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History of My Hobby

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Circular knitting frames goes back to the 18th century.

 
 
History of Frame or Rake Knitting


Frame or rake knitting, has been known by many different names, such as ring, box, bung, spool, reel and French knitting. In France we find that the great tasselled caps worn by the revolutionaries were knitted this way on ring or circular frames, while shawls, petticoats, blankets, stockings, bags, purses, sacks, nets, hammocks and even curtains were made on ring or straight knitting frames in France, Britain, Germany and other parts of the middle Europe.

AN excellent book, Mary Thomas's Knitting Book, has an excellent chapter on Rake or Frame knitting, page 115.

 
 
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My Background

I had purchased two knitting type gadgets on Ebay two years ago.I have crocheted for years, and was looking for a easy and fast way to make afghans.

The two gadgets that I purchased were a round knitting loom and a knitting board.After I had learned to knit on them, I found them very fun and easy to do.

Since then, my love of knitting without needles has spread like mad loom disease! I have many, many, many different types of round knitting looms and knitting boards.

I am always thinking of different projects to make with my looms.