French Knitting – How to Cast off and Create Masterpieces
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Well in the previous 2 posts we learnt how to Make a French Knitting Nancy and Cast on and Knit. Now we will learn how to cast off and create a masterpiece with your knitting. This is for when you have got enough French Knitting or spool knitting to make whatever you are wanting to make.
If you like to watch a task being done then take a look at the video of casting of French Knitting (or spool knitting) at the end of these step by step instructions.
You will Need
Your French knitting on your Nancy
Step 1: First Post
Select one post, in my case the blue one. Take the loop off the post and carefully place it over the next post along (anti-clockwise) in the same direction as you have been knitting. You should now have 2 loops on that post.
Take the loop that was originally on the post over the newly added loop and off into the tube.
You should now have 1 loop on each of 3 posts.
Step 2: Second Post
Take the loop from this post, in my case the orange one and place it over the next post (in my case the red one).
You should now have 2 loops on this post.
Take the original loop and pass it over the loop you recently added and drop it into the tube.
Step 3: Remaining Posts
Repeat this process around all the posts until you are left with just one loop on one post, in my case the green one.
Step 4: Cut Yarn & Finish
Now cut your yarn to a suitable length, take the loop off the post, thread the yarn through the loop and pull it tight. Your French Knitting is now complete and should not be attached to your Nancy.
You can tidy up the ends by threading your yarn onto a needle and working it down into the ‘tube’ of knitting or alternatively use them to form your project.
Step 5: Create
Get Creative! Form your knitting into whatever you want.
I made an infinity scarf by folding my knitting in half and sewing it together. I repeated this until it was the correct length. Then I sewed the ends together to form a loop.
Some other great ideas for French Knitting are:
22 things to do with French Knitting
French Knitting Projects you will actually want to make
Take a look around on the Internet and you will find lots of great project ideas for your French Knitting. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and you can follow me on there as Christine’s Crafts. Remember to pin this tutorial for later too!