"You knit the wire?!?" is an often heard comment made by people in my booth at shows where I sell my knitted wire work. Since Im usually working on something there in the booth, one look at the equipment used leads to reminiscences and stories about what the customer did as a child, with yarn, using this same equipment.
Spool knitting is an adaptation of an ancient cord-making technique. It has been practiced using yarn by children and adults in the United States since colonial days. The knitted cords produced were often sewed together in coils to form hot pads, placemats, and even rugs.
does not require a large number of tools or materials.
have the tools, wire knitting is actually a simple weaving process. Beads
can be incorporated into the design. Visit the Galleries
to see many different examples of what can be done with knitted wire.