Monday, 25 May 2009

French knitting

French Knitting

So with the love of recycled matirials and the investigation of plastics and video tape I have been looking at ways to construct shapes with the matirials.
One way I have been looking in to was knitting, from that I have now been French knitting and have been ding do with a collection of home made spools.
And on them knitting with plastics and video tape, I have found that it is a good way of seeing how the material works in a circular construction.

This is how to French knit
from the web site

1: Thread the yarn through your spool knitter from top to bottom.

2: Cast on by winding your yarn around the nails in a anti-clockwise direction. Don't pull the yarn too tightly or you won't be able to knit your first round.

3: To knit, wind your yarn around the outside of the nails in an anti-clockwise direction.

4: Using a needle or pointed stick, lift the loop on each nail up and over the yarn wound around the outside of the nails. Continue working in an anti-clockwise direction until your cord is long enough. To cast off, cut the yarn and thread it through each loop. Pull tight to fasten off.

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