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How To Finger Knit

Extract from Finger Knitting • By Mary Beth Temple • Published by Fox Chapel Publishing

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Finger Knitting
Getting Started

A single strand of yarn will allow you to finger knit pieces that you can transform into tons of different projects! In this section, you’ll find everything you need to get started with finger knitting, plus some additional techniques to take your projects to the next level!

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  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 1
    Step 1

    Casting On

    Start the slip knot.
    Measure in several inches from the end of the yarn and form a slip knot. Start by forming a loop with the yarn. Then twist it so the strands cross at the bottom.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 2
    Step 2

    Complete the slip knot.

    Reach through the loop, grab the top strand, and pull it through, forming a new loop. Tighten the knot by gently tugging on the loose ends.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 3
    Step 3

    Anchor the slip knot.

    Put the slip knot on your left thumb and tighten it slightly so it is snug against your thumb but not too tight. The slip knot simply anchors the yarn on your hand to make knitting easier.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 4
    Step 4

    Weave one row.

    Bring the yarn over your left index finger, under your middle finger, over your ring finger, and under and around your pinky. Then, bring the yarn under your ring finger, over your middle finger, and under and around your index finger.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 5
    Step 5

    Weave one more row.

    Repeat the weaving pattern to create one more row. When finished, the yarn should be back at your thumb where it started, and you should see two loops on each finger.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 6
    Step 6

    Basic Stitch: Variation 1

    Remove the first bottom loop. After casting on, turn your hand so you are looking at your palm. You will see two loops on each finger. Starting with your pinky, lift the bottom loop over the top loop and off your finger. This will leave just one loop on your finger.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 7
    Step 7

    Remove the remaining bottom loops. Repeat with the loops on your remaining fingers, lifting the bottom loop over the top loop and off your finger for each one. This completes the first row. You can now remove the slip knot loop from your thumb as the yarn is anchored on your fingers.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 8
    Step 8

    Weave the yarn. Continue working with your palm facing you. Weave the yarn over and under your fingers for one row as described for casting on. When finished, you should see two loops on each finger.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 9
    Step 9

    Remove the bottom loops.
    Lift the bottom loop on each finger over the top loop and off your finger. When finished, you will have one loop on each finger. This completes the second row.

  • How to knit with your fingers. How To Finger Knit - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat. Continue weaving the yarn over and under your fingers and then lifting the bottom loop off each finger to add rows. As you work, your project will grow off the back of your hand. Occasionally tug on the tail of yarn at the back of your hand to snug up the project as you work.

    Tip
    Make sure the yarn loops are not too tight around your fingers as you work. Keep them loose so you can easily lift them off to form each row and remove them from your fingers when you are finished.

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