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Project

Finger-Knitting Fun

Yarn and busy fingers are all you need for this simple technique.

Introduction

Our summer intern Katie Gast showed us how many applications there are for the finished product -- from necklaces to give as gifts to garlands for a tree or mantel.

Glitter eyelash yarn, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from $5.50 for 39 yd., lionbrand.com

Materials

  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Slip the end of a ball of yarn between your thumb and index finger. Pinch to anchor the yarn as you knit. Then loop the yarn around your pinkie and weave it through your fingers.

  2. Step 2

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    Loop the yarn around your index finger completely, and weave it toward your pinkie.

  3. Step 3

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    Make a full loop around your four fingers.

  4. Step 4

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    Slip the bottom (woven) row over the top (unwoven) row, from pinkie to index finger. Repeat steps 2 through 4 as the knitted side flows down the back of your hand to the desired length. To cast off, cut the yarn, leaving about a 10-inch tail. Pull the yarn through all four loops, then pull the loops off your fingers. Tie the tail to the closest loop; trim.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2013