For those who would love to try knitting but aren’t so sure they can get the hang of it, start with arm knitting. It will give you large, open loops and a bulky, fashionable finished product. Shira is using Homespun Thick & Quick (88% acrylic/12% polyester), which can be found at Michaels or Joanns (or on LionBrand’s website) for around $9.99 per skein.
She used two skeins divided, which would put your project at approx $20 unless you have coupons.
For those who do not want to use Thick & Quick, it is a bulky yarn (classification 5) and each skein runs around 160 yards or (146 meters).
I found this nifty classification chart below: