Finger Knitting Made Easy!

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How to Finger Knit This Scarf

Finger knitting is probably the easiest way to get started with knitting and it is a great, productive way to spend your free time when you are looking for something fun to do.

All you need to get started are your fingers and some yarn (and preferably a pair of scissors). Get started with finger knitting today and make some special gifts that your friends and family will love. For instance, you can make this fun scarf designed by Marlena Pope.


To knit the scarf, you are going to need some colorful yarn, from medium to bulky weight.

Start by watching this simple step-by-step video on how to finger knit. Then move on to the instructions on how to make and assemble this funky scarf.

Now that you know how to finger knit, start making “ropes” in different colors, each about 60 inches long. The number of ropes you will need, depends on how wide you would like your scarf to be. In this example, 6 ropes has been made. (The photos show a shorter version of the ropes for demonstration purposes.)


Pair off the ropes into the color combinations you would like. Lace each pair of ropes together using a crisscross pattern in a matching yarn.

As you go along, gently tug on the yarn in order to close up the gap. When you reach the end, tie the loose ends together and cut off the excess yarn.

Next, you need to lace all three rope pairs together, using the same technique as previously. To finish, make some pompoms and attach them to the end of the scarf.

Happy finger knitting!

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Source & photos: Marlena Pope.

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