Hello! :) Today I'll be showing you how to french knit, or as it is more commonly know: spool knit.
Step 1: Supplies
To start off, you're going to need a few things. A large skein of yarn, (I got this one at Walmart) a french knitter, a measuring tape, scissors, and a crochet hook. You can easily pick up a french knitter at many craft stores, or find an instructable on how to make one! You'l learn where the name "spool" comes from.
Step 2: Beginning the Rope
First, find the end of the yarn, then thread it through the knitter, through the top down and all the way out the bottom. Then loop the yarn around the spikes (or in my case: "U"s') as shown in the pictures.
Step 3: Hooking the Yarn
Now, lay more string over the "U", as shown in the first picture. Then hook the bottom string as shown, and pull over the "U" (3rd picture). Continue around placing new yarn over the next "U" and looping the yarn beneath over. Continue around, and around, and and around, :) until the rope is as long as you need.
Step 4: Measuring Off (Optional)
If you have a certain length you need your rope to be, lay down the rope along side a tape measure and measure it. (Mine came to 81 inches.)
Step 5: Cutting the Rope
When you're ready to finish, cut the rope with 6 inches of slack from the knitter. Next, pull any one of the loops completely off the "U" as shown in the 2nd picture. Then, thread the end through the loop you have made, like picture 3. Repeat for the other 3 and this step is done!
Step 6: Finished!
All you have to do now is tie a knot in the rope, as close as you can to the end of the rope. Pull it tight and trim the slack off. Pull it out of the rope and you're finished!!