Finger Knitting


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Using your fingers and some yarn, you can create some interesting wearable works of art.



  • Two skeins of yarn.
  • Pair of scissors.
  • Hands.





  1. Measure out a piece of yarn to about 3 inches and hold between thumb and palm.
  2. Begin by bringing yarn up and behind middle finger.
  3. Across your ring finger, behind and around your little finger.
  4. Bring the yarn across the back of the ring finger and over the middle finger.
  5. Take yarn behind the index finger and bring it around the index finger.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you have two rows on of your yarn on each finger. (There will be a total of four strings when using two skeins of yarn).
  7. Hold yarn behind first and middle finger while you work the next step.
  8. On each finger, bring the bottom row of yarn over the top row of yarn and finger, until there is only one row remaining. *
  9. Repeat steps 2-7 until you have reached the desired length of the scarf. ** 
  10. Gently slip each loop off of your fingers. 
  11. Leave around six inches of yarn to tie off the scarf. Weave the ends through the loops and tie them together. 
  12. Securely tie the two strings together in a knot.

 * There are going to be two pieces of yarn per row.

 ** The first few rows will not look like anything is working, once you have completed several rows you will begin to see the chain.


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Created by Bonnie, Adult Engagement Specialist at Community Libraries