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10 Must-Have Knitting & Crochet Tools for Beginners

10 Must-Have Knitting & Crochet Tools for Beginners

If you're new to the world of knitting, having the right tools can make all the difference in your knitting experience. From needles to project bags, there are essential tools that every beginner knitter should have in their knitting kit. In this blog, we will explore 10 must-have knitting tools for beginners, all of which can be found on www.slippedstitchstudios.com.

Knitting Needles & Crochet Hooks: The first and most important tool for any knitter is a good set of knitting needles. Choose a pair that feels comfortable in your hands. Slipped Stitch Studios offers a variety of knitting needle options, including circular, double-pointed, and interchangeable needles from Chia Goo Needles. We love the high quality materials and the consistency of great customer service! 

Stitch Markers: Stitch markers are essential for keeping track of stitch patterns and shaping in your knitting projects. They can be used to mark the beginning of a round, indicate increases or decreases, and more. Look for stitch markers that are easy to use and won't snag your yarn. This is why we give you customized options to choose your stitch marker ring, or clasp for both Knit & Crochet ! We want them to work hard for you!

Row Counter: A row counter is a handy tool that helps you keep track of the number of rows or repeats in your knitting and crochet project. It eliminates the need to constantly count rows manually and ensures accuracy in your work. We are always looking for the most simple way to keep track! Our Pattern Magnets will help you keep track on the pattern as well!

Tape Measure: Accurate measurements are crucial in knitting and crochet, especially when it comes to fitting garments or determining the size of your finished project. A retractable tape measure is a convenient tool to have in your project bag. You can find colorful and fun tape measures on slippedstitchstudios.com that will add a touch of personality to your tool kit as well as keeping those measurement checks at arms length!

Yarn Swift and Ball Winder: As you progress in your knitting journey, you'll likely be working with hanks or skeins of yarn that need to be wound into balls for easy knitting. A yarn swift and ball winder combo makes this process quick and efficient. Slipped Stitch Studios offers yarn swift covers that can protect your swift and add a pop of color to your crafting space. If there are none in stock- you can reach out to us with custom orders at customerservice@slippedstitchstudios.com

Learn how to use a Yarn Swift HERE

Project Bag: Investing in a good project bag is a game-changer for any knitter or crocheter. It provides a convenient and organized way to store your projects, tools, and accessories. Slipped Stitch Studios offers a wide range of handmade project bags, from small pouches to large Bucket Totes - We have what you need to keep your yarn from rolling around town without you!

Yarn Socks: Yarn socks from Slipped Stitch Studios are an essential tool for any knitter or crocheter. These handy accessories serve the purpose of protecting your yarn while you work on a project. Yarn socks are designed to keep your yarn clean, tidy, and tangle-free by preventing snags, dirt, and pet hair from getting into your delicate fibers. They also greatly reduce the risk of yarn tangling and allow for smooth and uninterrupted pulling of the yarn as you work. With vibrant designs and a variety of sizes available, slipped stitch studios' yarn socks not only provide practicality but also add a touch of style to your knitting or crochet experience. Whether you're working on multiple projects or simply want to keep your yarn organized, investing in yarn socks is a must for every yarn enthusiast.

Needle Nook: Not just for Needles! Needle Nooks are another original Slipped Stitch Design that put the FUN in functional! These Nooks keep DPN, Circular needles, and Crochet hooks with a work in progress, on lockdown! Watch our video to see how to secure your project best! Our Nooks are the only available with a zipper pouch on the back! 

Notions Pouch: So you have all these tools- how will you keep them together?  Our easiest option is a nice padded notions pouch! This pouch was designed to be the perfect size for most notions you would need for knitting and crochet. It ahs a gusseted bottom, so it will stand up and hold your tools, and not flop over and spill everything! We always use quality YKK zippers and there is always a fun new design to freshen up your Yarn bag with! 

Travel lanyards: These little handles are an "handy" accessory for knitters and crocheters on the go! These convenient and lightweight lanyards are designed to keep your crafting tools easily accessible and secure while you're traveling or attending knitting/crochet events. These can add a handle to any yarn sock or tot!This ensures that you have everything you need at your fingertips without the hassle of digging through bags or pockets. Not only do travel lanyards provide practicality, but they also add a touch of style to your crafting experience with their vibrant and unique designs. Whether you're traveling or attending a class, having a travel lanyard from Slipped Stitch Studios ensures that you can knit or crochet on the go with ease and convenience.

You can search for all these and more at www.slippedstitchstudios.com