Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Link to Womans Weekly

French Knitting

I happened across this site recently - very good clear instructions to one way
of knitting on your spool.  

There are also some ideas as to what to do with your cord, I am sure there
are other ideas based on these that you can think of - like decorating a knitted
cushion perhaps.

Circles are made so much easier when you can glue them as you wind/coil
the cord around!



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Book

Learn to
Loom Knit for Your Dolls
by Sherralyn St. Clair

A delightful and detailed new book for the young and young-at-heart!
Doll's accessories for three sizes of dolls.
21 X 21cms - 40 pages
Available from Amazon

Also check out Sherralyn's website


Friday, March 28, 2014

The World is full of Spoolknitters

The world is full of surprises for collectors, but where to look?
It is thanks to the craft companies who manufacture and distribute their
products worldwide, then through searching
the name of a brand, I have found
some exclusive spoolknitters that I am very pleased to
add to my collection.

The spoolknitters I have found made in China and Japan are either of
an extremely very good quality or of a cheaper

 Lily-yarn Set (plastic) above is
 Made in China for Daiso Industries Co. Ltd.
It has three interchangeable heads though all are 5 posts, however
the centre holes differ in size. So I guess
that if one should break, then you will still have two spare heads!

Above - the directions.

ITO - Made in Japan

I love this one! It is a very novel set.

ITO - showing the top

It is a very compact set. The spoolknitter is made of
plastic with 5 posts.

WhWh Knitting School sets (plastic) comprises of two
spoolknitters of a smaller and a larger spool,
the smaller of the two also has two interchangeable
heads - 6 post or 4 post.

Showing the backs of the packages.

A very nice quality spoolknitter here called
French Lilian. This is made of wood with two interchangeable
heads with four or five posts.

This spoolknitter I have not seen elsewhere, though new
I would say it is a rare one and hard to come by.

It is a solid, very good quality metal spoolknitter with
interchangeable heads of four or five posts.
(Very nice to handle)

The majority of these spoolknitters were purchased through a
website - Rakuten.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kooky Chook Pincushion


Here is my Kooky Chook Pincushion made by me last year.
It is loosely based on the fabric chicken pincushions that you see on
the internet.
It is made with vintage cord for the body and a newly spool knitted
felt for the comb and beak and blue plastic beady eyes
Sometimes, with my purchases of vintage boxed spool knitters, there
is a cord included. I hate to throw away someone's work, and this
particular cord had quite some length to it.
So, I hope you approve of what I have turned this
vintage cord into - I love it!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Creativa Tricotin

Creativa Tricotin

It is always a delight to discover new publications on
patterns for using the spoolknitter.

This special Italian Creativa Tricotin shows us -
22 Progetto Inediti con schemi OR
22 new projects with patterns.

I purchased mine with the tricotin
included and shown on
the cover.

It features lots of decorative projects as well as
cute toy animals, that both children and adults will enjoy

The ideas in the book are lots of fun even if
you do not speak Italian - the illustrations are easy to
Happy Spooling!


Monday, December 31, 2012



This gorgeous lacy look Art Deco Style
spoolknitter was made by Dave Stanbrough
of Grizzly Mountain Arts, Colorado.
(see links)


Friday, December 21, 2012


These fabulous spoolknitters - Santa and Mrs Claus -
 were painted by Janet Sorel of A Fool for Spool
on Etsy!