Finger knitting is a simple and fun way to create knitted cords using only your hands and fingers. It is a great way to learn the basics of knitting, and it can be a fun activity for people of all ages. Finger knitting is also a great way to use up leftover yarn.
To finger knit, you will need some yarn, preferably thick, chunky yarn that is easy to work with. You will also need some patience, as it can take some time to get the hang of it.
Here are the basic steps of finger knitting:
- Make a slip knot. To do this, make a loop with the yarn and then loop the yarn through itself. Pull the loop tight so that it does not slip off your finger.
- Cast on. To cast on, wrap the yarn around your fingers. The number of times you wrap the yarn will determine how wide your knitted cord will be. For a beginner, it is recommended to start with 4 or 5 wraps.
- Knit stitch. To knit stitch, use your index finger to pick up the bottom loop of yarn on your pinky finger. Pull the loop over your index finger and then over your thumb. Repeat this process with the next three fingers.
- Reposition the yarn. Once you have knit all of the loops on your fingers, reposition the yarn so that it is now behind your fingers.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4. Continue knitting in this way until you have reached the desired length.
- Bind off. To bind off, simply cut the yarn and then tie a knot in the end.
Once you have mastered the basics, you can experiment with different techniques, such as making a scarf, hat, or even a blanket. Finger knitting is a fun and easy way to create beautiful and unique items.