How do you cast on knitting spools?
To cast on stitches, hold the spool knitter with one hand and you will begin wrapping the yarn around the pegs or nails in a clockwise direction with the other hand. To do this, hold the tail of the yarn at the bottom of the spool knitter securely and place the working yarn between two pegs.
What is a spool of yarn?
Spool knitting, corking, French knitting or tomboy knitting is a form of knitting that uses a spool with a number of nails around the rim to produce a narrow tube of fabric. The spool knitting devices are called knitting spools, knitting nancys, or French knitters.
Why is it called French knitting?
The yarn trailing down through the hole is given a tug to draw the knitted braid down through it. The cords so produced where used as piping to edge dresses. This is also refered to as French Knitting. (In Germany they’re called Nahliesle.)