Known commonly by many names, such as spool knitting, corking or French knitting, this basic form of knitting produces a narrow springy tubular cord. It can be used with an unlimited thread length and is therefore suited to lengthy cords. It is also a great tool to teach the basic principles of knitting.
All that are needed to start braiding are the spool, working stick and a length of yarn. After a simple cast on, the yarn is simply looped over the prongs in turn. When the desired length has been braided, carefully lift the loops and pass the remaining thread tightly through. Our knitting spool comes with clear instructions printed on nepalese handmade Lokta paper.
The spool itself has been cut and crafted from a Nepalese hardwood called ‘Saz’, a large sub-tropical Himalayan tree found up to altitudes of 1200m. The four pins and working stick have been carved from buffalo bone and the set comes complete in a hemp cotton pouch.
Due to the raw material’s texture and the handmade nature of these buttons, some variation in tone and texture may occur.
Spool Height: 6.5cm
Spool Diameter: 4cm
Working Stick Length: 10.5cm
Spool Body: Wood
Spool Pins & Working Stick: Bone
Pouch: 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton