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mieljolie
« on: August 06, 2008 05:32:58 PM »

Yesterday, my daughter and I saw a link on http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=2524.0 by gypsylakat about finger weaving (actual tut is at http://www.wikihow.com/Finger-Weave), which I think should be called finger knitting.  We gave it a try on one hand, but thought the results were too narrow.  So, I tried all ten fingers!  Very easy and quick to make.  Here are a couple I just made last night:

plain white


red and gold - (I used 2 colors, one on each hand, at the same time and switched after several passes.)


Any questions on how we did it, just ask.  I'd love to hear what you think.

Here are some pics of my hands.  Forgive the quality.  My 5 year old had to take them.



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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008 06:20:33 PM »

I remember doing this in 3rd grade on one hand, but on both?! Impressive! Smiley I don't think I'm that well choreographed. Tongue Love the red and gold.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008 06:53:04 PM »

very cool! How on earth do you knit on two hands? Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008 07:03:06 PM »

I have never heard of all 10 fingers..we used to make leis(I am originally from HI) using the 5 fingers..

your work turned out great..
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008 08:46:46 PM »

OK I am SO going to try this out!!!
Yours look great thanks for sharing
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008 10:32:45 PM »

How do you take the bottom loop over the top loop to drop it? Does someone help you? Do you use your mouth?

very ingenious. I've been finger knitting for a while on one hand, because I didn't have the time to teach myself how to start knitting for real.

The white ones my favorite. It's gorgeous.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008 05:34:31 AM »

Oh wow!!! This brings back so many memories!! I used to do this when I was a kid! We used those little fabric loops... what are they called... *does some quick googling*

These things!



I used to love those!! We'd criss-cross one over our fingers like you have shown, then do a second one, and pull the first over the second, then put on a third and pull the second over the third... etc. I used to have a whole scarf made that way. I'm so nostalgic right now!
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mieljolie
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008 06:15:13 AM »

pinkricepudding, it was tricky at first, but if you weave really loose you can bend your hands together to pull them over with your thumb and pointer.  The pinky on my right seems to be the toughest one to reach.  I wiggle it around until I can reach it or use a closer finger. 

NyteRayn, those loops look fun.  However, my family complains when I buy more craft supplies.  So, I have to use up what I have, first.  Sad (Like that will ever happen.)  Most of my yarn came from a my great aunt who used to crochet.

Next Experiment:  I want to have someone stand beside me and knit even wider together.  But, my daughters hands are too small for mine.  Any volunteers?  Smiley
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kimmy_sue05
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008 06:42:30 AM »

I love the idea could you please post some sort of tute
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mieljolie
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008 06:55:13 AM »

kimmy_sue05, I added the tutorial link I used to the top of this thread.  To do it with ten fingers, just keep weaving over to your other hand.  The yarn should be infront of one pinky and behind the other one.
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