The first time I ever did a how to speech was in 5th grade. My presentation was on how to make chocolate milkshakes and everyone got a sample. I honestly do not remember much about my presentation, outside of the fact that a sample was not enough to satisfy anyone. I do however remember another girl’s presentation, she taught us 4 finger knitting. For the next month, I was obsessed with this fun little project (and so were my classmates – even the boys). I had yards and yards of this knitted yarn, but I had no idea what to do with it. So eventually, I lost interest and moved on to other things, but recently my interest in 4 finger knitting has returned with a vengeance. This is a super easy and fun project to do with yarn (or twine) and can be made by children and adults!
All you will need for this knitting project is yarn (or twine), your fingers, and scissors.
1. First, take the end of the yarn and place it between your thumb and index finger with the end hanging down unto your palm.
2. Next, take the loose end of the yarn and wrap it behind your index finger, in front of your middle finger, behind your ring finger, and then in front of your pinky.
3. Then wrap the yarn around the back of your pinky, in front of your ring finger, behind your middle finger, and in front of your index finger. ***Make sure the wrapped yarn is at the bottom of your fingers.
4. Now you are going to repeat steps 2-3, so that you have two layers of string wrapped around your fingers.
5. Next, take the bottom string on your index finger and pull it over your finger, do the same with the string on your middle finger, then your ring finger, and then your pinky.
This is what the back of your hand will look like at this point. Note that you no longer need to hold the end of the string in the palm of your hand.
6. The string will now be partway up your fingers but it is best to keep them lower on your fingers. The best way to do this is to pull on the yarn you have already knitted.
7. Continue to repeat steps 4-6 until you have reached the length you desire.
8. To finish, use your scissors to cut the loose part of the yarn (the part connected to your yarn ball) and carefully remove the loops of yarn wrapped around your 4 fingers and slip the newly cut end of yarn through the 4 loops and create a knot at the end.
Once you start it’s pretty hard to stop, so have fun!