Finger Knitting

by Chris on January 7, 2014

So I put a picture on Instagram of me doing some finger knitting. I wasn’t even going to write a post on it, but then I kept getting e-mails from people asking about it. Shows how clueless I can be, eh? To say that knitting is foreign to me is an understatement, so I was pretty skeptical that this would work. Well by-golly it did! 

Knitted garland

I sat down with a skein (I looked that up) of yarn and spent a half a football game knitting away. I’d say it made about a 15-foot garland. Not bad for a few bucks!

Finger knitting

No, I will not be giving you a tutorial. I’m just not that good at it yet. I watched a few different tutorials, and I think this one is the best! She goes nice and slow and is very clear in her directions. Feel free to watch this if you need some guidance. 

I played around with it to see how I wanted to use it around the house.

Finger knitting garland

Finger knit garland

I settled on a little scarf for my vase. And yes…my house is in “winter mode”. No major Christmas items, but when you’re buried under a couple of feet of snow, it just doesn’t feel right to put the cozy decor away just yet. Finger knitting scarf

Want some more ideas for finger knitting? These are a few of my favorites! 

Finger knit wreath

finger knit wreaths

Nester Christmas

Christmas tree garland

Love pillow

personalized pillow



Malmerk January 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

Very beautiful!

Kelly Boettcher January 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

My girls learned how to finger knit this winter and spent hours making long colorful garlands that we will be hanging up in their room. I think that I need to buy some white yarn for them to make one for me!

colette January 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

What a great idea! Making a garland! I love it! My house is also decorated for winter. I put up snowmen, and snowflakes. Definitely going to add a garland of finger knitting! Love that LET IT SNOW sign on the mantle!

Star January 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

Wow. That is incredibly imaginative! I would never have thought you could do so many things with finger knitting creations. And it all looks so festive :) Thanks for sharing!

Barb Grooms January 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

What an idea. I took classes to crochet finger knitting is new to me. I ll check it out. I like the garland on the mantle too.

Jill Flory January 8, 2014 at 11:56 am

Awesome! So glad you shared! And I need to follow you on instagram now – I’m still new at having a smart phone so I’m still finding all my friends!

Chris January 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Heh! The world of smart phones requires a degree. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie refresh resytle January 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Oh my goodness, I need to finger knit! So cool!

Chris January 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Who knew, right? Such a simple activity and pretty cute. :)

Christina M January 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

I like your “rope” better than the “ladder” type knitting shown in the tutorial. Did you do something differently than the tutorial to get that different look? Thanks. And, you were right; that tutorial is very easy to follow!

Kelley January 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I forgot to say on your Facebook feed yesterday that I love how you used your garland on the mantle, and as a vase scarf. I may try to rehome mine after I finally take down my tree! ;)

Christina — after you do maybe 4-5 rows, grab your loose end and give it a hard TUG. then every few rows, tug on the already knitted part of your yarn. That’s what makes it rope-like.

Kristin S January 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I did that a few years ago and every girlfriend in my life got a scarf. I still love them! It never crossed my mind to use it as garland or to cover a wreath!??!?! Brilliant.

I quickly switched to a cheap crochet hook because my pinchy fingers started to hurt.

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