Saturday, November 12, 2011

How to Finger Knit a Fabric Bracelet

By on Saturday, November 12, 2011 3 Comments

Finger knitting was fun back when we were kids. It's still fun even for grown-ups. For one thing, it's a quick way to make jewelry components.

Some time ago, I had a ball making the cord for a necklace which was inspired by a tutorial by Erica of PS I Made This.


Vanessa of V and Co also wrote a tutorial using the same general principle but for a jersey knit bracelet.

The use of stretchy fabric is clever because no clasp is needed. She provides the instruction for 2, 3 or 4 fingered work depending on how wide one likes the bracelet.

It's a great way to use up old t-shirts and to coordinate a casual outfit.  A metal-less piece like this will appeal to those who are allergic to metal.

If you have trouble following her instructions, check out the accompanying videos - Part 1 and Part 2.





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3 comments:

  1. Loved the video, reminded me of when my girls were tiny. :D Oh the distractions of being a mommy, and it always had to happen when I was either talking on the phone or with a neighbor ! I think young children just can't stand to share their mommies with others. :)

    This would be a great craft project for children and teens as well as us grown-ups. Wish I had known about this technique when I was a girl scout leader and had a troop of almost 30 young ladies with very short attention spans. :D

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  2. My kids are grown but my cats now demand my attention like little toddlers!

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  3. Loved it, made me laugh! Good to know I'm not the only one with kids that "act" up when I'm doing something important! Love the bracelet, too! I have lots of lime green scrap jersey!

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