Hand knitting

What happened to my week? I can’t believe it’s already Sunday…

I happened upon this Lifehacker post that shows a method for knitting without needles:

I find it interesting… My biggest needles are a whopping size US 50, which I’ve used once or twice on those lovely, bulky cowls that are quick gifts. Although I don’t think this kind of knitting is generally something I’d be interested in playing with too much, it would be effective for making a bath mat with some cotton rope or old towel strips.

It also reminds me somewhat of finger knitting:

For me, this kind of stuff is so fun to teach kids. I remember being at Girl Scout camp as a kid, making quick friendship bracelets by using the finger crochet method:

Have you guys ever tried any of these “hand knitting” methods? Do you think they have the potential to do more than just basic items?

– YX

4 thoughts on “Hand knitting

    1. I didn't know, either… Except for the finger crochet. Great for a provisional crochet cast on, even if you're hookless.

      I used a knitting spool growing up, too, but it just made tons of rope/cord in the round, which you then had to spiral to make a hat or rug or whatever. I remember thinking it took way too much time! Haha, if only I'd known…

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