Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun With Wool

It is quite a common question
- "What do you do with Spool-
Knitted Cord?"

It does appear to be a rather fruitless
occupation. "You have a very fine
knitted cord - not much can be done
with it" say!

There appears to be very little written
about the subject with very little offering
in the way of patterns.

I am always looking for books that
have anything to do with spool knitting.

There are some books that have been
published in France and Germany.
It appears that this craft is more popular
in these countries - and has been the case
for many more years - than anywhere
else in the world.

I have, in the past mentioned some
books on my blog.

Here is another one to add to the list -

Fun With Wool
Marie-Françoise Héron
It is published in French
and English language.

It is a paperback size with 96 pages -
over half of the book deals with
projects for french knitting.
It is still available to purchase on
the internet.

You can also check the links on my
blog for other sites that offer patterns
and of course, don't forget
Noreen Crone-Findlay has
published books on spool knitting -
these links are there also.
Plus, if you are a member
of Ravelry,
Noreen has a group there called
"Cool Spool: Spool Knitting Beyond
the Cord".
My Spool Knitter group on Flickr
welcomes new members - the photos
by other members can provide
inspiration also. (Link to
Flickr is in the side column).



ennadoolf said...

I love how you find such great resources for spool knitting (aka corking and a multitude of other names!).
My husband made wooden corkers when we couldn't find any quality ones for the grandkids - he made a batch of them, so I sell the surplus in my etsy shop.
Anyway, back to the books! I love that there are so many new ideas to use the finished product!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Thankyou Anne! It is great to see what each designer comes up with! The art of spool knitting certainly gives us a challenge to see what we can make from the cord.
You would be most welcome to join our Flickr Spool Knitter group.
The never-ending search for printed matter/books will continue - you never know what might come to light that could also help with identifying and dating some vintage spool knitters.

Strikkelise said...

This Swedish book deals with projects with which to use i-cord or spool knitted cord.