How to Chain Knit With Your Fingers

Introduction: How to Chain Knit With Your Fingers

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This is an instructable will show you how to chain knit with your fingers. Its very easy to learn and its fast. I made a 15 foot chain in 45 minutes.


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Step 1: The First Knot

Frist, tie an overhand knot at one end of the yarn. The hole should be big enough to fit over your finger but not to big.

Step 2: Start Wraping

Next, slide the loop you've just made over your little finger. Wined the yarn over your ring finger and around. do the same for the rest of your fingers ending on your index. Repeat this starting with your index finger and ending with your little.

Step 3: Pulling Over

Next, pull the bottom loop of your index finger over the top and off. Do the same for the rest of them. keep your fingers close to gether so the chain is tight.

Step 4: Repeat

Repeat step 3 untill desierd lengh. Once it gets to your wrist pull lightly to tighten.

Step 5: Binding Off

To bind off take the loop from your little finger and put on your ring finger. Now take the loops on your ring finger and put them on your middle finger. Do the same for your middle and index fingers. now, take the loops off your finger, put the end of the yarn in the loop. take the loop and tie a overhand knot to finish it.

Step 6: Finish

when your done pull the chai to tighten one last time

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    21 Discussions

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    chocolatechip

    Try emilyvaneemput's version of this. Much easier!

    https://www.instructables.com/id/HANDmade-scarf/

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    foobear
    foobear

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This looks handy, but I don't follow. I wish there was a bit of video of the technique

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    sheeplover376
    sheeplover376

    9 years ago on Step 2

    my friend was making one of these at school today and now i'm gonna surprise her with the one i'm making :D

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    CapnTac
    CapnTac

    9 years ago on Introduction

    My girlfriend started one last night at my house, I'm going to finish it and surprise her with it tomorrow.

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    kunai_head
    kunai_head

    11 years ago on Step 5

    theres a SUPER easier way. you do it on the back of your hand and its alot less complex

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    raycheshire
    raycheshire

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm on my dads account and I love to do this I had a sought of phase of having to do it. it beats doing homework any day cazzy

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    Mr. Rig It
    Mr. Rig It

    12 years ago on Introduction

    This is a very cool idea. Aside using it as some kind of decoration what other practical applications does it have? Is it stronger than a weave? Pretty cool. Thank you.

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    invisiblelight386
    invisiblelight386

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Im not shoure about any practical uses, I was just board one day so kind of just made it up. Im not shoure if its stronger than a weave but its pretty strong, think of it like this: one strand of yarn can hold x amount of weight but, the chain (8 strands of yarn) can hold 8x amount of weight.

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    Ingerson
    Ingerson

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I saw on a craft blog once that someone took a lenght of "chain" they made this way and felted it (by boil washing the chain a couple of times). Then made that chain into a spiral and stitched it together to make a dining chair cushion. Looked really good.

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    Shifrin
    Shifrin

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, I use to do this! I think i'm going to try that soon!

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    iwantacuracy
    iwantacuracy

    12 years ago on Introduction

    can you use other materials other than yarn. eg. string, cotton, rope(on a larger scale)???

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    invisiblelight386
    invisiblelight386

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes, ive used sizes from 1mm-1cm. and materials from simple yarn to 1mm elastic cord

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    jakee117
    jakee117

    12 years ago on Introduction

    could u like once u have the chain there knit the chain again so it gets bigger so u could make it a scarf

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    12 years ago on Introduction

    OK, you're sitting there with a mile and half of chain. What next?

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    abrannan
    abrannan

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    You make a chain out of the chain you have, obviously.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    This could get awfully recursive...

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    abrannan
    abrannan

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, I wonder if this could be used as the foundation for some sort of woven blanket.