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Knit Toys/Tools

August 28th, 2013

Well, not actually toys, but knitting tools. One always needs more knitting tools – right?

First, in one of those 1€ type stores I picked up some inexpensive #5 crochet cotton for provisional cast ons and these two little cuties for 1.5€

a latch hook and a double ended crochet hook

a latch hook and a double ended crochet hook

and then there are the KnitPro treasures. I don’t use DPs all that often- mostly for the ends of sleeves or that last bit of hat. Maybe an I-cord since I haven’t knit socks for a while, but these Rosewood beauties were too nice to resist. The first time I stopped in All You Knit is Love (Barcelona) I purchased one set. The second time through I picked up the rest of the sizes.

Although they are nice -The Karbonz are fabulous. Carbon fiber, which I tried in the other brand and did not like at all. But this time someone got smart and fixed the problem of stitches clinging to the tips of the needles. These are capped and are almost as sharp as Silhouettes or Chia-Goo Lace.

And then there is a different version of the yarn needle with an easy to thread nylon eye

in three sizes

in three sizes

But the nicest? The Signature Silhouettes that George brought back for me from the states. These are the cable & stem switchable. Not between sizes, but being able to swap out cable lengths has some real advantages to your average shawl knitter. I just wish they had small sizes (below 3.25 mm) and cable lengths to create 14-16″ total length with the 4″ stems.

lovely, color coded & labeled with size

lovely, color coded & labeled with size

Color me a happy knitter….

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  1. August 29th, 2013 at 16:11 | #1

    NICE toys!!!

  2. August 29th, 2013 at 23:32 | #2

    Oooh – one can never have too many good knitting toys!

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