What is tomboy stitch?
French knitting (also called tomboy stitch or spool knitting) is a great craft for kids to make long snakes of knitted braid. … The stitches are created by wrapping yarn around pegs and then lifting the stitches over the pegs.
Why is it called French knitting?
The yarn trailing down through the hole is given a tug to draw the knitted braid down through it. The cords so produced where used as piping to edge dresses. This is also refered to as French Knitting.