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« on: March 16, 2008 09:55:50 AM »

Another one from "The Book of Good Needlework".


Here's a link to one you can enlarge enough to read the text:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21057963@N08/2337698412/
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 10:14:44 AM »

That would be a cool accessory.

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008 02:14:43 PM »

I have nails, I have a vintage wooden cotton reel..... mwahahahaha (<- my evil "I'm hatching a plan" laugh)
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 05:07:56 PM »

My Granny taught my how to do this when I was 8 she must have been about 88 then (so maybe she learnt it from something like this).  I think I was getting under her feet too much so she went off to her shed and created one for me.  We call it French Knitting but I dont know if that is really correct.  I never made a necklace from it though.  I should try it she would be amused to hear I still have the 'apparatus' she made for me.  Thanks for sharing!
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this is made from a bicycle innertube!!


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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008 10:41:22 PM »

I make wire chains on a spool just like this.  I have them in 3, 4 and 5 peg.

I actually have never tried using yarn...that's too easy!LOL!  I have to do the hard stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 10:12:08 AM »


Yay!
We called it "knitting nancy". It was all the rage when I started school.  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008 09:58:07 AM »

so is this the predecessor to all the 'knitting looms' in the craft aisle at W*lmart? Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010 12:07:40 PM »

I got a commercial version of this when I was eight (ouch, ten years ago) and it was rubbish. Looked like a plastic egg pretending to be a grandma, because kids won't touch anything that isn't plastic and personified of course. This probably works better, it was the knitting world's version of an easybake oven (come on, cooking with a lightbulb?)
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011 11:22:32 AM »

nice one - but I'm surprised it works with nails. I'd rather try cramps for it. But really a nice idea if you haven't got an i-cord maker at hand.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014 09:54:53 AM »

We called that french Knitting.  And back then all the cotton reels were made of wood.  My mum taught my siblings and I.  I taught my kids and they have taught their kids.  We used to spend hours seeing who could make the longest 'chain'.  I dont recall ever actually making anything with the giant chains we produced
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2014 07:53:04 PM »

I used to make these knitting "looms" when I was a kid they work great!
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017 01:27:16 PM »

Another one from "The Book of Good Needlework".


Here's a link to one you can enlarge enough to read the text:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21057963@N08/2337698412/
I remember making those with my Mom when I was 7 or 8. We used a wood spool & she hammer 4 small nails in. I had a lot of fun doing that. I can't remember what I made with it. It could coil into a rug. It kept me busy. I also cut up old socks & braided them into a rug. All the old things are neat now & it was fun, instead of all these plastics junk they have now!☺

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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017 01:35:52 PM »

I remember making those braids from yarn...we made hair ties out of them...actually, this is very similar and much easier to do that knitting icord...I will have to remember this next time I need icord for a project!
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