The Moulin Roty French Knitting Set is one of those activities that will come out on rainy days again and again.
French knitting, or spool knitting, is a skill that once mastered is not easily forgotten. It’s a fun activity where kids can test their fine motor skills, concentration and creativity.
It’s origins go far back to Egypt actually, and it is the making of long tubes of knitting by winding yarn around a spool. By winding the yarn repeatedly in circles around 4 pins at the top of the spool, a long thin knitted cord is created.
French or spool knitting is a traditional way to teach children the basic principles of knitting. According to Mary McCormack, author of Spool Knitting (published in 1909), “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.”
It’s a beautiful gift and indoor activity for tweens and children who love to do crafts ♥