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Finger Knit Scarf

By Admin Tuesday January 24, 2017

Who doesn’t love to indulge in the warmth of a close-woven scarf in winter? But, with commercial scarves costing a fortune, and knitting them by hand seeming like a tedious process for many, finger knitting may be the perfect option for you. Giving you an almost similar weave, albeit with a bit more room between the stitches, it employs only your fingers and yarn. No knitting needle required!

Finger Knit Scarf

How to Finger Knit a Scarf

The following step-by-step tutorial is ideal for beginners. It’s also a good way to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of knitting.


  • Yarn (medium to bulky weight but not lightweight or superfine) in colors of your choice
  • Scissors


Step 1: Find the open end of the skein you will be working with.

Finger Knit Scarf Picture 1

Step 2: Hold one end of the yarn between your index finger and thumb, palm facing towards you.

Finger Knit Scarf Picture 2

Step 3: Wrap it under your middle finger, over your ring finger, and under your small finger.

Finger Knit Scarf Picture 3

Step 4: Bring it back to the starting point by weaving it over your pinkie, under ring finger, over middle finger and finally under the index finger.

Finger Knit Scarf Picture 4

Step 5: Repeat the over and under intertwining method twice more until you have what appears like 2 broken lines of yarn across your fingers as shown below.

Finger Knit Scarf Picture 5

Step 6: Pull up each loop from the bottom yarn row and cross it over the top row, and over your fingertips.

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Step 7: There should only be 1 row left along this side of your fingers. Push the loops down a bit.

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Step 8: Repeat steps 3-6. The back side of your hand should look like this.

Finger Knit Scarf Picture 8

Here is another view of the strip from the reverse side.

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Step 9: Once you reach the desired length, tug a bit on the end; the final product should resemble a rope.

Step 10: Cut off the tail end and weave it into and out of the loops around your fingers.

Step 11: Take the yarn off your hand and tug the end again to tighten everything up.

Step 12: You are finished with your first finger knitted chain. You can make another one in a different color and lace them together in a neat criss-cross pattern with matching yarn.

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Step 13: Pull on the ends of the criss-cross yarn tightly to draw the 2 strips close together and knot them up to secure.

Step 14: Attach more such chains in colors of your choice until you reach the desired width.

You may make a rainbow scarf in this way and add yarn pom poms along the edge to decorate.

Video Tutorial for Finger Knitting a Scarf

Finger Knitting Scarf Patterns

For those chilly winters, make yourself a cozy scarf in this beautiful design.

Finger Knit Infinity Scarf

Finger Knitting Infinity Scarf Pattern

A braided scarf looks classy with a matching top.

Finger Knit Braided Scarf

DIY Finger Knit Braided Scarf

It allows you to make a chunky loop scarf that provides complete protection for your neck while creating a style statement. Men can also wear it.

Finger Knit Circle Scarf

Finger Knit Circle Scarf Tutorial

Make your finger knit scarf thicker with the help of this video tutorial. If you want to make something wider such as a blanket or a cowl, then you can find some pointers in here as well.

Make Thick and Wide Finger Knit Scarf

Finger Knitting a Thick Scarf

This beautiful ruffle scarf can be a glamorous addition to your winter wardrobe.

Finger Knit Ruffle Scarf

Finger Knitted Ruffle Scarf with Sashay Yarn

A rope scarf such as this one can be made either with chunky or sashay yarn to be worn at parties without covering up much of your outfit. It is quick and takes just about 20-30 minutes to finish.

Finger Knit Rope Scarf

Finger Knit Rope Scarf Project

Here is a design that resembles large chains and is stunning to flaunt.

Finger Knit Chain Link Scarf

How To Make a Finger Knit Chain Link Scarf

The directions are easy to follow and we are sure that the holiday season would have you hooked onto the enviable projects above for the most part. Good luck as you glide your fingers in and out of vibrant yarns, weaving magic! If you are gifting it to someone, let them guess the technique used. They are sure to find it hard to tell.

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