You will need:
French Knitting Nancy (or doll)
Step 1: Form the first loop
Form a loop using a slip knot as if you were going to do ordinary knitting or crocheting.
Place the loop over one of your posts (or pins) on the Nancy. Let the tail end of the yarn fall down through the Nancy.
Step 2: Form the first row
Wrap the yarn around the next post (or pin) around the top of the Nancy in an anti-clockwise direction.
Repeat this process around the remaining two posts.
Step 3: Add a row of loops
Take the yarn and wrap it around the post containing that first loop that you made. Repeat all the way around the Nancy so that you have two loops on each post (pin).
Step 4: Form the knitting
On the post that you placed the first loop on (in my case the blue one) take the bottom loop and pull it up over the second loop and ‘drop it off’ into the tube. You have now made a stitch. You can do this with your fingers but if you have a small ‘doll’ you may need to use a crochet hook.
Repeat for the remaining 3 posts and you will have completed a round of knitting.
Step 5: Continuous knitting
Now wrap the yarn around all the posts again in turn and repeat the process in Step 4 until you have the required length of knitting.
Next week I will show you how to cast off your French Knitting ready to create your final product.
I hope that you are enjoying your French Knitting. I found it really relaxing to do in front of the television in an evening. This infinity scarf is what I made with mine! I just sewed the tubes of knitting together but more about that in the next post (How to cast off and Create Masterpieces).
Of course, it is also a great way for kids to produce a lot of knitting very quickly with minimal difficulty. A great school holiday rainy day activity.
Here are some more great craft tutorials for you to try:
Remember to pin this tutorial on Pinterest so that you can find it later.