Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit

$24.00 USD
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.

Product Details

  • 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

Includes

  • Two interior-threaded needles
  • Three lengths of leather cord
    • one long (59"/150 cm)
    • two short (29.5"/75 cm)

How to Use

  • 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. 
  • Keep the contents of your kit in the reusable kraft drawer, lined with 100% wool felt.

Care

  • Just like hands, leather can get dry & needs moisturizing. We suggest treating the cord with Thread Magic or another thread conditioner to keep your cords smooth and limber.
  • Screw the needle on only until it is attached to the cord. If you continue to over-screw, you risk breaking the leather inside the needle.
  • Snipping the end of your leather cord at an angle will facilitate attaching the needle. 
  • Leather has a grain, so be sure to "go with the grain" when sliding stitches on & off the cord.
 
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