I’ve been writing a lot this week over on About about arm knitting, but another great way to knit without needles is finger knitting.
Finger knitting is a good way to get kids started because they don’t have to fumble with needles so it can feel a little easier and still gets them the concepts of making loops and slipping stitches around to make a knit fabric.
Craft Foxes has a good illustrated tutorial on finger knitting, which it calls a boy craft, but it’s a good gateway into regular knitting for all kinds of kids. I may try this on my daughter soon, since she says the knitting needles are too slippery.
Have you done finger knitting with kids or yourself? I’d love to hear about it!
[Photo via Craft Foxes.]
By Sarah White