Activity 110:   Spool Knitting

Following on from last week, this time try another method of knitting - using a knitting spool. 

We tried this in our Canvas Names class this week.

You Will Need: 

  • A Knitting Spool

  • Wool

  • Toothpick or crochet tool

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Step by step guide:

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Pull your wool through the hole in the spool. You can push it through with a knitting needle, crochet hook or thin stick.

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Hold the bottom thread with your left hand (if right handed).

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Now start by wrapping the wool around the steal pins. From the inside out.

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Each pin should have wool wrapped around it, leaving a crossover of the wool visible from the top.

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Now you place the wool onto the front, above the wrapped wool. Hold this wool with your right hand.

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With your toothpick place the bottom wool over the top wool, by hooking it over the steal pin.

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Repeat this process over and over- this is called spool knitting.

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Once you have gone around each pin about 3 or 4 times, you need to pull the bottom thread to allow the knitting to drop down into the hole and create space to continue the knitting process.

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To finish it off: cut your wool about 10 cm to create an end. You continue the same hooking over process but now each hook gets finished by pulling the 10 cm wool through - creating a gentle finish.

If you try Spool Knitting, please send us a photo!