This term I’m teaching three noon-hour classes at a local elementary school.
Last week in our “Yarn Play” class we made knitting spools out of toilet paper tubes and popsicle sticks. We used hot glue to secure the popsicle sticks to the tubes, then the kids personalized their knitting spools with stickers and markers.
This week we started knitting using their new spools. There was much excitement as everyone’s knitted cord was long enough to come out of the bottom of the spool.
For those who knit up their cord quickly there was just enough time to make a flower like the one below (instructions here). I’ve been seriously considering offering a noon-hour class that’s all spool knitting. There are so many great project ideas for the knitted cord.