10 Must Have Knitting Tools - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher


  • Nancy Johnson

    I also need several stitch counters, primarily the type that sit on the needle wires without falling off the needles, and lifelines made of light weight silk to move smoothly through whatever yarn stitches I am working on. 🙂

    February 26, 2017
  • Pat Enterkin

    I have a clip board that I use for holding my pattern. It has velcro at the top right edge where I put my stitch/row counter which has velcro on the back of it. I stitched several pieces of elastic together (to go around the clip board) and I use these to mark my place on the pattern. Can slide the elastic up and down, remove, or leave it on the board. Also keep colored pens for marking charts when doing lace. I have a small rectangle of wood with a slot (made by a router) that holds my clip board. I place holder with clipboard on table by chair when knitting. Also tie a pen/pencil to clip on board. Very helpful.

    February 26, 2017
    • Vicki

      I love my clipboards especially the ones with low flat clips. I sometimes use chipboard (back of lined note pads) with binder clips which hold tighter than paper clips.

      March 27, 2017
    • Tyra Wahl

      Brilliant ideas!

      November 13, 2017
  • Safety pins. They work as stitch markers, stitch holders, and temporary “seams” during test fittings.

    March 02, 2017
    • The best are coiless saftey pins (pictured in the stitch markers). No getting that little coil caught up in your knitting!

      March 03, 2017
  • My copier is becoming an important tool! I enlarge charts so I can read them easily and mark them as I go along.

    March 12, 2017
  • Brigitt

    I can only tell what i miss: sensible small practical containers for dpns which can be clapped around knitting in progress. Unavailable where I live.

    April 07, 2017
  • A hard 6 inch ruler and several tape measures. Plus I make sure to check the flexible measures to be sure that 12 inches is really 12 inches.

    I also like the tic tac containers that hold 200 mints or altoids tins to contain my small tools and hopefully prevent losses. Thanks for the ideas in the comments and reasons why we need so many things.

    November 12, 2017
    • TOTALLY agree to ruler (it’s my #6) much more accurate way to measure gauge then tape measure.

      November 13, 2017
  • Cindy

    Magic markers to color code charts. And a pen for notes.

    November 15, 2017

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