I have been obsessed with making these long finger-knitted ropes to decorate the house this winter. Did you used to do this when you were little? It's suuuuuper easy, but here are the steps in case you have never done it or you need a little refresher.
To start, tie a loose knot on the end of your yarn.
Loop the knot over your pointer finger.
Starting at your pointer and ending at your pinkie, weave the yarn through your fingers.
Loop the yarn around the front of your pinkie and weave it back to the beginning.
Repeat the two previous steps so that each finger has two loops of yarn around it.
Working from left to right, pull each of the bottom loops up and over the top loop and the top of your finger so that it ends up on the backside of your hand.
Repeat! Weave from left to right and back again, then pull the bottom loop up and over.
This is what it will look like from behind after two rows. Not cute yet, but it will be soon. I promise!
Here it is after ten or so rows. Give the rope a little tug every now and again just to tighten up and even things out. Be sure to loosen the loops around your fingers afterward, or they will be tough to pull over the top.
When your rope is as long as you want it and you are ready to tie it off, cut the yarn from the skein, leaving about six inches or so.
Gently pull your fingers out of the loops, making sure to leave them in tact.
Pull the end of the yarn through the middle of each loop
and gently give it a little tug.
Now loop it through again and secure everything with a couple of knots.
Tuck the loose end into the middle of the rope and you're done!
Posted by Katherine on Monday, October 19, 2009