Knitting, Crochet

Knitting and Crochet deserve a section on their own, so completely different from the sewing and needlework, but still such an essential thread to Nifty Needles. I have been knitting/crocheting for over 45 years and spinning for over 40years. It is a passion that has remained with me since I was young and am passionate about it. In this section you will find the Knit Pro brand that I use for my own personal projects and would highly recommend to anyone that loves to knit and crochet.

Over the years I have used many brands of tools for knitting from the steel knitting needles when I first learnt to knit and then to the Bamboo needles, which I used for many decades until I discovered the Knit Pro brand about 10 years ago. I would not use any other brand now. Knit Pro’s core belief is that the best way to satisfy their customers is to listen and learn from them. So, with the help of an international advisory panel of knitters and crocheters, they developed a range of needle styles and types that they are confident will meet and exceed the needs of all fibre artists, whatever their level of experience. I was introduced to the Knit Pro circular needles over 10 years ago and I remember that I was very sceptical. At first, I refused to try them as I had had so many negative experiences with other brands of circular needles. However, I can guarantee that Knit Pro circular needles are like no other and they truly make knitting a pleasure. Circular needles allow you to knit ‘tube’ in the round such as socks, cowls, hats, etc. The best part is they can be used for flat knitting too – at the end of each row, just switch the needles around as you would with normal single pointed needles, meaning your project sits in your lap as you work, instead of weighing down your poor arms. If you are sore or arthritic in your hand or wrists circular knitting needles can be a good choice. The cable helps take the weight of your hands, wrist and shoulders and let you rest your project in your lap.