Remember good old fashioned spool knitting and how satisfying it was to see that snake of knitting emerge from the bottom of the spool? There are of course many shapes and sizes of knitting spools available for sale out there, but you can also make a DIY knitting spool with your kids, which is even more fun!
Okay, I confess, the knitting spool you see here is actually something I saved from a childhood summer camp experience, and since I still have it that means it was something precious! But truthfully the really precious thing about this is that my eleven year old non-crafter enjoyed knitting this snake on one of our no-snow snow days, and plans to make enough to spell out his name!
- A spool of any size, or a piece of round wood with a hole in the center and nails with the smallest heads possible
- a hammer and appropriately sized nails
You can make your spool loom with just four nails, or if the hole is large, go for more, like six or eight!
And by the way, do check out my photo of the most amazing knitting spool collection ever, spotted in the window of a home in Amsterdam, just across from the Anne Frank Museum, you'll want to collect them too!