As a designer I don’t do the normal process that I see many knitters enjoy–finding the perfect yarn for the perfect project. Most often my yarn is pre-determnied. So instead I spend far too much time (and money!) collecting all the knitting tools a knitter could need. I don’t have just one knitting kit, but two (and now I think I might need a third!). So, today here are my must-have tools.
First, the small Knitter’s Tool Box from Nancy’s Knit Knacks that sits on my coffee table (or on the bookshelf when we clean up and have people over).
This compact tool box has little dividers and I can organize all my different stitch markers and there’s room for some other larger tools too.
Inside are my HiyaHiya puppy snips, a tapestry needle, a small Lantern Moon crochet hook, a key for tightening my interchangeable needles, and little rubber grippy things also for tightening interchangeable needles. On the right is the case with a ton of different stitch markers. The big downside to this case is it doesn’t fit a measuring tape.
This is my traveling knitting kit, that I always throw in my knitting bag as I go out the door, and the rest of the time sits on my desk where it’s readily available.
An adorable bag from JP Knit and Stitch, A Susan Bates Knit Check, a crochet hook, a highlighter (for marking the size in a pattern), waste yarn, a cable needle, a Hello Kitty tin with stitch markers, the best scissors ever–Sajou scissors, a Kelbourne Woolens tape measure, Milk+Honey Anywhere balm, and a tube of Spud & Chloe tapestry needles.
What are your must have tools?