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Spool Knitting | by Mary A. McCormack



Few elementary exercises have aroused more interest in the child than the toy knitting; due, perhaps, to its simplicity and his power to do it easily and well. To some keen observer the little orb-weaving spider may have suggested this form of occupation. Be this as it may, the child who is a lover of nature will be quick to perceive the strong resemblance he bears to this little insect while at work with his toy knitter, going from post to post just as the insect worked its net in spiral form on his framework of radiating lines.

TitleSpool Knitting
AuthorMary A. McCormack
PublisherA. S. Barnes & Company
Year1909
Copyright1909, A. S. Barnes & Company
AmazonSpool Knitting
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-Spool Knitting
Few elementary exercises have aroused more interest in the child than the toy knitting; due, perhaps, to its simplicity and his power to do it easily and well. To some keen observer the little orb-...
-Toy Knitters
Toy knitters are made of a cylindrical piece of wood two and one-half or three inches long and at least one inch in diameter. This size enables the child to grasp it easily and work without cram...
-Round Web
Drop worsted through the hole in the center of the knitter and draw it out at the other end, three inches. This end is used to draw the work through the knitter. Carry the worsted le...
-Flat Web
Begin in the same way as for round web, but after carrying the first or lower stitch over the second stitch on each post, bring the worsted back around the same post, and over to the post ...
-Circular Mat
A mat five inches in diameter requires two and one-half yards of round web. Start sewing with the piece of worsted hanging from the end of the web. Coil and sew in place by taking up the underha...
-Ball For Baby
Use round web. Start with end of web and sew and coil as for round mat. Widen only when necessary to keep it from drawing in too quickly. When desired width or center of ball is reached, fill wi...
-Doll's Muff
This will require three yards of round web. Sew the web into a rectangular piece three inches wide and five inches long. Join the three-inch ends together and draw up the ends a little to for...
-Collarette
Round web five yards. Measure the doll's neck for collar. Gradually widen each row in the back. Bring the third row of web down in front to form the tabs; then up to the back of collarette and f...
-Tam O' Shanter Cap
Measure the doll's head and make the top of the crown twice the diameter of the head. It is sewed in the same way as the circular mat. When the desired width of crown is obtained, begin the unde...
-Baby's Rattle
The foundation ring is made of a piece of splint or flat pith fifteen inches long. Form this into a ring, having the ends lap two inches. Wrap this with knitting cotton or yarn, being careful...
-Toboggan Cap
To make a cap five inches long and four inches wide, knit eighty-four inches of flat web. Begin five inches from the end of the web, turn and sew into a rectangular form five inches wide and eig...
-Child's Bath Or Bedroom Slippers
Length of sole, five and one-half inches. It is well to have the soles before beginning to sew. They can be secured at any store. Each slipper requires two and one-half yards of round w...
-Small Mittens
Sixty inches of flat web will be required for each mitten. Cut off eight pieces six inches long. In cutting, clip just one stitch and run the ends across, and sew them into a cylindrical form. D...
-Doll's Hood
This requires two yards of round web. Start with the end of the web and sew into a circular form for the crown. (See illustration A.) The sixth row is brought down to within one inch of...
-Doll's Coat Or Jacket
This may be made of round or flat web. The coat is begun at the under-arm seam a. For a coat five inches long begin three inches from the end of the web to make the first turn. Sew from this ...
-Bootees
Knit two yards of round web for each bootee. Start two inches from the end of the web for the first turn. Sew into an elliptical form three and one-half inches long for the sole. Sew two more...
-Little Boy Blue
Make coat according to directions given for doll's coat. Measure the length of the doll's leg for the length of the trousers. Use flat web and sew it into two rectangular pieces wide enough t...
-Little Red Riding-Hood
The doll shown in illustration is ten and one-half inches tall. To make cape and hood in one piece sew two rows of flat web, six and one-half inches long, for the center of the back. These...
-Doll's Skirt
This skirt is five inches long and made of flat web. The first and last rows are made one and a quarter inch shorter than the other rows forming the skirt. These two rows are sewed togethe...
-Little Boy's Hat
Measure the child's head for the size of the hat. Make the crown of the hat one-half of this measurement. If the child's head measures twenty-two inches around, make the crown eleven inche...
-Child's Muffler
This is a combination of flat and round web. Knit ten inches of flat web, change to round web by bringing the yarn across the center of the hole in the knitter to the opposite post, and knit ten...
-Child's Hood
This is made much in the same way as the doll's hood. Make the back of the hood five inches in diameter, then turn the web and form the side. Sew around to within four inches of the place of tur...
-Little Girl's Hat
This requires twenty-five yards of round web. Measure the child's head for the size of the hat. Start the crown in the same way as the circular mat. When it is five inches in diameter, gradually...
-Doll's Sweater
This is made of five and one-half yards of flat web cut into pieces of a desired length. Cut three pieces seven inches long for the front. One inch and a half of this will also form the neck. Wh...
-Wristlets
These are made of round or flat web. Each wristlet requires one and one-half yards. Measure five inches, the length of the wristlet, and turn. Start sewing from this point and sew to the end ...
-Shoulder Shawl
This may be made of round or flat web, and of any desired size. If the shawl is to be thirty-six inches long, clip the web into pieces of this length and sew them together until the shawl is of ...
-Doll's Carriage Robe
This robe is ten inches wide and eighteen inches long, and is made of four pieces of flat web, each piece three yards long. Any number of pieces of either round or flat web may be used, and the ...
-Child's Leggings
Leggings may be made of round or flat web. Measure five inches above the knee down to the vamp of the shoe for the length of the front part of the legging. This gives the length of the first row...
-Muffler
This may be made of round or flat web. Make the part to go around the neck first. In this model the neck band is ten inches long and three inches wide. Sew four rows of flat or six rows of round...
-Jumping Rope
Select a piece of jute, or stout cord the length of the desired rope. Drop one end of this and one end of the knitting cotton through the hole in the knitter (use knitter having four posts), and...
-Toy Horse Reins
These are made of coarse knitting cotton on four-post knitters. Knit a piece three yards long for the reins. The children measure each other for the breast-piece, which will be from ten to twelv...
-Wash Cloth
This is made of white knitting cotton. It requires nine yards of web for a cloth ten by twelve inches. Measure twelve inches of web, turn and sew toward the end. When the twelve-inch piece is...
-School Bag
This may be made of round or flat web. A bag twelve inches deep and fourteen inches wide requires thirty yards. Measure twenty-four inches of web and turn. Begin sewing from this turn to the end...
-Chimney Cleaner
This is made of white knitting cotton. It requires two yards of flat or three yards of round web. Secure a piece of stick or better still a piece of half-inch dowel ten or twelve inches long,...
-Doll's Hammock
This is made of flat web. A hammock eight by twelve inches requires five and one-half yards. Sew this into an oblong piece twelve inches long and eight inches wide. Secure a piece of cardboar...









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