Finger knit approximately 8 rows (6 inches or so). If you run into the bells as you go, continue to push them down the strand of yarn towards the ball.
Bring the bell and the strand over your finger, as you normally would.
The bell should settle into the middle of your finger knitted strand. Then, continue another 16 rows or so before you place another bell. Continue to place another bell every 16 rows until the strand reaches your desired length.
It should look like this at the end. Make sure it is long enough to stretch most of the way across your door frame.
Make the Curtain
Decide on the pattern of strands. Lay them out.
Weave each strand of finger-knitting under and over a row of finger knitting in the valance.
Turn the strand at the top, and come back down the next row, weaving in the same manner.
Oh WOW absolutely beautiful!!
Tomorrow (with the help of my boys) I’ll start one!!!
Thank you sooo much for sharing this beautiful project!!!
Little Ruth says
lowri lou says
what a great idea, love the colours you have used ox
Thanks every one! I’m so glad you like the curtain. Its a ton of fun to make!
I love it! you’re so good with this knitting thing, you make me wanna learn more:D
Julieta, you should! Finger-knitting is especially easy to do. Give it a whirl 🙂
I know what you mean about the groovy beaded door curtains – I feel/felt exactly the same way… This finger knitting looks interesting and could be just the thing for my four-year-old to try, he’s always wanting to knit along with me!! Nice curtain!
Tutus & Tea Parties says
How adorable! And what a nice thing to work on together and create! Love it. My daughter is too young to finger knit at the moment…but when she is old enough I’m sure we will be doing this!
I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party
Oh Anne, I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this. When I was in Colombia my friend took me to a cafe with a tasseled curtain on the door, and she said “I want one of those SO BAD,” and I said “well, I’m sure I can crochet one!” But I might do this instead… <3
Yay! I’m glad you like it. Wouldn’t your friend be surprised? xo anne
elli by studio34E says
like the curtain…Look beautiful….I appreciate you share it.
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Hi there! I love this curtain! And the idea of adding the bells periodically inspired me to try adding beads because my kids like to make fingerknit jewelry. I linked to you as my inspiration in my post today – hope that’s ok!
I am 11 and I love this blog. I love crocheting and finger-knitting and I think this is a creative idea. I finger-knitted a jump rope today (with two fingers and it didn’t work well) but I am sure I can make this and it might work as a window curtain. Maybe if we put the drapes more close together.
I am definitely bookmarking this blog and this is the only good blog so far (most blogs are really boring)
Carolynne, you’re so sweet. Keep making. i know you can do it. I’m glad you like the blog!
I’ve just found your blg via a post on Pinterest. I’m loving everything!
Thank you so much for this fantastic idea! We have a doorway separating our room and closet area and I’ve been thinking about what kind of curtain to make for it….found the perfect solution here. Thanks!
Your welcome! What fun!
Finger knitting door curtain with bells are exquisite and beautiful. Thanks for showing to us
How do you get your strands to tighten up like that? My loops are all loose
Hi! Are you talking about regular finger knitting or finger knitting with something woven in to it?
Are you selling these? I do not knit but have been looking for something like this for a while.
Hi Samuel, I’m so sorry, I don’t sell this. Thanks so much for inquiring. I really appreciate your interest!