Finger Knitted Garland

A little while ago the Nester had a post about finger knitting.  Never had I heard of something like it and neither had anyone I spoke to.  If you haven’t done it and are going to try it then I highly recommend this video on You Tube.  It is the simplest one I have found.

I gave one ago with some spare wool at home and currently it adorns the mantlepiece in the living room.

And of course, then my imagination ran away with me and I decided that this was the perfect adornment for my bedroom window.  At home, we have all wooden blinds and I love them but it makes the windows look pretty plain.  I had a raggamuffin garland across my window (another Nester inspired project), but I get bored and I liked the idea of mixing it up.

I was going to do green, but the choice in the shop wasn’t great so I picked pink/red.

It doesn’t take that long to do and I found it best to watch TV and sit their with my balls of wool.  Note though, its a bugger to start and then stop for a while as you need to find a way to hold the loops in place so make sure you have some spare time and have been to the loo first.

But, when its done it could look like this:

I like the whimsy of it.  I will be changing the colours around again later in the season and I am thinking of a red, white and blue one for the living room in time of the jubilee.

~ Pru

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7 thoughts on “Finger Knitted Garland

  1. I never heard of this either, although I did do a Martha Stewart scarf project that involved braiding yarn – I imagine it is a similar kind of thing. I can’t believe how long yours is! How long did it take you?

    • I am pleased both of us hadn’t heard of it before – I felt like I had been left out of the loop! It didn’t take that long to do each one, maybe an hour each. The thing is, once you start it is really hard to stop as there is nothing to hold the loops which were over your fingers. The yarn was stretched at the end to make it longer though. I’m thinking I will have to do another type for autumn – maybe in oranges, before hanging a garland at Christmas which I made last year.

      • I’ve been looking for something to do with my hands. I think I want to try cross stitch needlepoint. I ordered a kit but it turned out to be counted cross-stitch so I am returning it. I’m looking for a basic beginner cross stitch kit I can do while watching TV.

  2. I like the way it looks on the window. Good work. No, I haven’t heard of it, but then I have never been able to learn how to knit, hard as I tried. I do needlepoint though. i’d like to see the one you make for fall…

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