How to Finger Knit

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

GOOD THINGS December 2013

An easy and fun craft, finger-knitting makes for a great way to busy the hands while quieting the mind. Contributor Katie Gast explains the many applications there are for the finished product—from necklaces to give as gifts to garlands for a tree or mantel.

What You'll Need


  • Yarn (Lion Brand Yarn)
  • Scissors


  1. Print

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

  2. Print

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

  3. Print

    Make a full loop around your four fingers.

  4. Print

    Slip the bottom (woven) row over the top (unwoven) row, from pinkie to index finger. Repeat steps two through four 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 of your fingers. Tie the tail to the closest loop and trim

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