Thursday, July 17, 2008

Spoolie Mushrooms!

Spool Knitted Mushrooms

Here is a link to a fun fantastic
spool knitted project that I found
on Guppygirl
for spool knitted mushrooms -
they are really cute!

Thankyou Guppygirl for sharing
your great pattern!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Prices have soared
for many vintage spool knitters, particularly
in the countries where they are more
commonly found - Germany and France.

(Spool Knitters/Stricklieseln from Germany)

(Spool Knitters/Tricotins from France)

The vintage "Knitting Nancy" made
by Spear & Sons has become extremely
desirable, the demand and price has put
them out of the reach of some.
(Recently one sold for nearly AU$500!)

The world of spool knitter collecting has

The membership of my spool knitting group
on Flickr continues to grow.

There are now a series of books
by Editha Fischer (German text)..........and in the current issue of Australian magazine
Country Threads - Kids Special, there is an
article on vintage Knitting Nancies.

...And my collection grows!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


This is a vintage knitting spool set from
Germany called Strick Spiel
(knit toy).
There is no makers name, no date, and no
clues on the small leaflet found in the
Possibly 1940's?
It seems that showing a child knitting
was easier than to show one actually
spool knitting! Or maybe the illustrator
did not know how to spool knit.
I wonder what the system was for
deciding how to "decorate" the
box for a new spool knitter toy?
Visiting an illustrator and asking for
a drawing of a child knitting I
suppose was much simpler
than trying to explain the
intricacies of using a spool knitter!
Or was it explained as faster knitting?
Clearly this young child is getting
exhausted with hers!
Nevertheless, I do really like
the graphics on this box!

Below is the spool knitter found in this box.
This spool knitter to me looks like the ones
made by Richard Lausmann of Bavaria.
Is it original?

Below - the Richard Lausmann spool knitter
So many questions!!!