Wednesday, September 5, 2007

BOOKS AND PATTERNS

Looking for books (in english) that are totally about spool knitting is not easy, but I have found the two below on eBay.

The first book "Corking" was published in 1998 by Judy Ann Sadler.
This book has patterns for toys, puppets, dolls' clothes, clothing, hair accessories, etc.


Below is the book - "Knitting Knobby Hobby" a publication by C J Bates & Son in 1978.
This book has patterns for toys, belts, coasters, napkin holder, xmas tree ornaments, hats, jewelry (jewellery), slippers, pin cushions, etc.

If you are a doll lover/collector, below we have the book "Spool Knitting Treasures: Small Dolls & Pocket Pals" by Noreen Crone-Findlay c2002. This book is available directly from www.crone-findlay.com.


Above and below - these two pages are taken from a craft magazine, I have included them for more ideas - the cushions at the girls feet, and the toys.


You can follow specific patterns or you can get a lot of ideas from patterns, and take those further.
For knitters, these cords would make great trims for your caps, tops, bags, and cardigans, etc., and don't forget that you can use wools or cottons. A growing fashion at present is making your own jewellery with a spool knitter and you can include beads, sequins and other embellishments.
Have fun with your spooling!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for putting this corking info on the web. My daughter just learned to cork this past weekend at a Girl Guide camp and I wanted to find some patterns to keep her interested. Thankyou, so much again. The ideas from these pattern books are wonderful!!!!!

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

So glad that you found my blog and that I was able to help you and your daughter with patterns.

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

So glad that you found my blog and that I was able to help you and your daughter with patterns.

Pixelgill said...

Thank you for these recommendations, i have been looking for patterns for frnech knitting bees and have just ordered the corking book from amazon

crazyhaberdasher said...

You are most welcome! .... I would love to see what you make. Perhaps you would like to join my Flickr group Spoolknitter?