July 30th, 2012

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DIY: Finger Knitting Technique – and a Sparkly Necklace

I remember finger knitting as a kid… and how cathartic it was.  It’s one of those things you can just do from the couch.  No tools or materials necessary; just your hand and a ball of yarn.  I was playing around with some sparkly yarn and decided to try finger knitting with it.  I love how the results turned out..  it almost looks like chain.  Add a bit of chain and/or rhinestone trim, and you’ve got a beautiful new necklace.  I might add that these will transition quite well into Fall… adding texture to any look and pairing quite well with other knit pieces.  I recommend making a few – they look great layered!

 I’m also wearing my BaubleBar Monogram and a Madewell Tee.

 Materials:  Sparkly Yarn (I used Lion Brand Bonbons) // Silver Plated Chain // Rhinestone Trim // Clasp // Two Jump Rings // Pliers

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50 Responses to DIY: Finger Knitting Technique – and a Sparkly Necklace

  1. Julie & Lauren July 30, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Saw all this fun inspiration on instagram. Love the final look, Grace!! XO

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      aw, thanks ladies! xox

  2. Alyson July 30, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    so pretty! I’ve never done this before. Adore how you added a little chain with it to glam it up a bit. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      Thanks! You should give it a try. So easy, I swear.

  3. Courtney Pearce July 30, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    This is such a great and easy DIY! I need to try this, even for the therapeutic properties of knitting!

    http://thelittletexan.blogspot.com/

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      Thanks Courtney! Exactly… it is so therapeutic! xx

  4. Taylor Curlyinthecity July 30, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I used to knit yards and yards of this! I think every suitcase in my whole family had about a foot of this tied too it all through the years! I used to lvoe using the yard that would change color – dorky i know! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Haha that is adorable! It is so relaxing.

  5. Audrey Allure July 30, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    That looks so cute — loving the touch of pink & your nail color!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Thank you, Audrey! xo

  6. Meghan Donovan July 30, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    such a crafty lady! loved seeing these in person on saturday :) XO

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Aw, thanks lady. Loved seeing your pretty face on Saturday!!

  7. Thenowstylebook July 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    How do you know all of this?!? You are my jewelry DIY yoda! Xoxo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Aw, you are just too kind! So glad you liked the project.

  8. christin schindewolf July 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I think I could make this one…

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      I think so too. Or AJ could…

  9. Alexa C Evans July 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Beautiful Grace and I love those colors that you chose! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Thanks, Alexa!

  10. Bianca Strzelczyk July 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    This is so cool! I’m definitely going to be trying — looks easy (and relaxing!)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      So relaxing, Bianca! I really hope you give the project a go! xx

  11. Nnenna July 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I love the way these look, especially layered! What a great DIY! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Hi Nnenna, thank you so much!  I’m so happy that you like the project… hope you give it a try!  On my nails is CND Shellac in Tropicx!

  12. Bettina July 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Omg, I totally remember finger knitting! You’re so creative with all these DIYs, I don’t believe I’ve seen this pastime brought back anywhere else!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks Bettina… I try! ;)

  13. Sophie July 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Where did you get your lovely silver necklace? I love the style of the writing in the pendant! Is it one of those you order to have personalised with your name?

    Great DIY idea as well by the way!

    Sophie xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      It’s from BaubleBar, Sophie!  I actually link to it just below the photo.  So glad you like it. xx

  14. Carly | a simple affair July 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Cannot believe I forgot about finger knitting.  Never in a million years would have thought to use it for a necklace. So smart and creative! Love them layered. Can’t wait to see the navy + pink on you!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks Carly!! xx

  15. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It July 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Nice work Grace! Love seeing the classic craft technnique with a little glitz.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks Erin! xox

  16. Clare July 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Cute and love your baublebar necklace! Can’t wait to give these a go!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Thanks Clare, please send me a pic if you do it – would love to see! xx

  17. Kkracky July 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Love this! I have some hand spun yarn that would be perfect for this.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Yay – I hope you give it a try!!

  18. Allyson Fulcher July 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Love that shirt and the necklace!

    http://www.mimosasnthemorning.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Thanks so much, Allyson!

  19. tanya_caines July 31, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Never heard of finger knitting! It looks so cool! Book marked this page to try it myself :D

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      Thanks Tanya! If you give it a try, be sure to send me a pic! xx

  20. Nicole Levine July 31, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    sweet jesus you are crafty! This looks like so much fun! xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      Aw, you are too kind. It’s really easy. You should give it a try! xx

  21. MzHannah July 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Would love to try this! I looked up finger knitting just a few weeks ago and wanted to do something cool with it. This is cool

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      Aw, I’m so glad you like it! Definitely give the project a try. :)

  22. Thorunn August 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    I used to do this finger knitting technique ALL the time when I was a kid. its very relaxing!! learned it at summer camp :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

      Aw, so fun. I didn’t go to camp but did it a lot as a kid too. Definitely very relaxing!!

  23. mlg12geg September 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Looks like fun.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      thanks, it is – so relaxing!

  24. z.ky February 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I can’t see steps 1 – 8 – would you be able to post those too? Thank you! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood July 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

      Hi there! So sorry – not sure what happened… just fixed the images!

  25. Sacia September 12, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Love it!!! I do this with my handspun yarn!

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