There are so many knitting tools to choose from today and it's so fun to go shopping for them. There's always something new!
But you may be wondering which ones you really need. It's kind of overwhelming when you see them all.
The tools for knitting that I've pictured below are basic knitting materials for beginners. And they will come in handy as you continue with your knitting.
When you see all the pretty little tools and accessories, I swear you'll want at least one of everything.
There's always something new to try.
This is when I personally have to exercise control.
When you're beginning knitting I would stick with the knitting essentials like, yarn, needles, point protectors.
That way if it turns out that knitting isn't for you, you haven't spent a lot of money.
Oh I'm sure you'll love knitting just like me but then again I know it's not for everyone.
So other than yarn and knitting needles how do you know what knitting tools to buy?
Below is a list of basic knitting materials for beginners that will be quite useful and handy.
Over time you'll be able to decide which tools and accessories are the best for you.
First of all you are going to need something to keep all your knitting tools and accessories in.
I made this big ol knitting bag and I just love it!
It knits up quickly and gives me a nice storage space for my knitting projects.
Of course you'll probably want to buy one for now and you'll find lots of great choices in all price ranges as well.
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This is a great little knitting tool and it's the only one I use. This will help you keep track of your rows (as long as you remember to move it up after every row...sometimes I forget) There are many different kinds of row counters but I just like to keep it simple.
Here's a suggestion. While this row counter can be put on your knitting needle I found it to be kind of bothersome so I used the yarn tail that I started knitting with and attached it there. That way it's always with you and not in the way.
This is an indispensable knitting tool and one of my favorites. Locking stitch markers are the greatest things. I use these little markers for so many different things in knitting and I just love them. They're like a mini safety pin so you can actually stick them in a stitch and lock it and it won't slip out.
They're also handy to mark where you made a mistake so you can go back later to fix it. I'm sure you'll find loads of uses for these little gems.
This little knitting tool is a needle and stitch gauge and it tells you what size your knitting needles are. Just poke the needle through the holes until you find the one that fits.
It also tells you what your knitting gauge is. Knitting gauge means how many stitches and rows you have per inch. See that little slot on the left side? That helps you determine how many stitches and rows you have per inch. You can read more about gauge right here.
This is my favorite cable needle. It is called a U cable stitch holder and when I finally managed to buy these my cable knitting became a whole lot better and I got a whole lot happier.
Your knitting stitches won't fall off when you use this cable needle and because it's U shaped it lies flatter than the straight cable needles. These came in a package of three in different sizes so you can match the cable stitch holder to the size of the yarn you are using. Finally no more fussing.
A yarn (tapestry) needle is a blunt end needle used to weave in the ends of your finished project and sew up the finished pieces of fabric. Try to find one with a big eye in it so the knitting yarn will slide through easily.
I hope this helps! And if you have any questions about your knitting I'll be very happy to help you.
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