Saturday, May 17, 2008


Spool Knitters are found to be
made by toy companies, knitting wool
companies, and craft suppliers - both
hand tooled and machine-made.
Originally regarded as a toy, today
we recognize them as a craft tool for
both young and old.
Vintage sets often picture young
children using the spool knitter
and include patterns to
create simple items such
as toys, doll's clothes, and small
necessities for the home.

by Wimberdar

Those of you who are keen knitters must
have heard of the name of
Wimberdar - a large company
in England producing all manner of
knitting accessories including knitting needles,
crochet hooks, and in later years, knitting gauges.
The company was founded in 1883 by brothers
Francis & Uriah Critchley.

The French Knitting Outfit contains a simple
wooden spool with tiny nails. This set possibly
dates from the 1930's - 1940's.
The graphics on the box top remind me
of those "Sewing Susan Needlebooks" which if you
click here, will take you to the needlebooks
to which I refer.

The directions found in the box.