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Learn how to make a DIY finger knit garland using upcycled t-shirt yarn in this easy step-by-step eco-friendly tutorial!
T-shirt Yarn is an eco-friendly type of yarn made from old t-shirts that’s easy to make and fun to use for craft projects!
You can use it as a ribbon to wrap gifts, you can use it to make jewelry with chunky beads, and you can use it anywhere you’d use regular yarn!
Today, we are going to make a finger-knit garland using t-shirt yarn!
How to Make a Finger-Knit Garland using T-Shirt Yarn
Step 1. Gather Supplies
Step 2. Use this tutorial to make your own t-shirt yarn from old or thrifted t-shirts.
Step 3. Once you have a ball of t-shirt yarn, use this how to finger knit tutorial detailing a two-finger knitting technique.
Using the tutorial listed above, you’ll use two of your fingers to wrap the yarn around in a figure 8 pattern, and “knit” them into stitches that will form in the yarn as it hangs off your hand.
Each time you knit a new row, the garland will get a little longer.
When you have finger knitted the t-shirt yarn garland to be as long as you need, it’s time to finish off the garland.
Step 4. Cut the t-shirt yarn to leave a 12″ yarn tail.
Step 5. Slide the end of the yarn tail up and under the yarn on one finger. Pull the yarn tail tight and remove the loop from your finger.
Step 6. Repeat for the other finger, sliding the yarn tail under the yarn loop on your other finger and sliding it off as you pull tight.
This will tighten up the end of the t-shirt yarn garland as you pull tightly.
Your garland is finished!
This project is 100% upcycled and eco-friendly… these t-shirts would have otherwise ended up in the garbage.
T-shirt yarn can be made with any knit t-shirt or any knit material in general. (Think jersey knit sheets!)
Making t-shirt yarn is a fun project in itself, and now, you can use that yarn to make something to hang up and decorate your house with!
Finger knitting is easy and fun for kids to do too. Give them a ball of t-shirt yarn and let them create a masterpiece!