When was French knitting invented?

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.)

Where and when was knitting invented?

The oldest knitted items have been found in Egypt and are dated between the 11th and 14th centuries AD. Spanish Christian royal families employed Muslim knitters and their works are the earliest known knitted items in Europe. They were very skillful and made many different items like cushion covers and gloves.

What is a knitting doll for?

If you’d love to learn how to knit but struggle with using the needles, start with a knitting dolly. To French knit, you simply wrap yarn around a hollow dolly that has pegs at the top. Work the yarn around the pegs to create a long knit cord that comes out of the bottom of the dolly.

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