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kpc19011
Chatty Knitter

146 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  11:23:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit kpc19011's Homepage Send kpc19011 a Private Message
I'm curious to find a holder for my double-points for when I'm working on a sock. Has anyone seen such a thing? I just hate having lost a stitch or have the needles poking into the sock in progress. --this I suppose would be on my wish list

Kris

xmasberry
Seriously Hooked

826 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  11:32:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit xmasberry's Homepage Send xmasberry a Private Message
i have some handy holders that are basically two black caps with elastic between them. The caps slip over the ends of the needles and are held tight by the elastic, holding the project together.

I have a picture here:
http://flickr.com/photos/xmasberry/117221081/in/photostream/

holly x
"do what you love, love what you do, leave the world a better place and don't pick your nose" -Jef Mallett
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4399 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  12:18:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message
I love Stitch Keepers! I found a source online at Knitters Mercantile. I got mine from Knit Picks, but they no longer carry them. I haven't ordered from K. M., because... well, I have about a dozen already...

Jane

Blog: Not Plain Jane
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kpc19011
Chatty Knitter

146 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  12:20:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit kpc19011's Homepage Send kpc19011 a Private Message
Holly...that looks cool!! please tell me how I can get a hold of one of those holders!
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kpc19011
Chatty Knitter

146 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  12:23:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit kpc19011's Homepage Send kpc19011 a Private Message
Knitters Mercantile....got it thanks!

Kris
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pieheart
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  3:10:22 PM  Show Profile Send pieheart a Private Message
It does look cool, but I have never had stitches fall off my dpns when knitting socks. I just push the knitting to the middle of the needles.

pieheart

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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  3:41:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message
I had one too many knitting bag mishaps -- you know, when you rummage around for your sock, and it's all tangled up even though you thought you'd rolled it up? Or when you pick up your sock, pull on the "free" needle, only to find that it actually held stitches? Stitch keepers keep everything safe and sound.

Jane

Blog: Not Plain Jane
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xmasberry
Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  4:01:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit xmasberry's Homepage Send xmasberry a Private Message
That's why i use it, too, Jane. Often, my sock project is in the same bag with my running or ski stuff, books, and assorted other things. One needle gets caught in the center of a book and i end up with 30 tiny stitches pulled out. Thanks for posting the name and link to Knitters Mercantile. I've only bought them at my LYS and was at a loss for what they were called.

I hope you like them also, Kris!

holly x
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knit_chick
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  5:30:14 PM  Show Profile Send knit_chick a Private Message
The Yarn Harlot was given a tin DPN holder during her last tour. You can see it here. Do a search on the page for "coolest metal needle thingie".

Naturally, I inquired about them and found out that these tin needle holders are a replica of one used in the 1800's. It's 9.25" long and 1.5"+ inches in circumference. It's $19.50 which includes U.S. shipping. Also, I was told that these hold needles US sizes 0-3. They're working on making larger sizes.

However, they are now in high-demand, so it's backordered. I'm patiently waiting.


http://knitchick.blog-city.com
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gwtreece
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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  05:53:51 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Thanks for the link, this is cool.

Wanda
My Blog
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Calamintha
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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  09:07:29 AM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message
When I used to do socks on dpns I just folded the sock up so the dpns were all parallel to each other and wrapped rubber bands around both ends. Now I do socks on 2 circs and it's no longer a problem.
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socknitter
Chatty Knitter

156 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  03:34:51 AM  Show Profile Send socknitter a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by xmasberry

i have some handy holders that are basically two black caps with elastic between them. The caps slip over the ends of the needles and are held tight by the elastic, holding the project together.

I have a picture here:
http://flickr.com/photos/xmasberry/117221081/in/photostream/



Holly, those are terrific - where did you find little rubber caps to make them? I've been looking but can't find any.

Lauri B.

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purlewe
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Posted - 08/29/2006 :  09:35:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message
A friend of mine made some.. you can read about it here:
http://lunastrixae.blogspot.com/2006/08/diy-double-point-holders.html

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp


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socknitter
Chatty Knitter

156 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  2:00:17 PM  Show Profile Send socknitter a Private Message
Thanks! Just what I was looking for...

quote:
Originally posted by purlewe

A friend of mine made some.. you can read about it here:
http://lunastrixae.blogspot.com/2006/08/diy-double-point-holders.html



Lauri B.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8mnnp/

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FreakyFiberista
New Pal

USA
23 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2006 :  10:10:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit FreakyFiberista's Homepage  Send FreakyFiberista a Yahoo! Message Send FreakyFiberista a Private Message
Faboo! Now I know my next DIY project. Thanks for the info.

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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 08/31/2006 :  2:37:56 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message
I just copied it, too, to show to friends. Thanks!
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galleylama
Seriously Hooked

753 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2006 :  10:44:50 AM  Show Profile Send galleylama a Private Message
HeHeHe - just stole a pack of the plastic end caps from DH's tool bench. (Stole the elastic cording from DD's jewelry making supplies). Goodie Goodie for me...goodie goodie for you! Gonna make a few needle protectors.

It is easier to be forgiven than to receive permission.
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tiennie
Warming Up

USA
70 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2006 :  11:01:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit tiennie's Homepage Send tiennie a Private Message
Where do you get the metal ones? I keep snapping my needles!

Happy knitting or knit 'til you're happy! - tiennie
http://www.tiennieknits.typepad.com
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wools4yu
New Pal

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  07:25:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit wools4yu's Homepage Send wools4yu a Private Message
I've got the needle holders in my shop. I am the only one in the country that has them. they are actually reproductions of those used in the 1800's. We have changed them a little to accomodate todays knitting. The edges are now hemmed and we have a new size to fit the smaller 5-7 1/4 dpn's. They are made of tin in the original fashon, using period tools and techniques. Very handy. I can't do without mine cuz i have socks going all the time.

jenniferaruggirello
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gwtreece
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USA
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Posted - 09/11/2006 :  09:30:39 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by purlewe

A friend of mine made some.. you can read about it here:
http://lunastrixae.blogspot.com/2006/08/diy-double-point-holders.html




Thanks for the link. They are so easy to make.

Wanda
My Blog
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