Using your fingers and some yarn, you can create some interesting wearable works of art.
- Two skeins of yarn.
- Pair of scissors.
- Measure out a piece of yarn to about 3 inches and hold between thumb and palm.
- Begin by bringing yarn up and behind middle finger.
- Across your ring finger, behind and around your little finger.
- Bring the yarn across the back of the ring finger and over the middle finger.
- Take yarn behind the index finger and bring it around the index finger.
- 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).
- Hold yarn behind first and middle finger while you work the next step.
- On each finger, bring the bottom row of yarn over the top row of yarn and finger, until there is only one row remaining. *
- Repeat steps 2-7 until you have reached the desired length of the scarf. **
- Gently slip each loop off of your fingers.
- Leave around six inches of yarn to tie off the scarf. Weave the ends through the loops and tie them together.
- 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