One day last week Amelia brought her knitting in to school to show us. She has been learning two types of knitting. The first one uses two knitting needles and a ball of wool. She has learned how to knit along the row of stitches to make the knitting grow.
Amelia slowly did some knitting explaining to us what she was doing. We were very impressed!
Mrs de Koning shared how she learned to knit from her Grandma when she was little. Because her uncle was a butcher she learned to knit on the thick but short skewers which used to be pushed through rolled roasts of meat to keep them together. They were easy for her to hold when she was younger!
Amelia also showed us her French Knitting. It has a special round piece of equipment She winds the woll around the shape and flips the stitches over the wool to make the tube of knitting grow.
Mrs B showed how to roll the finished tube to make all sorts of different things, doilies, bags, rugs, cushions etc.
Mrs B used to do French Knitting when she was little by using an old fashioned wooden cotton reel with 4 small nails tapped into the top to wind the wool around. Mrs de Koning can remember doing it too!