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« on: October 24, 2007 11:59:45 AM »

Yes, I know its not REAL knitting, but some of us are not as talented as fabulous people. (I tried to learn once, but was rather unsuccessful, as I apparently require an extra set of hands to get anything accomplished.)

In any case, I made a wire frame to "finger knit" a scarf for a friend's daughter for Christmas. I thought it was rather ingenious, but I admit I  may have seen such a thing around somewhere before which sparked the idea.

I finished the scarf pretty quickly, (it's little. she's only 4) but I find myself stuck. I feel rather silly asking this, but I don't know how to get it off the frame without unraveling the whole thing!

How do you tie off something like this? I'm afraid to ruin it!

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007 12:08:10 PM »

I think what do you is take the newest loop (where the yarn is coming out) and pull the next one around through the first. Then, you keep pulling the next loop through the middle of the previous one, until you only have one left. After that, you just pull the end of the yarn through.

Does that make any sense? I used to have something similar to what you did, and I'm pretty sure that's the way to finish it off.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007 01:48:27 PM »

You could do that, or you could just pull the yarn through all the loops. You can poke the yarn through them white they're still on the "fingers" to avoid dropping stitches.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007 02:41:02 PM »

Wow, did you make it with coat-hanger wire?

Noreen Crone-Findlay makes spoolknitters and art dolls, see http://www.hankeringforyarn.com/
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