|2: Needles &
threader can save a lot of time and your temper. Some thick threads
are very difficult to use, and even large-eyed needles are hard to
thread. Donít use the small wire needle threaders, as they are only
for very fine threads and break easily if you try them on heavy
Needle stops prevent the stitches falling
off the needles when you have a rest or need to store the knitting
for a short time. A thick rubber band wound many times around the
tip of the needle can do the same job. The problem with leaving the
work on the needle for a long time is that the stitches can stretch
and show up as a loose row when you resume knitting. This can be
fixed if you undo the last row and reknit it. You can also use
stitch holders (see 13).
Thick and thin rubber bands are essential.
Wind thick bands around the needle point if you donít have needle
stops. This will keep the stitches safely on the needle.
Use them to keep needle pairs together. Never use adhesive tape on
needles, as the glue will eat into the surface and wreck the
needles. I have seen too many good needles in second-hand shops
ruined in this way.
Place rubber bands around balls of yarn to stop ends tangling when
Buy large dressmaking pins with coloured
plastic ends so that they can easily be seen against the knitted
fabric. Then you wonít lose them in the knitting.
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