Finger knitting is a simple technique using yarn and fingers. Yarn is wrapped around each finger and a loop is pulled over to create a "stitch". Simple and fun, finger knitting is a wonderful creative opportunity for children and adults.
When knitting, learning occurs:
-- practice creativity
-- a connection to knitting history
-- finger dexterity
-- eye-hand coordination
-- math skills (counting stitches, etc.)
-- explore various fibers and yarns
-- plan and finish projects
-- processing instructions
-- sharing ideas and providing assistance to others.
Finger knitting is a portable fiber craft.
Take a few skeins of yarns and knit:
-- on an airplane, boat or train
-- during a long car trip
-- while watching television
-- listening to music or lecture
-- with a few friends and discuss life
-- sitting in the sunshine
-- while cheering for your favorite sports team
Similar styles include loom knitting, peg knitting, french knitting, spool knitting, corking and lucet.