Children will have fun learning to knit with the Filges wooden French knitter with 6 hooks. Also known as a knitting helper or knitting nancy, spool knitting or knitting doll, French knitting is a most traditional children’s pastime with good reason! This knitting helper is a simple Waldorf handicraft tool to introduce French knitting crafts to children quickly and easily, and for even the youngest children to master the basic principles of knitting.
A great gift for creative children who love crafts, the knitted braid can be used to create skipping ropes, bracelets, place mats, belts, wall decorations and belts. It can even be shaped into names for personalised accessories.
Knitting is a highly tactile experience and a fun, creative Waldorf handwork activity. It is taught in Waldorf Schools worldwide from around the age of 6 and projects can range from beginner to advanced.
The craft of knitting has many benefits for children, including the development of fine motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and the concentration and patience required for focused attention on a task. It enhances the ability to understand and follow processes and encourages problem solving skills in overcoming any mistakes.
Knitting is a calming and satisfying handicraft, providing children with a sense of pride and achievement in their creations too. The sensorial experience of working with natural fibres creates an active connection to the natural world for both children. Knitting is used in both Montessori and Waldorf education and is one of the Waldorf handcrafts.
Filges are a very small German family brand specialising in the finest quality organic, vegetable-dyed wool and silk using traditional, artisanal processes.
Filges are a Bioland-certified manufacturer of sheep wool. A member of the IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft/ International Association of Natural Textiles), Filges wool comes exclusively from certified organic sheep in Germany. The Filges dyes are plant-based and production is sustainable, ecological and emission-free.
Attention! Not suitable for children under 5 years due to sharp points.
1 wooden French knitter with 6 hooks (wool not included)