Are you looking for fabulous finger knitting projects and a video to teach you how to finger knit? I have both for you right here! Thanks to Love Knitting, find the beginning video below, which will show you how to cast on, finger knit, stop in the middle, pick up a dropped stitch and bind off. You’ll learn both two-finger and four-finger knitting. I’m sure it won’t be the last video I do either. I would love to share some of the more complex techniques in finger knitting via video in the future.
Additionally, below find 20 different projects ideas that I’ve designed over the years, plus a couple of other favorites. I thought it would be convenient to have them all collected in the same place. For some of these, I have tutorials online, and for some, you can them find in my book, Knitting Without Needles. Either way, find links for the finger knitting projects below. Do you have links to share? I would love it if you did so in the comments!
20 Fabulous Finger Knitting Projects
Finger knitting is a great way to engage little and big hands and dip your toe into traditional knitting. Find projects below for a whole range of skill level. I’ve divided the projects into the following categories:
:: Wrap or Weave Projects – Great for the prolific producer of finger knitting. Projects that answer, what in the world do I do with all this finger knitting?
:: Small Finger Knitting Projects – Projects that are perfect for that odd or end from the gorgeous skein of hand dyed yarn. Use something really special for these!
:: Wired or Sewn Finger Knitting Projects – Wire finger knitting to add form, or attach finger knit strands by needle and thread to something else.
:: Unusual Materials in Finger Knitting Projects – Use wire, cord, twine, or rope to get a modern looking project.
:: Attached Finger Knitting Projects – Create a larger fabric by attaching finger knitting to a new strand as you knit or finger knitting a strand to itself in a circular or rectangular shape as you go.
Wrap or Weave Finger Knitting Projects
One of my all time most popular posts, these Finger Knit Wreaths still come out at Christmas time!
For the prolific finger knitter, this project will keep your balls of finger knitting going to good use! Find this woven finger knit rug in Knitting Without Needles.
What a cheery way to adorn a room. This monogram uses a good bit of finger knitting, too. Find the how to in my book.
This is also a HUGE hit. I love that you can use all sorts of finger knitting odds and ends and still come out with an amazing rug or wall hanging. Make this rug on a hula hoop! Find the tutorial here.
Smaller Finger Knitting Projects
Find the double-stranded finger knit headband in Knitting Without Needles.
Finger knit octopi are always a hit, especially wearing bow ties!
These fuzzy finger knit gift bows hold a special place in my heart! Find the tutorial on the blog here!
Simple and easy to make, this finger knit necklace really lets a yarn shine. Find the pattern in the book!
Erin Souder of Earnest Home Co did this darling little finger knit garland.
Wired or Sewn Finger Knitting Projects
The Faux Martha did the wired finger knit word project from my book, and I love the results!!
This sewn finger knit pillow has a special place in my heart. I submitted this pillow to Design*Sponge with my heart in my throat almost exactly five years ago. I was over the moon when I found out it would be featured. This event propelled me to write my book!
These finger pillows simply have a two-finger knit edge sewn to them. You can find the tutorial here on Koel’s blog.
Finger Knitting Projects with Unusual Materials
Finger knit a simple crown with wire.
This finger knit trivet has been a huge hit! With white cotton rope, the project is simple and clean. You can buy the kit to make the trivets here in the Flax & Twine shop.
I love this natural necklace made from twine included in Knitting Without Needles. It differs so much from the thick statement necklace above. I love seeing the versatility of finger knitting in action!
This dog collar is one of my favorites, made with simple macrame cord, it is a great example of using two colors while you finger knit! Find details how in Knitting Without Needles.
A twine wreath tied up in a bow is just the thing to tie up your favorite holiday package or hang from your tree. Find the tutorial on UCreate.
Attached Finger Knitting Projects
In finger knitting, you can create a larger fabric by finger knitting to a new strand or finger knitting a strand to itself in a circular or rectangular shape as you go.
These finger knit booties are a breeze to finger knit up once you have the technique down.
Make this scarf by attaching one strand of finger knitting to the next as you knit. Find detailed photos in Knitting Without Needles.
This is an example of attaching the same strand back to itself as you finger knit. How fun that you can make a blanket with just a ball of yarn and your hands! All the details are in the book.
I hope this video has you off to a great start and helps foster a love of finger knitting. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions! Happy making!