Knit Repair Kit
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. Interested to know what other knitters consider crucial tools for their “knit repair kit.”
QueerJoe’s Knit Repair Kit
When I need to fix an error in my knitting, there are certain tools that come in very handy.
- Crochet hooks – preferably two-sided and usually smaller than the yarn would normally call for
- Latch hook tools – anyone who’s ever done any kind of machine knitting relies on these
- T-Pins – sometimes, I need to pin down my work to get it organized
- Foam interlocking floor tiles – I don’t actually own any of these but they’re good for blocking and pinning down repairs
- Sharp, big-eye needle – much preferred over blunt (in my opinion)
- Locking Stitch Markers – I like using both the plastic ones and the smaller metal ones
- Stitch holders
- Double-Pointed Needles – I prefer shorter, lightweight needles
- Reading glasses
- Good lighting
Many of these items, most knitters already have them in their toolkit. Or they make do with substitutes. But I HIGHLY recommend the double-sided latch hooks if you can find them. Great especially for dropping down and fixing a stitch when you’re knitting garter. As with most of my tools, I like having them in many places so they’re handy.
Especially when I have a knit-repair emergency!
I was honestly hoping to have finished the Chevron Striped Wrap by today.
The good news is that I have enough length to begin the decreases now, so it should be finished in short order.