Last week marked the start of our biggest and best tool sale, ever! With savings up to 40% off on over 800 accessories, there is definitely something for every knitter and crocheter. It’s also an amazing time to stock up your craft room with those essentials that just always seem to vanish into thin air (…I’m looking at you, tapestry needles and stitch markers)! But the deals don’t stop at small essentials, there are also handy baskets and boxes for yarn storage as well as cases to keep your needles and hooks happy.
Not sure where to start with so many goodies to choose from? We’ve put together a quick list of out top ten must have tools (all at big time savings)!
1. Kacha Kacha Knitting Counter
The practical solution to the “what row was I on?” dilemma! This cute knitting counter has a name that is as fun to say as it is to use. And with each click, you’ll hear a satisfying “kacha” to let you know that another row is complete. Toss one in your knitting bag with your work-in-progress, and you’ll always be on track. 2. Chibi Tapestry Needle Set
I cannot say enough good things about this tapestry needle set – it includes a versatile set of three different sizes of needles and the angled bent tip at the point makes it easy to weave in yarn ends or seam together pieces of a project. Plus, the handy case keeps the needles together in one place.
3. Locking Stitch Markers
When I use stitch markers, my preference is to use these locking stitch markers. Their versatility allows me to use these for my knitting and crochet projects. Plus, since they feature a small locking clasp – you can also use these to keep track of rows, mark stitches within a repeat or use them to secure a dropped stitch until you’re able to fix it.
4. The Gleener 2-in-1 Fuzz & Lint Remover
One thing that I don’t like dealing with is pilling when it comes to my handknits, but I love working with wool yarns of all kinds – so it’s pretty much unavoidable. Enter: The Gleener! A serious miracle worker, this tool comes with three different head attachments – each of which tackles a different kind of fabric and makes it look as good as new.
5. Fog Linen Square Basket
If you’re anything like me and happen to live near an ikea, chances are you own an Expedit shelf (now known as Kallax) and have it filled to the brim with boxes of yarn, works in progress and other crafting supplies. The Fog Linen Square Basket measures 12.2″ x 12.2″ x 7.8″H, which means that it fits into the ever-popular Expedit shelves like a charm and has a perfectly rustic look that lets you store your yarn and show it off at the same time.
6. Knit Picks Interchangeable Needle Case
A far improvement on my previous needle storage solution (hint: it involved lots of zip lock pouches), the Knit Picks Interchangeable Needle Case is made of durable vinyl and it stores up to two full needle sets. An inner sleeve neatly keeps all of the needle tips in place while two zippered pouches store cables and other small notions.
7. Eucalan Woolwash
One of my resolutions for 2016 was to properly care for all of my handknit and crocheted projects. After all, we spend so much time making our projects that they definitely deserve to be pampered and cared for, to ensure that they will last and look great for a long time to come. Eucalan does just that – it is enriched with lanolin to keep woolens soft while relaxing the fibers. Plus, it’s available as unscented and in four additional scents – I simply love the Lavender Eucalan!
8. Selfish Labels
A clear reminder to knit for myself once in a while! These cheeky labels are the perfect finishing touch to any sweater, hat or scarf that you want to declare as yours. Looking for labels that are equally sassy but a but less selfish? There are Sassy Labels to finish off your knitted and crocheted gifts with. For a bit less sass and a lot more love, try our Loving Label Set or the Instruction Labels which indicate how to care for your handmade gift.
9. Pom-pom Maker
I admit it, I have a thing for pom-poms…and not just any sort of pom-poms but big, dense, puffy pom-poms! I used to suffer for my beloved pom-poms are carefully create make-shift pom-pom makers out of cardboard, but once I tried these Clover Pom-pom Makers, I never looked back. Easy to use and available in a range of sizes, you will achieve pom-pom perfection with this handy helper!
10. I’d Rather Be Knitting Sign
I couldn’t think of a more appropriate accessory to end this Tool Sale Round-Up with than this clever and slightly sassy sign! The sign has a slightly rustic finish, giving it an aged appearance which I find quite charming. I know I’ll definitely be hanging this in my craft room as a reminder of what I’d rather be doing most of the time!
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Knit Picks Tool Sale: save up to 40% off