Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DAISY SPOOL KNITTER


This daisy spool knitter and bee hook are
made from unbreakable resin and are hand
painted. They are available from here.

I was delighted to discover these spool knitters
just recently and apparently they have been
around for some time. They are made in
the US and on the website you will also find
a dvd "Making Knitted "I" Cord -
Spool Knitting and Double
Needle Techniques by
Elinor Czarnecki".

On the back of the dvd it reads -

"This 40 minute instructional
video teaches the viewer how to
make Spool Knitted "I" Cord using
Nature's Tools Daisy Knitting Spool
and Bee Hook.
The techniques of double
needle "I" Cord presented by special
guest, Meg Swansen, author,
designer from Schoolhouse Press.
Elinor presents the basics, how to
hold the tools, threading and working
the stitches, ending off, and joining new
yarns. Also shown are wearable items,
household, gift and just for fun project
ideas and how to's. This is truly a must
have for every needlework library."

There are also patterns available
on the website.



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9 comments:

Itsy said...

How could I not have heard about these? And they're made in the United States. Meg Swansen is such a famous knitter yet I never heard about this I-cord DVD. Another must have. - Kim

crazyhaberdasher said...

You can also purchase non-painted spool knitters and paint your own using acrylic paints.
Meg Swansen is the daughter of Elizabeth Zimmerman - both very famous knitters - and Meg shows us some fabulous knitted clothing trimmed with "I" cord.

macati said...

this one is so fun!!!
:)

crazyhaberdasher said...

It sure is Macati! .... There is no limit to what you might shape a spool knitter into using resin.

Purple Pony Art said...

How adorable! I'm so amazed by the variety of such a simple tool :-)

crazyhaberdasher said...

The gaps between the daisy petals also have the purpose of holding the yarn too! It is a very good design.

Nathalie said...

AllĂ´ Crazyhaberdasher!
I thank you for putting the link to order it.

crazyhaberdasher said...

You are very welcome Nathalie!

Helmi said...

Wow, never saw this. Great!!!