How to Make a Finger-Knit Scarf

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How to Make a Finger-Knit Scarf
Make a finger-knit scarf using craft materials. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

When kids learn how to knit for the very first time, it can be difficult and frustrating for them to grasp the concept of knitting with two needles. Instead of starting your child out on knitting needles, teach her how to knit using her own fingers. Your child can finger-knit smaller projects, such as a scarf, instead of larger, more complex projects that can cause frustration. You can teach your child how to finger-knit a scarf using a few materials that can be purchased from any craft supply store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Yarn
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Grasp the end of the yarn, still connected to the yarn ball, in between your thumb and index finger.

  2. 2

    Wind the yarn behind your forefinger, in front of your ring finger and behind your pinky.

  3. 3

    Wind the yarn back in front of your pinky, behind your ring finger, in front of your forefinger and behind your index finger.

  4. 4

    Wrap the yarn completely around your hand, which will create a strip of yarn wrapped in front of the yarn you wound around your fingers.

  5. 5

    Grasp the yarn wound around each finger, one at a time, and flip it over the wrapped yarn. This completes one stitch. The wrapped yarn will remain in front of each finger and will become the next finger-woven stitch.

  6. 6

    Continue wrapping and finger-knitting the yarn until the finger-knitting is 48 inches long.

  7. 7

    Cut off the finger-knitting from the ball of yarn, leaving a six-inch tail. Insert the tail through each wound loop on your fingers, then pull it taut. Knot the yarn to secure the knitting in place. Trim off the excess yarn tails before wearing the finger-knitted scarf.

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