Finger knitting is a really cool way of producing a long rope like piece. These pieces can then be used to make everything from scarves, blankets and even hats. You can get very creative with almost no tools.
If you wanted to try your hand at knitting (no pun intended!) but don't have needles or much in the way of supplies, then simply using your body as the loom is a very creative way to produce yarn products. The stitches look different and actually quite cool.
The below video can show you how to get started. This is an easy stress free way to get creative instead of being parked in front of the computer. I love the idea of finger knitting because you can do this anywhere.
I love the stitch pattern
If you have ever using the spool loom or "corking" as it was called when I was a kid, then you will soon realize that this is something similar.
Kids would love to do this too. No tools other than your hand and maybe some scissors when your work is done. They can make quick projects such as bracelets for fun or to give away. You could make necklaces too and even add some beads.
I was thinking you could make a black necklace from glittery yarns and add sparkly beads and create a really cool choker style necklace out of leftover bits of yarn using your fingers to knit.
Below is a cool book on Amazon that has all kinds of really cool projects to do using finger knitting. No worries about knitting needle accidents with the kids, and you as an adult can have just as much fun. There are many forms of knitting that do not have to be done on needles. It can be fun to check out new crafts and project ideas.
The only downside I see to this craft, is if you had to stop and do something else. I was thinking you would have to put the stitches on holders or something? But if you just want quickie projects, just make sure you are not needed for 20 minutes or so!
Finger Knitting Ideas
I got back into knitting after leaving it for many years to help with my insomnia. As it turns out, fooling around with your electronics, whether your laptop, tablet or phone can keep a part of your brain awake and if you are a sensitive sleeper as I am, then this can play havoc.
I was told TV in the evening was OK, as long as I was sitting far enough back, so then I decided to become productive with knitting. I wanted simple easy ideas that didn't require counting or worrying about patterns. I wanted to simply watch some TV at my days end with some simple knitting project in hand. I sleep like a log now!
As you can see by the book above. There are many cool things to make with your finger knitted rope. At first I thought, what am I supposed to do with these ropes that grow from my hand? That question was answered with the book above that gave me all kinds of ideas. I especially love the hat, but the bracelets would work with all those leftovers.
Leftover Yarn Projects
Finger knitting smaller items such as you see on the cover of the book, would be a great way to use up leftover yarn. Since I started knitting again and have created many scarves,
and even a cat bed, I have accumulated a few extra balls of yarn. I used up many on the cat bed project but there will always be some laying around. If you are super frugal you could tie them together to make one larger ball of different colours and textures, which could be fun too.
Check it out and have some fun. It is amazing what you can create from that leftover ball of yarn without even using knitting needs. Try finger knitting or show your kids, they can enjoy being creative too.
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.