Knit Easy: Finger Knitting and Arm Knitting Projects We Love

Master the art of knitting without the use of needles. Using only your fingers and your arms, learn how to weave an assortment of projects ranging from summer camp crafts to totally luxe home decor accessories. (And never again will you worry if you're allowed to bring knitting needles in your carry-on bag.)

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Photo By: Emily Fazio

Photo By: Anette at Lebenslustiger.com

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Photo By: Amanda Bassetti, SimplyMaggie.com

Photo By: Amanda Bassetti, SimplyMaggie.com

Photo By: Emily Fazio

Photo By: Anne Weil, Flax and Twine

Photo By: Amanda Bassetti, SimplyMaggie.com

Photo By: Anne Weil, Flax and Twine

Photo By: Emily Fazio

What Kinds of Projects Can You Make?

Embrace the art of knitting without needles using your arms and fingers to artfully weave creative pieces of all kinds. Believe it when we say that this is a craft that kids as young as age 4 can learn to enjoy.

Cozy Seat Cushions Using Unspun Wool Roving

The thickness of the yarns you choose for your project lend to different applications. These seat cushions were created by by Anette at Lebenslustiger.com, and demonstrate the art of finger knitting and felting unspun wool roving to add warmth and comfort to a hard seat.

Colorful Wall Hanging Using Lengths of Finger-Knit Fibers

Anne Weil, author of Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting created this woven wall hanging using lengths of finger knit yarns and a hula hoop. You can see how she made it in this step-by-step tutorial on her blog, Flax & Twine.

A Memorable DIY New Baby Gift

Surprise the parents-to-be with handmade animal ears. They're the perfect accessory for a newborn photoshoot, and a keepsake bound to be adored. Audra Kurtz of The Kurtz Corner shares how to finger knit your own in 30-minutes in this video tutorial.

An Extra-Luxe Blanket (in Just 45 Minutes)

Amanda Bassetti, author of SimplyMaggie demonstrates how easy it is to arm knit a super luxurious throw using thick wool roving in this video tutorial.

A Magical Mermaid Tail

Totally on trend if you're a tween: Learn how to arm knit this custom mermaid tail blanket in this video tutorial by Amanda Bassetti of Simply Maggie. It would be the perfect birthday gift for an imaginative kid!

Dress Up with a Dainty, Delicate Crown

Delicate beads adorne this fairy crown that I made for my daughter. The finger knit weave itself was made using a length of jewelry wire, which I strung with tiny glass beads and distributed as I knit. The jewelry wire, when knit, will easily stretch and adjust to fit heads of all sizes.

Accessorize Your Home with a DIY Pouf

Make yourself a fabulous pouf with the help of this digital download from Anne Weil, author of Flax & Twine. It's arm knit using a super chunky yarn, and she tells us that it's one of the easiest projects she shared in her book!

Decorate with a Handmade Heart

Amanda Bassetti's finger crocheted heart is another example of handmade creative home decor. Whether for your own home, or a special housewarming gift for a friend, we can't help but obsess over the beauty in its detail. You can learn how to make it on Amanda's blog, Simply Maggie.

Dress Up a Pillow with Custom Trim

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine created pillow trim using lengths of leftover thicker yarns as a way to use up scrap lengths from other projects. The finger knit strands only need to be long enough to wrap around the edge of the pillow, and she estimates that about 30 yards of material is enough to make it happen. Get inspired by her tutorial.

Appeal to All with Durable Craft Bracelets

Using a rainbow of colors, I finger knit jute into a bracelet by weaving all colors at the same time. A durable material like twine makes it possible to apply the craft of finger knitting to projects like key fobs, dog collars, or pet leashes, and know that the material will stand up to lots of wear.