This year our Finger Knit Project is two projects in one, a wonderful blue pond or lake for a nature table, or a free-form basket!
Because of the rope...
... inside the finger knit tube...
... just a simple coil, a few stitches...
... and a gentle scrunch...
... make a free-form basket a child can shape at will. However you form it, it holds it's shape! You can make both projects as big or as small as you would like. The one pictured took one 3oz skein of yarn.
Happy swimming and scrunching...
Spring Finger Knitting Project:
- 3 yards of rope/clothesline (for a larger basket just leave the ball of rope on the ground).
- 3 oz skein of yarn (just add more if you go bigger).
- Knitting Tower (other towers can be used, the hole in the middle determines if you can insert a rope and what size of rope).
- Large eye stub nose needle used for sewing knit projects together.
First insert the rope in the tower making a large knot at the top. Set up your yarn on the tower with the end of yarn down the tube. Then start knitting your rope, and before you get to far, make sure the clothesline is still positioned in the middle. Then just pull the knit rope down over the clothesline as you progress until you are done. You may need to pull the knot up at the top from time to time.
Once done knitting tie off tucking the end of the rope inside the coil and begin to coil up as pictured. Pick one side to sew the coils together with your large stub nose needle. A child can sew together the project together, it is very forgiving and hides the stitches used to sew it together just stay on the same side when sewing and have fun.
*Last time in Crafts and Activities: Eggs for Ornithology