5 Reasons Why You Need this Knitting Needle Set

Knitters Pride 16” Special Interchangeable Needle Set is an ndispensable knitters tool for hats, cowls, small projects, baby garments, and swatching.

This is my great find for the day. I don’t know why I didn’t spy this Knitters Pride set before, so of course I have take it apart and see if it is as special as I think it is!  

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Knitters Pride MARBLZ Interchangeable Needle Set Review

This is the time of the year when I'm on a personal knitting accessory quest. I'm looking for one truly unique item. It doesn't need to be big, but it does need to be beautiful and unusual. This year I didn't look long. Knitter's Pride Marblz Interchangeable Needle Set..Bullseye!  Hit the mark on all three of my wants! A big, beautiful, unique find...and functional too.

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For Your Knitting: Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Adorn Your Work With Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Adorn Your Work With Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Show off your classic or whimsical side by adorning a favorite shawl, scarf or even your favorite cowl with a beautiful Bonnie Bishoff shawl stick. 

Bonnie Bishoff Pewter Shawl Stick

Bonnie Bishoff Pewter Shawl Stick

These well made sticks (lead-free pewter and polymer clay) are perfectly weighted and gracefully curved to grip not only your fine gauge projects but bulkier knitted garments as well. 

Bonnie's sticks are offered in two styles: the Pewter version, and polymer clay version called Color Sticks. Let's take a peek!

Pewter

Bonnie Bishoff hand crafted shawl sticks - smoothly finished and wonderfully detailed.

Bonnie Bishoff hand crafted shawl sticks - smoothly finished and wonderfully detailed.

Color Sticks

Bonnie Bishoff Color Sticks: Vivid and wonderfully quirky.  Available in 2 lengths.

Bonnie Bishoff Color Sticks: Vivid and wonderfully quirky.  Available in 2 lengths.

Have fun choosing your favorite shawl stick!  Shop Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Happy Knitting!

- Donna, your friendly Knitting Doctor

Knitting Review: Kinki Amibari Cable Needles

Knitter's Must Have: Bamboo Cable Stitch Holder, Grooved Cable Stitch Holder and Cable Stitch Holder

Knitter's Must Have: Bamboo Cable Stitch Holder, Grooved Cable Stitch Holder and Cable Stitch Holder

Why the Right Cable = Successful Cable Knitting Projects

The right cable needle and the feel of the needle in your hands is critical to crafting attractive cables and the fun you have knitting them. 

Kinki Amibari (aka KA) scores high marks for both sizing and feel.  This company with the improbable name produces one of the nicest cable needles I have seen and worked with. KA has been crafting bamboo tools and implements since 1916 and is the oldest bamboo knitting needle manufacturer in Japan.

They are special! Both bamboo sets and the plastic version include 3 cable needles, to handle all but the bulkiest fibers. Take a look at the detail! 

Beautifully wood grain in bow shapes.  Pretty enough to do double duty as shawl sticks or display in your tool holder.

Beautifully wood grain in bow shapes.  Pretty enough to do double duty as shawl sticks or display in your tool holder.

Why We Love these Cable Needles

  • Smoothly crafted from sustainable bamboo.
  • Curved bow shapes (bamboo or plastic) or notched style are specifically designed to hold even slippery stitches. securely.
  • Longer length than most cable needles (4.75" length).
  • Sharp tips able to lift even the finest lace weight yarn stitches.
  • Warm in your hands and comfortable to hold.
Notches hold even the finest stitches securely.

Notches hold even the finest stitches securely.

Nicely pointed to lift even the smallest stitches.

Nicely pointed to lift even the smallest stitches.

Check out the Kinki Amibari Cable Needles for yourself! Which is your favorite?

Happy Knitting!

- KnitDocDonna

Knitting Accessories: Lantern Moon Notions Holder and Cases

Product Review:  Rose Tool Holder and Clam Shell 3 Nested Notion Cases

Product Review:  Rose Tool Holder and Clam Shell 3 Nested Notion Cases

Lantern Moon Rose Tool Holder - Perfect place to hold your knitting notions

Lantern Moon Rose Tool Holder - Perfect place to hold your knitting notions

These are truly beautiful knitting accessories and a favorite of the Yarngirls here at NobleKnits.

The Rose Tool Holder

From Lantern Moon, each rose tool holder is constructed with furls of softly ruched velvet.  The colors are rich and the velvet is pliable, so you can unfurl those petals and tuck away lots of  tools (think double pointed needles, shawl pins and cable needles).  

The center of the rose has a hidden tube that will hold your scissors too.  

The bases are lightly weighted for stability and covered with an attractive tapestry fabric.  

Each Rose measure 4" high x 4" wide and comes in the colors below.

Lantern Moon Rose Tool Holders in Ruby, Sapphire, Green, and Gold

Lantern Moon Rose Tool Holders in Ruby, Sapphire, Green, and Gold

Clam Shell 3 Nested Notions Cases

These Nested Clam Shell Notions Cases are the perfect companion set to the rose toll holder.  Also by Lantern Moon, the Clam Shell 3 Nested Notion Case sets are constructed of muted floral brocade in colors that complement the Rose Holders. These sturdy cases will fit all types of notions and are slightly stiffened to protect your tools.  Each zippered case is beautifully lined and includes the Lantern Moon label.  

Beautiful finishing on the inside of each case

The nested cases include sizes:  2.5 x 4", 3 x 5", 3.75 x 6"

The nested cases include sizes:  2.5 x 4", 3 x 5", 3.75 x 6"

Available in the colors shown above:   Front to back: Bronze/Purple, Dark Red, Orange/Gold

Available in the colors shown above:   Front to back: Bronze/Purple, Dark Red, Orange/Gold