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Knitting with big wool, chunky wool or as we prefer to call it, wool roving is more popular than ever! It is easy to see why, it is easy, the results are great and the material you work with feels soft and smooth! In this guide to (arm) knitting with wool roving for beginners we get you on your way!
To start with armknitting you only need the woolroving in your favorite colour, a nice comfy chair and a cup of hot coco!
If you prefer to knit on needles you will also need some big knitting needles.
If knitting is new to you we have a series of videos below that will get you on your way! The video directly below here shows you how to set up knitting with wool roving on needles. Below that video you can find how to do the knitting on just your arms instead!
For wool lovers there is nothing better than getting arm-deep into the wool! Arm-knitting allows you to do so and create a beautiful blanket or carpet while indulging! In the video below we show you how to do the arm-knitting!
All good things come to a (temporary) end; when you are done with your project you will need to finish the project off. Here we show how to end your knitting!
However makes no mistakes never makes anything! Sometimes your roving breaks while knitting! But fret not; it is very easy to reconnect your roving and continue knitting! Watch this video if you just broke your roving, or if you just want to know to show your friends when they inevitably break there roving!
A lot of people ask us if they can wash their projects and how to maintain them afterwards!
Since your project will be made out of 100% wool you will need to be careful with washing it. The wool can still felt and should be handled carefully. Wash it by hand with a woolwash detergent.
Also, because wool roving is not spun it has a small tendency to “pill”. This is where the wool roving loses small balls of hair. If you want to minimize this you can close the fibers off by slightly wet-felting your project.
To do so, prepare a bucket with warm (not super hot) soapy water, preferably a non agressive soap like olive soap. You then gently rub your project with the soapy water. This will close off the fibers of the wool roving.
We hope this guide to arm knitting with wool roving for beginners has helped you start your project and are looking forward to seeing your finished products shared on social media!
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