How to Arm-Knit an Infinity Scarf in 30 Minutes

Big, beautiful scarves are all the rage for the winter months. Not only will they keep you nice and warm, but these bulky infinity scarves look fabulous, too! You could pay a pretty penny to keep up on the cozy winter trend, or you could make your very own infinity scarf right at home.

If you’re rolling your eyes imaging you attempting to knit a scarf, we understand. Knitting isn’t an easy thing to do! Once you learn, you might be able to get to scarf-making level, but getting there isn’t the easiest thing. Especially if you’re far too busy to pick up a new hobby.

So how can you get this stylish scarf for cheap without having to learn a complicated knitting technique?

With this amazing tutorial we found over at Handimania! In this video, you’ll be taught how to knit your own infinity scarf – without knitting needles. Instead you’ll use your arms to do the knitting.

All you’ll need for this 30-minute project are your own two hands and 4 skeins of some very bulky yarn (each skein should be about 40 m/130 ft/44 yd long and weigh approximately 100 g/0.25 lbs.)


How to Arm Knit an Infinity Scarf


  • 4 skeins of bulky yarn
  • Your hands!


  1. Cast out a few feet of yarn to get started.
  2. Use your arm as an anchor, wrapping and knotting the yarn around your wrist.
  3. Separate the two strands of yarn with your thumb and pointer finger so the yarn becomes taunt under your thumb. Loop your anchor hand under this yarn on your thumb, creating the next row.
  4. Repeat for approximately six rows.
  5. After about six lines, take the top loop of your anchor hand and loop it around your other wrist. Repeat Step 3 on your left hand for about six rows.
  6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 back and forth until your scarf in the length and thickness you’d like.

This entire process should only take about 30 minutes of your time and result is well worth it! What a perfect project to take up a snowy afternoon or to make in bulk for holiday gifts!

What do you think of this easy infinity scarf tutorial? Do you think you’ll give it a try this winter? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.