French Knitting Dolls


French Knitting DollyFrench knitting, spool knitting, corking or whatever you’d like to call it – these darling little Asian dollies really steal your heart, don’t they? Mom found these in Madrid, Spain and thought my 3 oldest girls would get a kick out of them. Only problem is, she didn’t realize that I’d love them so much that I wouldn’t let the kids know that they are actually for THEM. I did let my oldest daughter borrow one to make a few bracelets though.

French Knitting Doll for Spool Knitting

If you haven’t used one of these sometime in your childhood, or adulthood in my case, the Fiberflux Blog has a wonderfully clear tutorial on how to use one. I’m in the process of making a bowl for an Easter centerpiece out of some beautiful cotton yarn I received from a recent Ravelry swap.

Don’t worry Mom – I’ll eventually give them to the girls…..after I’ve had my fun. ;-)





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  1. Posted March 15, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Those dollies are adorable! I always forget how versatile I-cords are and these look like a fun way to try making them

  2. Posted March 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    These are so precious! My first exposure to knitting was through these when my grandma taught me to use one when I was about 6. Now I use them to teach the kids that come to my craft program at the library :)

  3. evelien
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Hi Carli,

    I saw your blog, if you are looking for the French knitting dolls, I sell them in my Etsy shop! In Holland we call it punniken, but thanks to you I found the English words for it.

    Have a nice day,

    • Carli
      Posted March 27, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

      Hi Evelien, glad I could help. What a nice etsy store! Love your crocheted soaps. So pretty!

  4. Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks for mentioning my tutorial from Fiber Flux! I have had great fun with these…I have been poking around online, I envision a collection of these on a cute little shelf. I love the ones you have shown here…so cute!!!

    • Carli
      Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink

      Thank you for such a great tutorial, Jennifer! I was thinking the same thing – a cute little collection of french knitting dolls in my sewing room would be amazing!

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