I’m an avid knitter, but I know it’s not for everyone. I have some friends I’ve taught to knit who haven’t even cast off their first scarf. Here are some great alternatives to knitting that give you the look of a knitted project without the needles!
Grab a movie and create a blanket to cozy up with before it’s over. This is a perfect rainy day project that will go by with enough time to read a book with some hot cocoa before the day ends.
Loom Knit Bear Cowl – Mom to 3 Miracles on Craftster
I learned to loom knit when I was younger, but I never made anything more than a scarf. I’m so impressed by the possibilities out there for loom knitting now, like this adorable bear cowl! Any kid would love to show this off.
Finger Knit Ear Warmer – Simply Maggie
Create yourself a cute headband in 15 minutes using just your fingers. Finger knitting is so easy to learn, anyone can have their own homemade headband.
Arm Knit Shawl – Zoomsnoren
I’ve always wanted to make myself a huge shawl like this one, but I always shy away from it because it would take me too long. I love the idea of creating a huge, cozy shawl with arm knitting. It looks so quick and easy!
DIY Tasseled Love Pillow – Flax & Twine
Use your finger knitting skills to create a cute and personal pillow to add to your home decor. I love the look of the variegated yarn with this finger knit project, and the tassels really tie it together.
Have you tried arm knitting, or done something cute with a finger knit project? Have you gotten creative with a loom? We’d love to see! Send us an email or link in the comments, and check out our Craft Trends Pin Board for more inspiration!