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Knitting, No Needles Required

By December 26, 2012

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When it comes to matters of yarn, I fancy myself an advanced crocheter. Now, my spellcheck doesn't like the term 'crocheter', but it beats the contemporary new term 'hooker'. I tend to shy away from that title as a rule. As a crochetnista, I'm stumped by the world of knitting. Powering a hook, I can crochet a whole city of sweaters without breaking a sweat. But hand me a pair of knitting needles and I just might try to eat sushi with them.

Fast forward through decades of failed knitting attempts to the year 2010. My beautiful daughter trooped up to the house, fresh off the schoolbus. She came bearing a snake of skillfully looped yarn and a face full of pride. With her big eyes twinkling, she chirped on and on about the necklace she'd knitted for me... using just her fingers.

I drew her immediately to the porch swing where my little muse taught me how to easily knit tubes of yarn using only her stout little fingers. Finally, my time had come to knit! I only had to create a human and send her to third grade to get there. They say everything happens for a reason...

Thankfully, you won't have to go through the delight of childbirth just to score this stylishly slinky scarf. We've put together a step-by-step photo tutorial so that you, too, can knit without needles.


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