Tools

Some of my tools

These are the tools that  I use:

Circular needles – KnitPro needle sets are my circular needles of choice, 1 set and you have most of the needle sizes you want with 4 different cable lengths, stitch holders and a ruler/needle sizer.  ( I have both the nickel and wood and a few extras!)

Short straight needles- Art Viva 20cm Tasmanian Oak are lovely to work with and are my preferred scarf needles.  For larger things I prefer the circulars

Crochet hooks – required for picking up dropped stitches.  A tiny one, a 3.25mm and a 4mm on hand all the time.

Tape measure. – Can’t make any garments without one.

Nail scissors – for cutting threads.  I find these better than craft scissors as they are finer. The curved point minimises my risk of cutting the wrong bit.

Knitters needles – Chibi come in a screw top tube so less likely to lose one, now I have the tube I just buy cheap ones when I need to.  Knitters needles are better than tapestry needles as they have a rounded end to minimise splitting the yarn when sewing.

Cable needle – I like the bent ones they seem to sit better and don’t have to be held 100% of the time.

Stitch markers – I don’t use them a lot and I certainly don’t mark every repeat across a row.  I do however like to use them to mark things like the start of a round, dart points, raglan points, side seams, centre stitch  where the spot is not obvious from looking at what has already been done.

Stitch holders/ end caps. – I rarely use conventional stitch holders these days; just screw the end caps onto the cable and you have an appropriate sized stitch holder without transferring the stitches.

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One thought on “Tools

  1. Our tools are strikingly similar. The scissors are different, and I don’t usually keep straight needles in my bag because I seldom knit scarves. I do love not having to move stitches to stitch holders!

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