Two days until pub date! Before that is upon us, I wanted to share my five fave finger knitting projects from Knitting Without Needles. Arm knitting projects bring the drama, but it’s the finger knitting projects that I’m most excited about. The book includes huge innovations in finger knitting (I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true!).
My intention with this book was to bring finger knitting from a kindergarten craft to the making masses. Whether you are a fabulous knitter or one that has struggled with yarn crafts it in the past, you can do this! Anyone can learn how to finger knit (it’s easy!), which means that anyone can learn how to make these gorgeous projects. Yes, that means your six year old can make something fabulous, but you can too! Plus, if you order the book today or tomorrow, you can still receive the video and two bonus patterns.
In the book, I introduce three simple techniques which show you how to take a single strand of finger knitting and transform it into a beautiful full fabric without sewing! I call it attached finger knitting. These techniques are all done while you knit. In the book, I show you exactly how to in step-by-step photographs, so it’s a breeze to follow along.
Without further ado . . . My Five Fave Finger Knitting Patterns:
1. Finger Knit Baby Booties Aww! I love these. I’m so proud that humble finger knitting can create something so darling! I love the embroidery thread details, too. Wouldn’t you love to give these to a special mama at your next baby shower? What an original and gorgeous gift! These are finger knit on top with a blanket stitched felt sole. Too adorable for words. Here it is on Ravelry.
2. Finger Knit Woven Rug This project is fabulous because it uses a lot of finger knitting in a beautiful way. How fun would it be to buy yarn you like and work together your kiddo on this project? The result is so squishy and fabulous, and the result will be something you made together! If you want to see it on Ravelry, it’s here.
3. Finger Knit Cashmere Scarf. Create this scarf by attaching rows of finger knitting to one another as you finger knit. I show you how step-by-step in the book. It has a simple finger knit border to finish it off. I love the look. My guy loves the feel, light and cozy. You can find details about it on Ravelry here.
4. Finger Knit Linen Baskets. These finger knit baskets are so much fun to make and watch take shape! This technique is done by attaching finger knitting in a spiral. It is easy to learn. I love how it is reversible. See above how both sides look amazing! Details on the pattern on Ravelry here.
5. Finger Knit Octopus Family There are plenty of simple finger knit projects in the book that don’t require attached finger knitting. I adore this octopus family above. Perfect for a quick handmade gift! On Ravelry, too
Okay, okay, I couldn’t narrow it down to five – I love this finger knit princess crown! What girl wouldn’t dream of all sorts of fantastic adventures with this on? Finger knitting projects with wire added incredible dimension and structure to the pieces.
In the book, you’ll find other great finger knitting home decor projects, like a finger knit word wall hanging, a giant monogram, a stool cover, and a book nook. There are fun things like a jump rope, a dog collar and bows, plus two stylish necklace projects! And, don’t forget the amazing projects, too.
So, go order Knitting Without Needles now, while you can still get the bonus. It’s super on sale right now, too. You definitely want the video tutorial where I show how to make this hat and to get the two bonus projects. Just send your receipt to knittingwithoutneedles (at) penguinrandomhouse (dot) com.
Two days, it’s hard to believe! Almost there . . .