Excessive Finger Knitting!


On our recent cross-country roadtrip, we had a
bit of down-time so decided

to try our hand at a new craft…


northern cottage finger knitting


My daughter and I had strings strung all around the vehicle


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In my travel bag of goodies (books, treats, little surprises to break up the ride with a bit of fun), I brought along two skeins of yarn

one pretty vibrant pink with flecks of other fun funky colors


a soothing charcoal grey

I assumed my girl would want the pink one but instead she REALLY wanted the grey and left the pink for me

We started with a couple quick stitches and kept
going and going and going


She only needed help getting started the first time but then she TOOK OFF and knitted away!  It was a great time filler and she felt so proud of her results!  win, win!


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And here is the pink


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Isn’t it pretty??

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I figured out how to do this finger knitting thing by checking out this tutorial


We now have lots of scarves for teddy bears, knitted strands strung like a banner/bunting and we’re on the hunt for more cute yarn!

this craft was


{which is a great combo for kid crafting, don’t you think?}

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  1. Oh WOW, I never heard of finger knitting. That looks like SO much fun and something my 9yr old and I could do. Heading over to check out the tutorial. Hope I can get it since I can't regular knit : )
    TTFN ~

  2. Love this! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the link! My 9yr old will love it too. Her traditional knitting project is in a heap at the moment -- this one will be fun! :)

  3. We used to do this when I was a kid. It really is fun! Can't wait to see what projects you end up making with these.

  4. Interesting..never saw that before..great tutorial

  5. Oh, I had forgotten about finger-knitting! I used to do it all the time. I'll have to re-learn how now since I've forgotten =) Found your blog through "Elizabeth & Co." Check my blog out if you'd like!

  6. My niece taught me how to finger knit; so fun! I just discovered your Pinterest Boards today
    and am in Pinterest heaven. They're the BEST! Thanks for the Pinspiration!

  7. This looks fun! I just learned how to crochet and now with all the yarn I have I will have to give this a try.

  8. Too fun...I remember doing that as a little girl! I think my grandma taught me?? Good memories :) Laurel

  9. Oh my gosh, that's crazy fun! I never even knew there was such a thing!


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