will be published in September 2015 by Potter Craft. To find out more about Anne, visit her blog,

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