Nimble Fingers


If you have a large collection of sock yarn, as I do, you’re often finding yourself with small amounts left over. Nimble Fingers is a great quick way to use up those scraps and make something charming besides. By combining stranded colorwork with slipped stitches, the old-fashioned charm of herringbone is broken by textured stripes, creating a slightly off-kilter appearance. Nimble Fingers knits up fast and wears well.

One size fits most adult hands – up to a 10” wrist circumference


  • 150 yards fingering weight yarn in MC; Shown in The Plucky Knitter Feet (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 425 yds per 115gm skein), shown in colorway Thank You Note
  • 25 yards fingering weight yarn in CC; Shown in Hermosa Fiber Company Skinny Sock (100% Merino; 440 yds per 100gm skein), shown in colorway Berry Sorbet
  • U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm) dpns OR long circular needle for Magic Loop
  • 2 stitch markers
  • waste yarn
  • tapestry needle

22 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 3 needle

Tech edited by Lauren Cross

U.S. $5.00