#2 son wanted to learn "french knitting", but the equipment available was a bit too girly. "That's alright", we said, "we can make a boys french knitting tool.
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
To make sure it ends up as a boy's knitting tool, we used a section of branch that blew off a tree on the common last night.
Step 2: Cut the wood and drill the hole.
When we had our section of branch, we used a narrow bit to drill a pilot hole, then went straight through the lump with the widest twist-bit we had.
We then used the rotary tool to round off the edges of the hole to prevent the wool snagging.
Step 3: Staples
Remember two things to stop the wool sliding off the staples:
- Most hammer-in staples have points that are not parallel - use pliers to squeeze the points closer together before you hammer them in.
- The tops of the staples should lean outwards slightly.