Follow these simple steps for French Knitting using our traditional wooden knitting Nancy
- Begin by threading the end of the yarn through the centre hole.
- Holding the tail end at the bottom of the French Knitter taut, wind the the working yarn around each peg. Start from the centre yarn around the RHS of the first peg then behind the peg and around the LHS and then cross over the centre to the RHS of the next peg
- On the ‘fifth’ peg, take the yarn round the outside of the next peg, using a plastic needle or a bodkin with your French Knitter lift up the loop on the peg up and over the yarn, creating a stitch. Continue making stitches in this way, until the cord starts to appear through the bottom of the Knitter.
- Work the cord to the required length.
To cast off, lift stitch off first peg and place on its neighbouring peg.Pull the neighbouring stitch through the past over stitch and take both stitches off the peg and place the just made stitch on the next peg.
Continue until one stitch remains. Cut the yarn, draw it through the last stitch and pull tight. Darn ends of knitting into the centre of the knitted cord.
Why not jazz up an old pair of shoes with some French Knitted shoelaces or make a scarf for your teddy or doll?
You could choose several yarn colours and join them together for wider scarf – hours of distraction!
price per single wooden nancy