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  • Writer's pictureAlise Kabakoff

What's in Alise's Toolbox - Part 4

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

In today’s toolbox installment are small necessities that make a huge difference for knitters, crocheters, and those who sew.

The first is safety pins. I use all different sizes. The smallest one I use the most to mark the first stitch when working in the round when crocheting. This way, you’ll always know where to start and end a round! I use the largest ones to mark the sizes when I’m churning out lots of kid’s hats at the same time and because they come in multiple sizes.

Below the safety pins are two sizes of cable needles. A cable is a twisted stitch that looks like either a forward or backward “s.” These weird-looking needles are used in knitting to move stitches back and forth to create the cables for your project. The white one is for lightweight yarns and is small; the pink one is for medium-weight yarns and is the one I use the most. I know they look really weird, but they are essential for knitters.

Last but not least, a tape measure! This is used to measure your work to ensure you have the correct gauge. I also use this to measure hats, especially when they are custom ordered and need to be a specific size.


Until next time!


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