Question: How do you start French knitting?

Why is it called French knitting?

The yarn trailing down through the hole is given a tug to draw the knitted braid down through it. The cords so produced where used as piping to edge dresses. This is also refered to as French Knitting. (In Germany they’re called Nahliesle.)

How do you make an i cord in knitting?


  1. Cast on the number of stitches desired or called for by a pattern with double pointed needles. …
  2. Knit one row. …
  3. Slide the stitches to the other end of the needle.
  4. Knit a second row by bringing the yarn behind the work and starting with the first stitch. …
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until desired length is achieved.

What is french knitting called in French?

Spool knitting, corking, French knitting or tomboy knitting is a form of knitting that uses a spool with a number of nails around the rim to produce a narrow tube of fabric. The spool knitting devices are called knitting spools, knitting nancys, or French knitters.

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