Last week I took a look at a favorite vintage crafting tool, The Hazel loom http://bettyrockwear.com/retro-craft-tools-hazel-flower-loom/.
This week I am taking a look at another tool I like using in conjunction with small knitting and sewing projects. It is a spool knitter, also called a French knitter. The cute one I have pictured above isn’t vintage at all, but they’ve been around for a long time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spool_knitting and are a quite flexible, and useful form of knitting. With a tiny knitter like this, the cable that comes out of the tube goes quickly. I found a great tutorial using this same tiny version that I have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzjGPRWAaRU .
The silk handle on this small fabric bag was easily fashioned:
A longer handle made from the same yarn the bag was knit from:
Like the flower loom, I like having this in my toolbox for its compact size.
I’d enjoy seeing and hearing about your own spool knit projects!