How to Finger Knit a Scarf in Less Than an Hour

Learn how to finger knit a scarf in less than an hour with this quick and easy tutorial. You’ll be able to make a cozy scarf for winter in no time!

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Assuming you already know how to finger knit, this guide will show you how to make a scarf in less than an hour. You will need two skeins of yarn, a pair of scissors, and a tapestry needle.

What You’ll Need

-1 skein of medium to bulky weight yarn (the thicker the yarn, the bigger your stitches will be)
-A comfortable place to sit

-A crochet hook or knitting needle (this will make it easier to pull your stitches through if you find your fingers getting sore)

Step One: Casting On

Before you begin, you’ll need to choose your yarn. Any medium weight yarn will work for finger knitting, but a chunky yarn will give your scarf more body and drape. Once you’ve selected your yarn, you’ll need to determine how long you want your scarf to be. For a child’s scarf, cast on 30 stitches. For an adult’s scarf, cast on 40 stitches.

To cast on, hold the end of the yarn in your dominant hand and make a slipknot about six inches from the end of the yarn. Cut the tail of the yarn so that you have two equal lengths of yarn.

Next, make a loop around your index finger with the strand of yarn in your non-dominant hand. Insert your middle finger into the loop and pull it over your index finger so that it rests behind your index finger (as shown in the first picture below). Then, use your thumb to grab the working strand of yarn (the strand coming from the skein) and pull it over the strand resting behind your index finger (as shown in the second picture below). You should now have two loops on your index finger with one loop overlapping the other (as shown in the third picture below).

Step Two: Knitting the Scarf

Now that you have your materials and you know the basic finger knit stitch, you are ready to start knitting your scarf!

To start, make a slip knot loop on your index finger, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Next, string the yarn over your index finger towards the back of your hand. Then, thread the yarn under your middle and ring fingers and over your pinky finger, back towards the front of your hand (over-under-over).

Finally, thread the yarn over your index finger towards the front of your hand again. Now you should have a loop on each finger (over-under-over).

Step Three: Binding Off

Now that you’ve reached the end of your scarf, it’s time to bind off. This will secure your work so that it doesn’t unravel. To bind off, start by knitting two stitches as usual. Then, use your left index finger to lift the first stitch over the second and off the needle. You should now have one stitch on your right needle. Repeat this process until you have only one stitch left on your needle. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread it through the last stitch. Pull tight and knot to secure. Congratulations, you’ve now completed your very own finger knit scarf!

Tips and Tricks

Finger knitting is a great way to make a quick and easy scarf. It’s also a great way to use up leftover yarn. And, best of all, it’s a fun project for kids and adults alike.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you finger knit a scarf in less than an hour:

– Use chunky yarn for a quicker project.
– Or, use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together.
– For a longer scarf, start with more yarn.
– Use your fingers as the “needles” and hold the yarn in your non-dominant hand.
– Wrap the yarn around your fingers – the more wraps, the thicker the scarf will be.
– Once you have the desired number of wraps, use your thumb to pull the first “stitch” over the second “stitch” and off your fingers.
– Continue until you have reached the end of the yarn or the desired length of scarf.

So, grab some yarn and give finger knitting a try!

Scarf Variations

Once you know how to finger knit, the possibilities for variations are endless. You can make a scarf in any weight yarn, with any number of strands held together, and in any length. You can even make a scarf with fringe or tassels. Here are somescarf variations to try:

-Use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together for a thick, warm scarf.
-Finger knit with one strand of chunky weight yarn for a quick project.
-For a long scarf, use three or four strands of lace weight yarn held together.
-Try usingvariegated yarn for an interesting effect.


So there you have it! In less than an hour, you can finger knit a scarf that is sure to keep you warm all winter long. With just a few simple steps, you can create a unique and stylish accessory that will be the envy of all your friends. So why not give it a try today?


If you’re new to finger knitting, don’t worry – it’s easy to learn! You can find plenty of resources online to help you get started. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites below.

Finger Knitting for Beginners: This helpful tutorial from eHow provides clear instructions and step-by-step photos to guide you through the process of finger knitting a scarf.

Finger Knitting 101: This finger knitting tutorial from Craftsy is a great resource for those who want to learn more about the basics of finger knitting, including how to cast on, knit, and bind off.

How to Finger Knit a Scarf in Less Than an Hour: This video tutorial from AllFreeKnitting is perfect for those who want to learn how to finger knit a scarf quickly and easily.

About the Author

I’m Jennessa Lea, the creator of Finger Knitting Fun. I’m passionate about teaching people of all ages how to finger knit. I believe that finger knitting is a skill that everyone can learn, and I’m excited to share my love of finger knitting with you!

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