Saturday, 2 March 2013

How To....................Thumb-Knit!

Hello all! This is Gwen, and today I'm going to teach you how to thumb-knit! It's SUPER easy, you'll pick up in NO time. Here we go............................Materials needed: a ball of yarn, thumbs.
STEP ONE: make a slipknot with the end of the ball of yarn, and put it over your thumb. Tighten, but not so much that you can't slide it over your finger with ease. The loop around your thumb should still be attached to  the ball of yarn.

 STEP TWO: take the yarn about two inches-or more-down from your thumb, and wrap it AROUND your thumb above the original loop. Like so.
STEP THREE: To make a stitch, take your original loop (the one on the bottom), and bring it OVER your thumb. You should end up with this.

Repeat this, wrapping the yarn over your original loop and taking it over, many times, and you can make LONG LONG LONG "chains."
But wait! There's more!
ENDING A CHAIN! So you think you're done making this chain, when suddenly, you realize that if you just take the loop off your thumb, all your stitches will come undone.  Here's how you end it off so that that doesn't happen. 
STEP ONE: Take out your scissors-any kind will do-and cut the part of the yarn that's still attached to the ball.

Pull the end through the loop your thumb's in (take your thumb out first) and pull. Trim. Voila!
To make your chains thicker, instead of using a ball of yarn, use the chain you desire to be thicker.


You know what? I think that I am going to make more tutorials in the future. And that, was Gwen's point of view!


  1. If only I had thumbs. I seem to misplace mine all of the time.

    1. You know, I always seem to misplace them too. And the place I always misplace them? They ALWAYS seem to be on my hands! Isn't that weird?