Finger Knitting

This week, the second graders learned how to finger knit. To begin, we wrapped the yarn in front of their pointer finger, behind their middle finger, in front of their ring finger, and around their pinky.  The yarn is then woven in the opposite direction so that each finger is looped with one layer of yarn.  The process is repeated, down and back, so that each finger has two loops.   The bottom loop gets pulled up and over the tip of each finger, then the “knitting” process is repeated: around all of the fingers, back and forth, until each has two loops.  The loops get pulled over, and the next layer gets added on. This process can go on and on until the desired length of weaving is achieved.  To keep the ends in place, the pinky loop is placed over the ring finger, the ring finger loop then over the middle finger, and the middle finger loop over the pointer finger.  Once all loops have been removed, the weaving is knotted and pulled tight.  The result is a long cylindrical weaving.

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