Talk:Finger knitting

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I thought this as a method to learning to crochet rather than to knit. Am I mistaken? --Jaela 29 June 2005 20:30 (UTC)

It could well be. It's just something my older brother taught me when I was a kid. Surprised you even found the article. I've considered VFDing it myself. - Vague | Rant July 7, 2005 13:31 (UTC)

It's also good for visual luggage marking. I made a bunch of colorful finger-knitting bits and tied them to the handles of the suitcases. Very helpful when standing exhausted at the conveyor belt. :D -AndromedaRoach 06:56, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Finger knitting does form a crocheted chain. Knitting and crochet are closely related. If you cast on some stitches as for regular knitting, and then unravel it, you'll notice that it's just a crochet chain with loops pulled up through each chain. You can also make a crocheted chain without a hook just by pulling loops up through the slipknot and other loops, but finger knitting is way more fun. Ooglyboo 23:01, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Reads like an instruction guide[edit]

The article seems like its a)teaching the reader how to knit and b)promoting finger knitting, as opposed to informing them about it from an neutral position. This probably needs to be changed, becaue right now it's not seeming very encyclopedic.

Also, some images of finger-knitted items would be nice.DroEsperanto 03:07, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

When I have a moment, I will fingerknit a basic chain and post a picture, as well as update/edit this article to, as DroEsperanto put it, eem more "encyclopedic". --Ashtonbush 06:13, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

I had already cleaned it up considerably, but someone added back a "how-to" section, so I removed it. A public domain picture would be fantastic, though! Ciotog 15:15, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
This doesn't need a "how to" section, but it could definitely use a "what is it" section. As the article stands it does not explain what finger knitting is or what it produces. (talk) 19:34, 24 March 2010 (UTC)