Finger knitting

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Scarf finger knitted

Finger knitting is a form of knitting where a knitted cord is created using only hands and fingers during the entire process, instead of knitting needles or other traditional tools.

Uses[edit]

Though finger knitting may be performed by people of all ages, it is cited as a teaching tool for children because of its comparative simplicity in contrast to traditional knitting. It effectively demonstrates that knitting involves a series of loops strung together. Finger knitting may also be safely practised on airplanes prohibiting knitting needles.[1]

Child finger knitting

Records[edit]

Several record attempts have been made with finger knitting. The current record, as acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records, is held by a German man, who knitted a 4,321-metre strand in 2004.[2] Ten days before the German record was set, 11-year-old Gemma Pouls of Hamilton, New Zealand, set the record with a 2,779.49-metre strand, which weighed over five kilograms, or the equivalent of roughly eleven pounds.[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Finger knitting". Janelle Masters. n.d. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Obsessed with life's extremes". Waikato Times. 5 October 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2011.