Finger Knitting

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Equipment:

 Wool/Yarn

Instructions:

Start by tying a slip knot near the end of the yarn. Leave yourself about 15 centimeters (cms) of yarn after the knot.

 

Place the loop over your pointer finger and tighten it a little.

Take the 15 cms length of yarn and move it out of the way. You’ll need it so you can tie your bracelet at the end.

Using yarn from the ball of yarn (not the15 cms end), weave the yarn UNDER your middle finger (it’s important you go under your middle finger), then OVER your ring finger and UNDER your pinky.

Then wrap the yarn around and OVER your pinky, UNDER your ring finger, OVER your middle finger and UNDER your pointer finger.

Got it? Over, under, over under, just like in the photo below.

You’ll end up with a loop on each of your four fingers. Push the loops to the same spot on your fingers so they line up in a straight line, like in the photo below.

Then wrap the yarn (which will be coming from UNDER your pointer finger) over and across all of your fingers, above the line of loops that you just finished weaving.

It should look like the photo below:

Starting with your pointer finger, take the bottom loop, lift it up and over the top yarn that you laid over your fingers, and then over your finger and to the back.

You’ll be left with one loop on your pointer finger.

Then move on to your middle finger, and do it again – take the bottom loop, lift it up and over the yarn that you laid over your fingers, and then over your finger and to the back.

Repeat for your ring finger and your pinky.

You should be left with one loop on each finger.

Now take the yarn and lay it over your fingers above the loops, just as you did before.

Starting with the bottom loop on your pinky, lift it up and over the yarn that you laid over your fingers, and then over your pinky and to the back.

Keep lifting the bottom loop on each finger up and over in this way. Every time you finish a row you should be left with one loop on each finger. Then you’ll take the yarn and lay it over your fingers above the loops, and you’ll lift the loop on each finger up and over it.

Repeat, repeat, repeat until you’re happy with the length.

How to Tie Off When You’re Done:

When you’re done, cut the yarn, leaving yourself about an 20 cms length at the end.

This is way easier to show in the video, so if you’re confused, please watch the video!  (at the bottom of this page)

Take the end, and pull it through the loop on the last finger you knitted. In my case, I finished on my pinky, so that’s where I pulled the end through first. Once the end has been pulled through the loop, you can take that loop off your finger.

Then push the end of the yarn through the loop on the next finger. When it’s through that loop, you can take the loop off your finger.

Repeat for all your fingers, pulling the yarn through each of the loops before you take it off your finger.

Take the two loose ends of yarn and tie them together. You can tie them in a knot and trim the ends, or you can tie it in a bow like I did.

 

It makes a super cute bracelet!

 

 

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