You can knit on your fingers! It’s a great way to keep your hands busy when you’re watching TV or waiting in line. And it’s a lot of fun, too. Here’s how to do it.
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What is finger knitting?
Finger knitting is a type of knitting that is done using the fingers instead of needles. It is a simple way to create a fabric that can be used for various purposes, such as making a scarf or a pair of gloves.
The benefits of finger knitting
Finger knitting is a great way to produce beautiful, unique items without having to use needles or complicated techniques. It’s also a lot of fun, and it’s very easy to learn how to do.
There are many benefits to finger knitting. It’s a great way to create custom clothing and accessories, as well as homewares and decorations. You can make items that are completely unique, or you can follow patterns to create more traditional items.
Finger knitting is also very relaxed and calming, making it perfect for when you want to unwind or destress. It’s also a great activity for kids, as it’s simple enough for them to learn but still produces impressive results.
If you’re interested in learning how to finger knit, there are plenty of resources available online and in bookstores. Once you know the basics, you’ll be able to create all sorts of beautiful things.
The supplies you’ll need
Before you start, you’ll need a few supplies:
-Yarn: any type of yarn will do, but chunky yarn is easier to work with
-Needles: you can use any size needles, but smaller needles are easier to control
-A tapestry needle (optional)
Now that you have your supplies, you’re ready to start knitting!
The basics of finger knitting
Finger knitting is a type of knitting that does not require any needles. All you need is some yarn and your fingers! This type of knitting is great for beginners, or for when you want to knit something small and portable like a scarf or a hat. Keep reading for instructions on how to get started finger knitting.
Increasing and decreasing stitches
There are two ways to increase or decrease the number of stitches on your fingers: by casting on or binding off, and by knitting or purling two stitches together.
To cast on:
1. Make a slipknot and put it over your first finger.
2. Bring the yarn over the top of your finger and under the bottom (back to front), then over the top again (front to back).
3. Using your other hand, pull the yarn through the loop on your finger to form a new stitch.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 until you have the desired number of stitches on your finger.
5. To finish, cut the yarn and pull it through the last loop on your finger.
To bind off:
1. Knit two stitches from your fingers onto your needle as usual.
2. Insert the tip of your needle into the first stitch you knit (the one closest to the point), and lift it over the second stitch and off your needle. You have now decreased by one stitch!
Adding new yarn
One of the most common questions we get asked is how to add new yarn when knitting on your fingers. This is a really simple process and once you know how, you’ll be able to add new yarn whenever you need to.
There are two ways to add new yarn: you can either tie the new yarn onto the existing yarn, or you can start knitting with the new yarn and leaving a tail of the old yarn.
If you’re tying the new yarn onto the existing yarn, you’ll need to make a slip knot in the new yarn. To do this, take the end of the new yarn and make a loop. Then take the end of the yarn and put it through the loop, making sure to pull it tight. You now have a slip knot in your new yarn.
Next, take your slip knot and put it over one of your fingers on your left hand (if you’re right handed). Then take the end of the existing yarn and put it over the same finger on your left hand (so that both pieces of yarn are on that finger). Now use your right hand to hold both pieces of yarn together and slide them off your left hand finger. You should now have a loop of both pieces of yarn around your right hand with both ends hanging down.
To finish adding the new yarn, simply knit or purl as normal using both pieces of yarn held together. As you knit, the old piece of yarn will slowly start to run out – when this happens, simply let go of that piece of yarn and continue knitting with just the new piece of yarn.
There are many reasons you might want to change colors while knitting. Maybe you’re working on a striped pattern, or maybe you’re making a colorwork design. Regardless of the reason, it’s easy to change colors mid-row or mid-round. The key is to be consistent with the tension of your stitches so that your work doesn’t pucker or become misshapen.
To change colors mid-row:
-With the new color you want to use, make a loop around your left thumb.
-With the old color, knit the next stitch on the left needle as usual.
-Now drop the old color from your left hand and allow it to hang at the back of your work.
-Pick up the new color with your left hand and knit the next stitch as usual.
-You’ve now changed colors! Continue knitting with the new color as desired.
To change colors mid-round:
Change colors in exactly the same way as for changing colors mid-row, but do it between rounds instead of rows. So when you get to the end of a round, drop the old color and pick up the new one before continuing on to the next round.
Knitting in the round
One of the most popular ways to knit is in the round. This means that you will be working in a continuous spiral without turning your work. You can knit in the round on double-pointed needles, circular needles, or on one long needle using the magic loop method. In this article, we will focus on knitting in the round on double-pointed needles.
Finishing your project
Your project is finished when you have reached the desired length or when you have used up all of your yarn. If you are using a pattern, follow the instructions for how to bind off or finish your project. Once you have finished, cut your yarn, leaving a tail that is about 6 inches long. Thread the tail through a tapestry needle and weave it in and out of the live stitches on your needles. Then, pull the yarn tight to secure the stitches and knot the end. You can now remove your project from your needles!
Advanced finger knitting techniques
Finger knitting is a great way to create simple projects without having to invest in needles or other materials. It’s also a perfect activity for kids, since it’s not as complicated as using needles. And once you know the basic stitch, there are a few fun ways you can dress up your finger-knit projects by using different techniques. In this article, we’ll show you how to do some advanced finger knitting techniques, like the purl stitch and increasing and decreasing stitches.