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Retro Craft Tools Spool Knitter

Last week I took a look at a favorite vintage crafting tool, The Hazel 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 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 .

The silk handle on this small fabric bag was easily fashioned:

Small bag silk handle from spool knitter

A longer handle made from the same yarn the bag was knit from:

Small knit bag with spool knit handle

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!