Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Finger-Knitting Project

My beginning ball...
After teaching my niece to finger-knit, using Anne Weil's wonderful instructions on her blog Flax & Twine, and being so surprised when she made herself a scarf when I visited her last month (really sorry I didn't take a picture), I decided to find a use for my extra bits of leftover yarn.  What better way to use them than to take Anne's lead and make a loom from a hula hoop and weave the finger-knitted leftover yarn into a rug or wall hanging!  You can see Anne's instructions for making the loom along with how to weave the yarn and finish off the rug/wall hanging here.


Small hula hoop for loom.
I didn't realize how much leftover yarn bits and bobs that I had accumulated.  The ball pictured measures approx. 6 inches in diameter although the yarns are of varying degrees of thickness.  I picked up a small and large (adult) size hula hoop at a K-Mart.  I'm going to use the small one to make what will probably be a wall hanging and may use the larger one later to make an actual rug.  I just need to cut up an old tee shirt to stretch across the hula hoop for the warp.

I plan to work on this as I get the chance and will post more pics here as I progress.  This is a great way to relax after a day of recording and editing voice files.  Thanks again to Anne for this great idea and for sharing it! 


  1. I'd never heard of finger-knitting, and it seems like such a great project to do. I can't wait to see yours when it's finished. I may have to try it myself.

    1. It's really fun, Dana, and SO easy. My niece is only 6 and she loves doing it. Her hands absolutely fly when she's finger-knitting. If you get a chance, check out the links to Flax & Twine in this post. Anne Weil has wonderful tutorials for many of her projects.