Finger Knitting to Calm a HSC

We are constantly looking for ways to get my HSC’s ‘bucket’ empty and during the last school holidays we discovered that finger knitting hits the spot.

For some reason I decided to try my hand at knitting (with needles) a few weeks ago and have managed to make scarves for my sons’ cuddly toys so far to practice. I’ve also found it to be calming – a way to switch off my mind! It’s because of this that I stumbled upon finger knitting.

It’s a great activity fro children with the added bonus that it stops a racing mind and creates focus and concentration. All you need is some wool and a pair of scissors – oh and of course your fingers – and you’re away.

Finger Knitting

My eldest has made himself a red and black striped scarf with a little help from me stitching it all together. He’s got so in to it that he does it in school too – and is helping his classmates learn how to do it.

You Tube is full of helpful videos on finger knitting but we particularly liked this one by Good Knit Kisses.

If you are looking for another calming tool for a HSC check out  this popular post.


About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. I was born in Britain but live in the Netherlands. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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6 Responses to Finger Knitting to Calm a HSC

  1. Kim Carberry says:

    What a great activity x


  2. Coombe Mill says:

    I loved finger knitting as a child, it was a regular playground thing!


  3. What a great thing, love the colours of the wool

    Thank you for linking up


  4. This is something that I can learn as I dont know how to knit but I need to learn cuz I have massive head and I cant find a hat that fits me. So haute couture is the only way to go. Thanks for sharing this. #mysundayphoto


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