What helpful little tools these leather cords and needles are!
- 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)
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. 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.