Knitting notions laying on a table

Some people may think that all you need to knit is a couple of needles and some yarn. While a pair of needles and yarn are the main materials used to knit a piece, there are some additional tools and accessories that are very useful when knitting a new project. Knitting notions is a term used in the knitting community to refer to tools and accessories you have in your knitting kit and help you while knitting. Here are some of my must have knitting notions.

1. Stitch markers

These tiny stitch markets are used to mark some part of your knitting piece and serve as a guide for future reference. They come in various forms, but these two are the most common.

2. Stitch holder

A stitch holder is used to hold stitches while you are working on other stitches.

3. Measuring tape

It’s very useful to have a measuring tape at hand when you are knitting, especially for a clothing garment. Patterns usually specify how much a piece needs to measure.

4. Tapestry needles

When you finish knitting your garment, you have to weave in the ends of your yarn tails. A tapestry needle helps you with that. It can also be used to sew seams together.

5. Cable needle

Cable needles are used to knit cables. They help you to hold some stitches while you knit the next ones, creating the cable pattern.

6. Knitting and needle gauge

This tool helps you to measure the gauge of your piece, so it will be the same as the pattern. Gauge is the measurement resulting from the number of stitches you knit in a determined number of rows. This tool also helps you measure the size of your knitting needle, in case is not written in the needle.