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Knitting Tools and Supplies

From knitting bags to knitting needles, knitting is easier with some good tools and supplies. Find out what you need, why and how to pick the best.

Addi Turbo Lace Knitting Needles
Legions of knitters are devoted to Addi needles, and the Addi Turbo Lace knitting needles really are a great choice for people who knit a lot of lace.

The Knit Kit
The Knit Kit is a handy device that contains a tape measure, stitch counter, thread cutter and removable crochet hook as well as a tiny pair of TSA compliant scissors, stitch markers and point protectors in a carrier about the size of your hand.

Knit Picks Zephyr Needles
Knit Picks has produced another set of interchangeable knitting needles for knitters to fall in love with. This time it's the Zephyr, a lightweight acrylic set great for knitting on the go.

Omni Knit Stix
If you've ever thought your knitting needles could do a little more for you, the Omni Knit Stix knitting needles have measurements marked on them so you can measure and knit without an extra tool.

Knitting Bag Essentials - What are Your Knitting Tool Bag Essentials?
What shouldn't you leave home without when it comes to taking your knitting on the road? Read ideas from other knitters on knitting tool bag essentials, and share your own thoughts.

EatSmart Precision Pro Scale
The EatSmart Precision Pro Scale is easy to use, small and handy for when you need to weigh a bit of yarn.

Your Knitting Tool Bag
When building a knitting bag to take your project on the road, you'll want to include some knitting tools in case you need them during your time away from home. Here are some thoughts on essential knitting bag tools, as well as other items you might find handy.

Jordana Paige Crafter's Tool Butler
Jordana Paige's Crafter's Tool Butler packs a lot of pockets into a relatively small space to help you get your circulars, double-pointed needles, crochet hooks and other supplies organized.

Laurel Hill Knitting Needles
Laurel Hill makes knitting needles and crochet hooks that are handmade from exotic woods and are also sustainable. Their Forest Palmwood knitting needles are not only beautiful, they're a joy to use and to look at.

Roll-up Knitting Needle Case
A roll-up knitting needle case is a great way to store a bunch of knitting needles in a small space, and it's a pretty easy project even if you don't have a lot of sewing skills.

Stitch Markers with Beads
Stitch markers with beads are an easy way to make a simple knitting accessory a little more fun, and they're quick and easy to make even if you don't have a lot of beading skills. This step by step will take you through the process.

Rowenta Ultrasteam Handheld Steamer
A handheld steamer is by no means required for knitting, but it sure can come in handy if you have a lot of blocking of delicate fibers to do. This steamer is pretty small and easy to use, and would also be good for travel.

Bond Embellish Knit I-cord Maker
Being able to make I-cord faster than knitting it by hand is a great thing, and once you master it the Embellish Knit I-cord maker does make it quick and easy to make I-cords of just about any length.

Clover Pom-Pom Maker
It's not too difficult to make pom-poms by hand, but having a tool to help is good when you want many pom-poms to come out the same. Clover's Pom-Pom makers make it easy to make uniform pom-poms

Making a Ball of Yarn with a Yarn Swift and Ball Winder
Making a skein of yarn into a workable ball by hand can be pretty tedious. Using a yarn swift and a ball winder makes short work of a skein and turns it into a great center-pull ball.

Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder
An electric yarn ball winder is by no means a knitting essential, but it does make slightly faster work of winding a hank into a center-pull ball of yarn than using a crank-type winder, and it does so with less stress on the body.

Stress Relief Gloves
If you've ever spent too much time knitting and ended up hurting yourself, you probably have wondered if there's something you could do to knit longer without pain. Lion Brand Stress Relief Gloves aim to take the pain out of knitting.

Gifts for Knitters
No matter what the occasion, most knitters appreciate getting knitting tools and supplies as a gift. Whether you're looking for a special something for a fellow crafter or want to provide a few pointers to your loved ones (just direct them to this page), here are some great ideas for knitting related gifts.

Stocking Stuffers for Knitters
If you're looking for a special little something for a knitter in your life, or just for some suggestions for gifts other people can get you for the holidays (or your birthday), look no further. Here are some great ideas for little gifts that all your fiber friends will love.

Knit Picks Options Harmony
Most everyone who has tried the Knit Picks Options needles really enjoys them, and now there's another option for people who prefer wooden needles but would like the ease of interchangeables.

Knit Picks Options
Knit Picks Options are the newest contender on the interchangeable scene, and many knitters love them for their lightness, speed and price.

Denise Interchangeable Needles
Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles have a good number of needle tips and a nice range of cable sizes that can easily be connected to make longer cables.

Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks
Denise is well known as a maker of interchangeable knitting needles, but are interchangeable crochet hooks as good as an idea? Read more about what interchangeable crochet hooks are and why you might want a set.

Boye Needlemaster
The Boye Needlemaster interchangeable needles have been around for years, and a lot of people love them, while others find them less than ideal. Weigh the pros and cons before you decide which needles to buy.

What Size is That Needle?
Sometimes you can't tell just be looking what size a needle is. Here's a foolproof way to make sure you're always knitting with the right sized needles.

Knitting Needle Sizes
Knitting needles come in many different sizes, and those sizes can be labeled in several different ways. Here are the basics you need to know about sizing knitting needles.

Bamboo Knitting Needles
Bamboo knitting needles are comfortable, easy to use, strong and durable. Learn more about why you might want to add some bamboo needles to your collection.

What is a Cable Needle?
Cable needles are small but helpful items when you want to knit cables. Here's a quick look at what cable needles are and when you can do without them.

Tools for Beginning Knitters
There are so many knitting tools out there, it's hard to know what you really need in order to get started. This quick guide should help.

Lion Brand Speed Stix
Speed Stix are huge size 50 needles made from light plastic. They're easy to use for quick, big projects.

Addi Turbo Needles
Addi Turbo needles are known as some of the fastest needles out there. But can they really make you knit faster? I conducted a time trial to find out.

Keeping Your Shawl in Place
Shawl pins might not seem like a true knitting tool, but they are important for the knitter who likes to make shawls. Here are some ideas on ways to keep a shawl situated, with a shawl pin or some other devise.

Choosing a Knitting Bag
Choosing a knitting bag is a very personal thing, but it's something every knitter will have to do at some point if she or he wants to transport a knitting project or knit in public. What to look for in a bag and where to find it.

Knitting Needle Reviews
Knitters Review has a wonderful collection of reviews of different kinds of knitting needles. If you're looking for the best wood, plastic, aluminum or bamboo needles, this site can help you in your search.

Make Your Own Circular Needles
This is a really cool article about how to make circular knitting needles from wooden dowels and weed-eater line. The author suggests that once you've got the basics down you can make your own needles in any size you want (or can find a dowel for) in about 10 minutes. Fun!

Knit Kit Jewelry
Joyce Goodman's Knit Kit Jewelry kits contain everything you need (except the needles and scissors) to complete a knit bracelet project. The price tag is high, but the supplies are lovely and might be sufficient for more than one project.

Reasons to Love an Umbrella Swift and Ball Winder
An umbrella swift and yarn winder are far from essential knitting tools, but they are fun to use and make really quick work of winding hanks into balls of yarn.

Why Do You Love Your Umbrella Swift and Yarn Winder - Reasons to Love an...
People who use umbrella swifts and ball winders to turn their hanks into balls tend to love them. Here, readers share their reasons for using this fun knitting tools.

Simplicity Deluxe Rotary Cutter and Embosser
If you cut a lot of fabric for knitting purposes and other yarn crafts, the Simplicity Deluxe Rotary Cutter and Embosser (it works on paper, too!) can be a big help.

Stitch Light by Buffy Ann Designs
If you knit a lot in low-light environments, a knitting light like the Stitch Light by Buffy Ann Designs can be a great investment.

Using Stitch Markers to Count Rows
Stitch markers aren't just for marking stitches; try using them to count rows when you have two parts of a project that need to be the same length.

Boye Yarn on the Go Bag
The Boye Yarn on the Go Bag is a lightweight, easy way to carry a small knitting project so you can work on the go and keep your work clean.

Knit Picks Sunstruck Knitting Needles
Sunstruck needles by Knit Picks are lovely to look at and to knit with, in lightweight and light-colored blond laminated birch wood.

Kollage Square Knitting Needles
Square knitting needles are a little different, but they're fun and comfortable to use once you get used to the variation in gauge they will provide.

Types of Knitting Needles
From straights to circulars, DPNs to cable needles, there are lots of different knitting needles to choose for different occasions. Learn more about the major categories.

Yarn-a-Long Bracelet
Carry your yarn along with you wherever you go with the Yarn-a-Long Bracelet.

How to Make a Knitting Kit
Make up a cool knitting kit for a friend who knits, or bring together some basics and a how-to book to give to someone you want to learn the hobby.

Using Blocking Wires to Block Lace
Use blocking wires on your next lace knitting project for mor accurate results more quickly.

Jordana Paige Cezanne Bag
Keep your knitting and the rest of your life well organized with Jordana Paige's Cezanne shoulder bag.

Lilly Brush Fabric Pill Remover
Use this brush to remove pills from natural fiber garments, take pet hair off your couch and more.

Susan Bates Tipping Points
Tipping Points needles are straight needles from Susan Bates with interchangeable tips so you can work with sharp, blunt or medium tips all with the same needle shaft.

Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit
Use this handy label maker to print on ribbon for labels for your knits or to use in other craft projects.

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