Sunday, May 25, 2008



Peter-Austin Manufacturing produced some
well-known toys - Play Doh and Etch-a-Sketch for
example. (Etch-a-Sketch now by Irwin Toys).
Austin and Peter were brothers (now are
both deceased). The company was sold in 1984.
They were based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
hence the wording "Tricotin pour Petites
Filles" (Tricotin for
Little Girls) on the packaging of the
Little Miss Korking Set.

While I don't have an exact date for this set, I can safely
say it was produced before 1984!

The spool knitter is a red solid plastic with a yellow
tool (different to the one on the top of the box).

The spool knitter is 3 inches ( 7 1/2 cms ) long.

The side of the box.
The instructions both in English
and French, are found on the
bottom side of the box.


I have recently added another list to the sidebar
of the blog showing many makers of spool knitters.
This will be added to from time to time.
If any of you know of other makers
from your collection, please let me know and I will
add them to the list, thankyou so much.

I always love to hear from those of you who remember
your own "spoolknitting" days when you were younger.
Please keep your great emails coming, these little
remembrances will one day be displayed with my
spool knitter collection in our future
Sewing Museum.
A little example of what to include in your
comment/email will be found
in the side bar. Thankyou for

Coming up next - Polly Ann Knitting Knob!

Happy Spoolknitting!

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