my new knitting fork
My mom is so great about finding fun crafty gifts for me for Christmas, and this year was no different! I received this lovely knitting fork with a bundle of hand-dyed wool yarn. I've wanted to try one of these since hearing about them, and now I can! It works a bit like finger knitting, also a bit like the spool or french knitting, or a knitting loom, but with only two branches sticking up. It's easy to learn:
You wrap the yarn around the "branches" to form a figure 8, then repeat for a second figure 8.
Pull the lower loops over the top loops toward the center, then wrap another figure 8.
As you work, the knitted piece gets pulled through the hole in the handle. It's not very thick, and I haven't decided how I'll use it, but I know that it's fun to work on, and certainly that gives it potential!
By Mollie Johanson at Thursday, January 12, 2012