Knitting on the fork is very original anda fairly simple way to create amazingly beautifully laced objects. For some reason, this method has not been widely used, although it has been known for a long time. Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers knit so thin cotton lace for cuffs, collars and dresses, and also lace covers, tablecloths and curtains.
Knitting on the fork is carried out using a conventionalcrochet hook and special fork - a device that looks like a very large hairpin. The size and thickness of the instrument depend on the miniature and fineness of the resulting image. The cloth associated with the fork consists of individual strips of braid, which are joined together by a tight or laced knitting in a single whole. However, to create an original lace trim, collar or frills, a separate knitted strip also fits perfectly.
The plug may be made of metalwire, plastic or even thick cardboard. As already noted, in shape it resembles a hairpin or a large-sized, two-pronged knife. You can buy a knitting fork in the store, where there are whole sets of tools of several sizes and suitable hooks. If you can not buy the instrument, you can make it yourself from a long knitting needle, bending it with an "archo" with the help of simple manipulations.
Knitting on a fork begins with what they doloop the hook and put it on one tooth. The length of the loop should be equal to half the distance between the teeth. The instrument is taken into the left hand and held upside down. The hook is inserted into the loop, put on the fork, pulling it, then turning in the hand from the right to the left, so that the thread from the coil grabs the second tooth, and a loop is obtained that is hooked and a bar is sewn without a cap in the center above the previous loop. Then again turn the fork from right to left, the thread from the tangle, clasping the tooth, is picked up by a crochet and tied again with a column without a crochet. The whole process is repeated again and again. Gradually, a braid is formed, consisting of long loops, in the center seized by a "snake". This is the easiest knitting on the fork for beginners to master this kind of needlework.
When the braid is connected to the required length, itson the edge of a crochet crocheted columns without a crochet. This is where the fun begins. By means of an alternation of columns and air loops, and also grasping at once several long loops formed as a result of winding the fork, and transposing or crossing them, create very beautiful openwork patterns. By tying the edge of the braid, it is important to make sure that the width of this edge is equal to the width of the middle of the braid. By processing strips bound along the edge, they are immediately joined into a single web. Thus, they receive stoles and shawls, as well as tablecloths and bedspreads. But knitting on the fork is not limited to making only scarves and stoles. From the bands joined together by different openwork interlacing create sweaters and jackets, delicate skirts, dresses and coats.
The manufacture of fine lace finishing will beforce any master who mastered knitting on the fork. Patterns, interlacing of lace, which are collected from long loops, the most diverse. For example, it is easy to tie a round lace motif from this tape if you gather one side of it in a tight ring, and on the other side between the loops of the braid, tie the arcs out of the air loops, creating a flat circle. Round motifs are combined into a single cloth for dresses, sweaters, shawls and much more.
To master this very interesting anda fascinating kind of knitting, it is enough to learn how to knit a braid. Make it simple. If you take a fork and hook in hand and start working, everything will become clear and understandable. And by tying the braid and laying it in front of you, you will immediately find a lot of ideas for its binding and joining, and also just use as a thin lace frill.