A headband I have knitted with the French knitting bee
I love knitting with a French knitting bee. The knitting bee produces a long knitted cord which can be used to make accessories such as necklaces, bracelets or scarves (these examples are from the blog of Tonya at The Crafty Mummy). It also can be used to do a fringe.
- A French knitting bee
- An awl (it comes with the French knitting bee)
- A wool needle
- A pair of scissors
First, do a slip knot in the yarn leaving 10 cm loose.
Insert the loose yarn in the knitting bee (where are the hooks) and pass it on the other side. Leave the slip knot out.
You can use the awl to bring the yarn out of the hole.
Insert the slip knot in the hook of the knitting bee.
Bring the yarn to the hook across and turn the yarn around the hook.
Bring the yarn to the next hook and turn the yarn around this hook.
Bring the yarn to the hook across and turn the yarn around this hook. These are the first four stitches.
Pass the yarn around the next hook (this is the first hook where you have inserted the slip knot).
Using the awl, lift the first stitch up over the yarn and off the hook. Drop this stitch.
Again, pass the yarn around the next hook. Using the awl, lift the stitch up over the yarn and off the hook. Drop this stitch.
Repeat for the two other stitches and, again, go around the hooks of the French knitting bee with the yarn lifting each stitches.
This is what it should look like after you have turned the yarn around the French knitting bee a few times.
On the other side on the knitting bee, pull gently the loose yarn to release the knitted cord.
Continue to go around each hook until you have the length desired and cut the yarn living a 10 cm loose.
Insert the yarn in a wool needle and into each of the stitches releasing them from the hooks.
Pull out the knitted cord to release it from the knitting bee and insert the loose yarn into the cord with the wool needle.
Pull out the wool needle.
Cut the loose yarn on both sides of the knitted cord.
Have you ever knitted with a French knitting bee?
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