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.
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)
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The string is too coarse and snags the yarn. I had to cut the yarn away and reknit the stitches using new yarn. I will never use the kit again.