How to Lightly Felt Wool Roving for Arm Knitting Yarn

Introduction: How to Lightly Felt Wool Roving for Arm Knitting Yarn

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Merino wool roving blankets are trending globally right now, but these gorgeous luxury blankets are EXPENSIVE!

I'll teach you how to create yarn out of wool roving (pssssssssssst and where to buy it for cheap) so you can create your own blankets for a fraction of the retail price!

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Step 1: Watch the Video!

The types of wool roving that felt up best for arm knitting yarn are: Corriedale, Shetland and Merino each one is soft as clouds and heavenly warm.

Step 2: Fix the Rough Bits

Go through the entire length of roving (usually 150 meters, or 3 kg (6.6 lbs) is enough for a decent sized throw) and find all the rough bits. Smooth your hand over the rough bits to stick them back onto the bulk of the roving.

Step 3: Wind a Ball and Knit It

GENTLY wind your wool roving into a center pull ball, then knit it all up with your arms. Doing this creates friction on the wool and will begin to lightly felt it.

Step 4: Unravel and Repeat

GENTLY unravel everything you've just knitted, and repeat steps 3 and 4 several times until your wool roving gets stiff and will not break when given a firm tug.

Step 5: Yarn Complete!


You've just created jumbo arm knitting yarn. You can now knit up a gorgeous blanket for a fraction of the retail price.

Happy Arm Knitting,


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    Question 5 months ago on Introduction

    Where did you buy your wool at a cheap price as stated, "(pssssssssssst and where to buy it for cheap)"?