Arm Knit a throw workshop
Sara Prior, from Cloud Nine Knits, held an Arm Knit a Throw workshop at the Yard Market in Godalming. Arm knitting involves, not surprisingly, knitting using just your arms and not knitting needles. It uses giant wool to create the large knit effect.
Sara uses a 2kg ball of giant vegan unspun acrylic wool for making one throw, roughly 70cm x 130cm (depending on how tight or loose you make it).
The first decision was which colour to choose. A simple decision, or so I thought! It turns out I can choose and buy a house in less time than it took to choose a wool colour! I opted for light teal in the end.
Casting on was definitely a challenge but the actual knitting was very therapeutic. Sara was on hand to help with any problems and gave excellent demonstrations of each stage. I rewarded myself with a sip of Prosecco at the end of each row (when I had a free arm!). It is definitely a craft to try when you don’t need to answer a door or go to the toilet (although Sara has a method of freeing you from your knitting!).
After the two hours, all of the group had completed their throws and finally got to tuck into the lovely cakes that the Yard Market had supplied but that we had been unable to eat as we had an arm full of knitting!
Sara hosts regular workshops at Yard Market and other venues. For more information, visit the Cloud Nine Knits website.
Yard Market sell unique handcrafted items from independent artists and makers. It is full of beautiful things and great ideas. They have just opened an Earth Conscious Corner for refills of household products. There is always something new in there. They are located at the rear of 99-105 High Street, Godalming (through the archway by the Godalming Food Company).