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How to Become an "Expert Knitter"   *Buy this book on CD for offline reading!

table of contents Ľ chapter 2 (of 29)

2: Needles & Accessories (cont.)


Large safety pins can be used as stitch holders. Small safety pins are wonderful to keep pieces or seams together, and work well as stitch or row markers. I also use a safety pin to mark the right side of the work.


Stitch holders come in all sizes and shapes. Buy them all, you never know which one you will need, until you need it. They are essential if you have to stop knitting for a while, unless you like threading fallen stitches back onto a needle. Choose a thinner holder than the needle you have been using and then transfer the stitches. Using a smaller size prevents the stitches from stretching (see 9).


Make sure your tape measure is marked with inches as well as centimetres. Conversion without a tape measure is an effort you donít need. Buy lots of tape measures, they wander.

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