Finger knitting only needs some yarn and a pair of hands so it's a great activity for a long journey or to pass time in a waiting room. It's much easier than regular knitting so it's ideal for children. You can finger knit a wide range of yarn - try wool, string, ribbon or even long strips of material. You can produce a piece of knitting long enough to make a belt or hairband in very little time which makes it a very satisfying activity. Very young kids might enjoy helping a grown-up to knit on their little fingers to make a scarf together for a doll or teddy.
: Any Age
Rest when you have 2 loops on each finger and the string between your middle and ring finger
Lifting the lower loop over the upper loop
All lower loops cast off leaving one loop on each finger
A few more weaves to go until we have 2 loops on each finger and the string resting between middle and ring fingers
It's great fun to see the knitting quickly grow on the reverse side of your hand
Lift the knitting off your fingers to give 4 loops
Pass the tail through the loops
Younger children might enjoy helping a grown up to do the knitting on their little fingers to make a scarf for a favourite toy
Ready for winter
What materials have you tried finger knitting with? Please share your ideas or photos via the comments section.
We also tried plastic string
#5 to 10s
#Fine Motor Skills
It gave a fun glossy finish, perfect for a hairband or belt
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