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How to Sew French Knot

I have used this stitch in my ladybird, butterfly patterns, and starfish. I obviously love it. It can be really useful, especially for making eyes on little creatures, or to add texture to your design.


First fasten on at the back of your knitting and stitch through to the front


Wind the wool around your needle twice


Sew into your knitting, close to where you came up, but not through the same hole

Troubleshooting: The main ways your french knot might go wrong are if you sew in too close to where you came up. If this happens you will find all your wool seems to disappear with no knot.  Just have another go. A bit of practice and it get easier.

The other thing I find can happen is that if you have too long a piece of wool it just gets tangled and doesn't make the nice little knot. If this does happen just untangle and have another go.

Pull the wool through and you should find yourself with a perfect little french knot

Simple. If you want to make a slightly larger knot you can wrap the wool around the needle three times.


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