How to Finger Knit a Scarf in 10 Easy Steps

From start to finish, learn how to finger knit a scarf in just 10 easy steps. This step-by-step guide includes everything you need to know to make your very own cozy scarf.

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Materials needed

To finger knit a scarf, you will need the following materials: yarn, scissors, and a tapestry needle. You will also need a pair of knitting needles in size 8 US (5.0 mm) for finishing the ends of your scarf.

Yarn: For this project, you will need approximately 200 yards of worsted weight yarn in any color of your choice.

Scissors: You will need a pair of scissors to cut the yarn when you are finished knitting.

Tapestry needle: A tapestry needle is a blunt-tipped needle that is used for weaving in ends and seaming together knitted pieces. It has a large eye that can accommodate several strands of yarn.

Knitting needles: You will need a pair of knitting needles in size 8 US (5.0 mm) to finish the ends of your scarf.

Step one: make a slip knot

Before you can start finger knitting, you’ll need to make a slip knot. This will be the Anchor stitch that you’ll build the rest of your scarf around.

To make a slip knot, start with a long tail of yarn and make a loop. Stick your thumb and first 2 fingers through the loop, then grab the tail of yarn with those same fingers. Hold on to the tail end of the yarn and pull tight. You should now have a loop around your fingers with a long tail hanging off the backside. This is your slip knot!

Step two: insert fingers into the loop

To finger knit a scarf, you will need:
-a skein of yarn (any color or type)
-scissors
-a ruler or tape measure

Step one: make a slip knot
Step two: insert fingers into the loop, spreading them evenly around the knot. You should have four loops on each finger – two loops on the front and two loops on the back.
Step three: knit the first row by taking the bottom loop on your index finger and passing it over the top loop, then over the top of the next two fingers, and finally over the fourth finger. snug the stitch by pulling on both ends of the yarn. You should now have one loop on each finger.
Step four: purl the second row by taking the bottom loop on your index finger and passing it under the top loop, then under  the top of the next two fingers, and finally under  the fourth finger. snug  the stitch by pulling on both ends of the yarn. You should now have one loop on each finger.
Step five: continue knitting and purling rows until your scarf measures approximately 60 inches (152 cm) long, or until you reach  the end of your skein of yarn.
Step six: to finish, cut  the yarn leaving a long tail (at least 12 inches/30 cm). thread  the tail onto a tapestry needle, and pass  it through all of the loops on all fingers.pull tight and secure  the end by making a knot. weave in any loose ends.

Step three: yarn over and pull through

Step three: yarn over and pull through

Yarn over and pull through both loops on your needle. You should now have one loop on your needle. Repeat steps two and three until you have the desired length for your scarf.

Step four: yarn over and pull through both loops

Now that you have the basic stitch down, it’s time to start finger knitting your scarf! You will need about 2-3 skeins of yarn, depending on how long you want your scarf to be.

To begin, make a slip knot and slide it over your index finger, leaving a 6-inch tail. Then, yarn over (this means to wrap the yarn around your index finger) and pull the strand through the loop on your finger (see photo above). You should now have two loops on your index finger. Next, yarn over and pull the strand through both loops – you have now completed one stitch!

Step five: repeat steps four and five

This scarf is finger knit using a basic stitch. It’s easy to do and only requires two fingers, making it a perfect project for beginners. You can use any type of yarn, but a thicker yarn will produce a warmer scarf.

To finger knit a scarf, you will need:
-Yarn
-Scissors
-Two fingers

Step one: Make a slip knot in the yarn, leaving a long tail. The long tail will be used to sew the ends of the scarf together.

Step two: Place the slip knot over your index finger and hold it in place with your thumb. Wrap the yarn around your pinky finger.

Step three: Use your index finger to poke through the loop on your pinky finger, then grab the working yarn with that finger. Pull the working yarn through the loop, making sure not to tightens the loop too much. You’ve now made your first stitch!

Step four: Wrap the yarn around your pinky finger again and use your index finger to poke through the loop. Grab the working yarn with that finger and pull it through the loop, making sure not to tighten the loop too much. You’ve now made your second stitch! Repeat this step until you have reached the desired length for your scarf.
Step five: To finish off your scarf, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Use your fingers to pull one end of the long tail through all of the loops on your fingers. Then, gently pull on both tails until all of the loops have come off of your fingers and are gathered together in a tight bundle. Tie a knot in both tails to secure them, then use those tails to sew up any gaps in your scarf (optional). And that’s it – you’ve now completed your very ownfinger knit scarf!

Step six: cut the yarn and tie a knot

Once you’ve reached the end of your project, it’s time to cut the yarn and tie a knot. Here’s how to do it:

1. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail (about 6 inches).

2. thread the tail through the loop on your finger.

3. pull the tail tight, making sure the knot is secure.

4. trim the excess yarn, and you’re finished!

Step seven: weave in the ends

Assuming you’ve already completed steps one through six, it’s now time to weave in the ends so your scarf will be nice and finished. To do this, simply take the tail end of your yarn and thread it through the loops on your needle. Then, pull the tail gently until the end is snug against the body of your work. You can now cut the yarn, leaving a short tail. Repeat this process with the other end of your yarn.

Step eight: enjoy your new scarf!

You’ve now reached the end of your scarf and you can slide the loops off your fingers. You may need to gently tug on each row to even out the tension. Once you’re happy with the overall look of your scarf, it’s time to enjoy it!

Bonus tips

1. Materials. You will need a skein of worsted weight yarn, a pair of scissors, and a tapestry needle. If you are a beginner knitter, you might also want to use a crochet hook to help keep your stitches uniform.

2. Make a slipknot and place it on your middle finger. You will be holding the working yarn (the tail end) in your left hand, and the ball end will be in your right hand.

3. Wrap the working yarn around your index finger 10 times.

4. Holding the front loops with your left thumb and the back loops with your left index finger, slide the loops off your middle finger and onto your index finger, one at a time. You should now have 20 loops on your index finger (10 front loops and 10 back loops).

5. Knit two stitches by inserting your right index finger between the front and back loops of the first stitch on your left index finger, then bringing the working yarn over the top of your right index finger and off the tip of your left index finger. Slip this new stitch off yourleftindexfingerandonto rightindexfinger.Repeatthisstepuntil you have 2 stitches on right fingers— 1 st on ring (back) side & 1 st on pinky (front) side—& 18 sts rem onyourleft fingers (9 eachonmiddle&pointer). You will now have completed one row of knitting!

6. To knit the next row, simply repeat step 5 until you have knit 10 rows or until your scarf is as long as you would like it to be.

7. To bind off (finish knitting), cut the working yarn leaving a long tail (at least 12 inches). Slip the first stitch overthesecondstitchonyourneedleandofftheneedle(2sts remainon needle),*insertthescissorsthroughthefirst loopon needle&cuttheyarn;pullyarnthroughloop &slipthisloopoff needle;repeat from * until only1 loopremainson needle;pullworking yarn throughthis loop & tighten to knot; weave in ends with tapestry needle

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