Yarn is coming.
It’s time for another knitting pattern inspired by the badass women of Game of Thrones. This time it’s Ygritte, the Wildling Jon Snow meets beyond the wall. After all the violence and awful that’s been on Game of Thrones of late, we definitely need something fuzzy and soothing, right? Oh, yes, all the fuzzy and soothing, for everyone.
Of course, Ygritte wouldn’t actually have time to knit herself because she’s busy doing stuff like deflowering Jon Snow and scaling the wall. I decided to try finger knitting here–so hey, you don’t even need to know how to knit to do this! If you have fingers and yarn, you’re set.
Shit you’ll need:
- A hand. Preferably yours but if you need to commandeer one, go for it.
- 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios in color Niebla
- tapestry needle for sewing the ends together
1. Look at this picture of Kit Harington aka Jon Snow aka the most Goth dude in Westeros.
2. Honestly the best way to learn to finger knit is to watch this awesome video by Fiber Flux
but if you want to skip that…
3. Take the end of your yarn and hold it against your palm with you thumb. Wrap it around the back of your index finger, then over your middle finger, under your ring finger, over your pinkie.
4. Wrap the yarn around your pinkie, bring it up over your ring finger, under your middle finger, and over your index finger.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4. You’ll have two loops on each finger.
6. For each finger lift the bottom loop over the top loop and off the finger. You now have 1 loop on each finger.
7. Take the tail of your yarn, wrap it over the middle finger, under the ring finger, over and around the pinkie, over the ring finger, under the middle finger and over the ring finger. Again you will have two loops on each finger.
8. Repeat step 6.
9. Continue wrapping and bringing the loops over in this fashion. You’ll start to create a braid. When the braid is about the length of your arm bind off.
10. To bind off: Instead of wrapping yarn around again, pick up the loop from your index finger and put it on your middle finger. Take the bottom loop off the middle finger and lift it over the top loop. Slip the top loop onto the ring finger (2 loops on the ring finger too).
Take the bottom loop off the ring finger and slip it over the top loop. Take the top loop off the ring finger and move to the pinkie (2 loops on the pinkie now). Bring the bottom loop on the pinkie up over the top loop. Pull yarn through the top loop and snug. This is where the video really helps.
11. Create 3 braids of equal length. I stitched the end of the three braids together, then braided the three braids again a little, then sewed it all together in one loop.
Now you have a cowl/necklace yarn-thingie that a wilding warrior woman might wear or might choke a Crow to death with it. Wear it with pride. Remember Jon Snow knows nothing (except he knows about cunnilingus apparently). Happy knitting!