Craft Day :: Finger Knitting

Last November Caroline and Angela and I met at a coffee shop one last time before Caroline moved away.  She gave us each a gift~ a finger knitted scarf she had made.  I promptly put mine around my neck, then put it on my Christmas tree and now it’s on my mantle.

Angela couldn’t get enough of it and insisted that Caroline show her how she made them and of course, that led us to Maggie’s blog and Maggies’s Finger Knitting Tutorial.  This is such a fun and easy project.  And I’m not even going to attempt to show you how to do it when my friend Maggie has already done the work. Want to see it in action? Here’s a video:

Finger knitting is a perfect craft day craft because once you get the hang of it, you can just sit and talk.  Angela brought buttons and paraphernalia for anyone who wanted to make a necklace, but, I’m working on making another garland so I can use it on our tree next year.  Angela has an entire post showing different yarns she’s used and necklaces and scarfs she’s made from finger knitting.

Want to see more craft day ideas?  You can follow our crafty day Pinterest board to find some fun inspiration–thanks Reeve for setting that up!

Do you have an idea for a super fun, easy, rewarding, talk while you do it craft we should try for craft day?  Tell us about it in the comments.

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  1. It looks so cozy on your mantle! Very pretty!

  2. Love this! My daughter finger knits all the time! She made a bunch of her friends scarves for Christmas. I love the way you hung it on your mantle. Using it as garland is such a beautiful idea!!

  3. I am loving this…with a upcoming road trip from Michigan to Florida this is the perfect thing for my girls to do in the car…and me too while I try not to get car sick ; ) thanks for he idea and links.

  4. Oooh, I think there may be some cute lightweight Springtime scarves in my future!

    And, I think the ladies in my Jr. High youth group will really like this, too. After all, duct tape wallets and roses are totally the bomb – but you CAN’T WEAR THEM!

    Nester, thanks for sharing those links.
    Will start “knitting” tonight.
    ~ Dana

  5. I like the idea of not having to use the sharpy pointy tools. ;-) And a party looks mighty fine. :-)

  6. Soooooooooooo much fun! I wish we could do craft day every day!

  7. What fun! I loved seeing all you ladies in one of my favorite living rooms…no seriously I have this one pinned….just love it. What is the color used for that table? It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Lori

  8. jontalelise says

    How funny! I just pinned a finger knitting tutorial for bracelets on Saturday night. It used jersey fabric. I lead a women’s group once a week and we do a craft each meeting; our last craft was finger knitting.

  9. I had to chuckle when I saw this post because my 2nd grade, very rambunctious boy came home from school yesterday talking about his friends who know how to knit with their fingers. He was totally amazed by it! I’m going to hop on over to Gussy’s tutorial so we can learn how to finger knit!

  10. What a great simple craft! Thanks for sharing the link to Gussy’s tutorial – I’m off to check it out.

  11. Aww—we have Craft Day with my friends too! How Fun!!!

  12. Oh My Gosh! As soon as I saw the first image of this post a great childhood memory came flooding back to me. My grandmother taught my sisters and I to finger knit. It would keep us busy for hours. Thanks for a great post. It’s definitely something I will be sharing with my kids too!

  13. Looks fun! I love your use of it on the mantle.

  14. Yea for another successful craft day. I’ve actually been finger knitting up a storm lately;)

  15. I LOVE that you have Crafty Days with your friends. :) That is so cool! It’s so important to keep up with your relationships by planning fun stuff like that!

  16. Very impressive. I love that it is so pretty!

  17. i used to finger knit growing up. i loved it. thanks for bringing back that memory…know i need to teach my daughters!

  18. I agree, this really brings back memories. I wish I knew when or how I learned this or even who taught me. Must go back and re-learn. Thanks!

  19. Oh goodness, I have been playing around with this finger knitting all day! I made a few necklaces and a long garland already….thank you for the inspiration! :)

  20. This I must try!

  21. Love it!

  22. I’ve planned a grown up girls sleepover at the end of the month. This would be perfect to do while watching a movie marathon!

  23. Love to finger crochet – learned from my cousins when I was probably 6 or 7. I’ve since taught all my kids and they love it too. Great for travel too – on long road trips before DVD players & mp3s, I would pass the time this way. And, it’s a wonderful sensory activity for improved manual dexterity and fun for the instant-gratification factor. I used to sit & crochet a whole skein, then reuse it to make it even thicker the 2nd time around (harder to maneuver, but fun nonetheless).

  24. Hi Nester! i love your blog – just curious about the cool looking plant on your mantle in the last photo here… do you know what its called?

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  25. nice going!

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