I remember being a young girl, playing at a neighbor friend's house, and learning how to fingerknit. It was the neatest thing! No knitting needles, or other tools necessary, just a skein of yarn, and your hand.
I had shared this activity with my daughters, and today, my eldest requested that I teach her how to fingerknit. Maybe this will come to be a fun activity to share with your daughter(s) as well.
All you need is yarn and scissors.
Step 1.) First, take a small piece of yarn and rest it between your thumb and forefinger. You'll use this piece to tighten your chain as you go.
Step 2.) Wind the yarn behind the forefinger, in front of the middle finger, behind the ring finger, and in front of the pinky. Reverse the process, and wind the yarn behind the pinky, in front of the ring finger, behind the middle finger, and in front of the forefinger. You should now have 2 loops on each finger.
Step 3.) Beginning with the pinky finger, take the bottom loop, and pull it over and behind the finger. Continue with the rest of the loops.
Take the yarn and wind it around the fingers again, as in step 2. Repeat the looping over the fingers.
Make a chain as long as you like! When finished, cut an end from the yarn, leaving several inches. With the end of the yarn, loop it through the loops on each finger, beginning with the pinky. This time, as you loop it through each finger, pull each loop off the finger. Tighten it as necessary. Fun! Use these to make cute little belts, or scarves for your dolls.