Knitting Tools and Supplies
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carry your yarn along with you wherever you go with the Yarn-a-Long Bracelet.
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.
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.
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.
Jordana Paige Cezanne Bag
Keep your knitting and the rest of your life well organized with Jordana Paige's Cezanne shoulder bag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using Blocking Wires to Block Lace
Use blocking wires on your next lace knitting project for mor accurate results more quickly.