Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Le Knitting Francais

As long as I remember I’ve owned a pink plastic French knitting spool. I’ve always been able to do it, I learned so long ago it’s almost as if I’ve known how to from birth!

How I wish I had one of these instead of my pink plastic one:

When I found my 14 year old square blanket I also found the French knitting spool along with a couple of metres of rope I’d obviously intended to edge it with. I chose a crocheted edging in the end but didn’t want to destroy the hard work I’d put in on the pink spool so decided I was going to carry on.

But, what do you do with French knitting? Other than make several meters of brightly coloured rope?! I’ve started joining it together into another blanket (you know where you are with blankets) with a crocheted slip-stitch but other than that I’m at a loss.

I’ve had a look on the internet and came across this site which has lots of lovely spools but not much to do with the. Does anyone out there do French knitting?


Anonymous said...

No, no French knitting, but I would want those anyway, just to play with. (The little child in me is adoring them!)

The Elusive Loo said...

They're great aren't they!? There's some really colourful ones on the site I found.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Hi! This is way late but I am the one who has the blog Spoolknitter, I also am the moderator for the Flickr site - Spool Knitter (two words) and have also been asked to moderate the Yahoo Spoolknitter Group - where you will find lots of ideas, links, competitions with prizes, members photos albums, and a book photo album of books found with spool knitting patterns. You are most welcome to pop over and take a look - the links are in the right-hand column of my blog - Spoolknitter. I do have some ideas there going back as well.