The Best Yarns For Finger Knitting

Finger knitting comes in a number of formats so no matter which way you are looking to learn or which technique you want to try out you need to know what the best yarns for finger knitting are.

The best yarns for finger knitting are styles which are chunky, thick to touch and easy to grab hold of. Using a thick yarn will help bulk out the project, fill the gaps between stitches and be easier to hold and work with.

In this article I am going to run through some of the different things you need to look for in a yarn for finger knitting, give you some helpful tips and overall make the experience much more fun for your first try!

Yarn Fibers And Composition

There are many different types of fibres to choose from, including wool, acrylic, cotton, merino, cashmere, alpaca, and a blend of these.

This fibre is incredibly versatile and easy to work with, and overall has slightly more stretch than yarns such as cotton or acrylic. 

Wool blend yarns are also relatively cost-effective, making them an economical choice for trying out new projects.

Tip: choose a contrasting colour to the shade of your knitting needles – it will make it easier for you to distinguish between knitting needles and your work!

Acrylic

Acrylic is a transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and optical clarity. Acrylic sheet is easy to fabricate, bonds well with adhesives and solvents, and is easy to thermoform. It has superior weathering properties compared to many other transparent plastics.

Blended

Typically speaking, the blended yarn is the kind of yarn in which several types of fibers are mixed together. They exhibit a blended characteristic which is entirely new. Mainly, two or more constituents are blended together to get the product.

Wool

Wool is breathable and highly absorbent, it is long-lasting and softens with wear. It also requires less washing than other fibres.

Woolen (American English) or woollen (Commonwealth English) is a type of yarn made from carded wool. Woolen yarn is soft, light, stretchy, and full of air. It is thus a good insulator, and makes a good knitting yarn.

Cotton

Soft and supple, cotton yarns are perfect for warm weather tops & accessories that will keep you knitting/crocheting year-round. Cotton yarns are known to be strong, durable, and have excellent water absorption properties with short drying times, which makes them great for the kiddos, bath and kitchen accessories.