When knitting top-down, seamless sweaters, there comes a point when you need to take your sleeve stitches off onto a holder. Safety-pin type stitch holders don’t work for this. Scrap yarn works, but tends to slip up into the stitches, making the job of getting each stitch back onto a needle laborious. You can leave them on a spare circular needle or cord – but it’s challenging to have needles and cord hanging everywhere. I found that a leather cord had the flexibility of yarn, but was firm enough to keep the stitches from disappearing up into themselves. The interior-threaded needle means you can knit onto and off of the cord – like a leather circular needle. The needles screw onto, and off of, the leather cord.
Needles made of nickel plated steel
Long Cord holds sts of sweater body – 59"/150 cm
Short Cords holds sts of sleeves – 29.5"/75 cm
Two interior-threaded needles
Three lengths of leather cord
one long (59"/150 cm)
two short (29.5"/75 cm)
Use the Stitch Holder Kit in lieu of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord.
See TIPS AND TRICKS FOR USING YOUR STITCH HOLDER KIT.
Keep the contents of your kit in the reusable kraft drawer, lined with 100% wool felt.
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