What is a French knitting bee?

What is French knitting used for?

French knitting (also called tomboy stitch or spool knitting) is a great craft for kids to make long snakes of knitted braid. The handheld tool used for french knitting is often called a ‘Knitting Nancy’, French knitting dolly or tomboy.

How do you knit a bee?

Easy Knitted Bumble Bee

  1. STS: Stitches. KFB: Knit into the front and back of stitch. K2 tog: Knit two stitches together.
  2. Row 1: (WS): Purl.
  3. Row 2: K1, (KFB) to end (9 STS)
  4. Rows 3 & 4: Repeat rows 1 and 2 (17 STS)
  5. Row 5: Purl.
  6. Row 6: Join B and K to end.
  7. Row 7: Purl.
  8. Row 8: Join A and K to end.

How do you start being a tomboy?

Start by tying a small loop around the first popsicle stick. Then make your way around the popsicle sticks, making a loop (without tying a knot) around each one. When you make it back to the first one, bring the wool above the knotted loop. Then pull the loop, bringing it over the top of the strand of wool.

Is French knitting easy?

French knitting is easy, cheap and fun, so it’s the perfect kids craft project. It’s also known as spool knitting or corking.

Who invented French knitting?

The basis of his machine was the Elizabethan “stocking frame”, invented c. 1589 by a Nottingham vicar,Rev. William Lee, to help his wife knit stockings. It worked a bit like “french knitting“, where children make a knitted tube by winding wool round nails on top of a cotton reel.

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Can you knit a bumble bee?

The Bumble Bee is a fast knit that uses oddments of yarn. Make a whole buzzy swarm of these cute creatures as stocking stuffers, ornaments, or toys. This pattern also includes directions and template for making a bee with felt wings.

How do you join French knitting?

To join the ends of two separate lengths of french knitting poke the needle through the end of the secured length and pull it through then push the needle through the burgundy colored rope (picture 2) and pull it through so it sits nicely.

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