Get all your knitting supplies organized – easily and inexpensively!
Knitting supplies include much more than just yarn — although lots of THAT is pretty important — and the more ‘hooked’ you are on knitting, the more knitting supplies you’ll feel like you need to have on hand!
KNITTING SUPPLIES CHECKLIST
1. The first thing every self-respecting knitter needs in their knitting supplies cupboard is a STASH of yarn – lots of different colors, types and styles! That way, when the urge to knit strikes, you’re prepared <grin> for whatever project strikes your fancy. But do be careful – there is a fine line between having a decent stash, and being able to apply for membership in the ‘SABRE (Stash Accumulating Beyond Life Expectancy)’ Club. 2. At least one set of every size of knitting needles. And considering that needles go from 1 millimeter to 50 millimeters, that’s a lot of needles. And those are just the straight sets – if you use double-pointed needles (for socks, for example) or circulars, then you’ll need lots of those in various sizes, too.
3. A tape measure. Every knitting supplies list should include a long cloth tape measure – I seem to be constantly measuring the length or width of one project or another, so I even have to replace my tape measure every couple of years! 4. Crochet hooks of various sizes. These are used to ‘tuck in the ends’ on most knitting projects, so a few different sizes are handy to have. 5. An iron. Most knitting projects have to be ‘blocked’ – correctly and permanently shaped – when they’re complete, and the tool to use is a good steam iron. Now, back to that stash. The easiest and least expensive way to store it – and to make room for all those other knitting supplies – is to accumulate baskets of all shapes and sizes. You can buy these inexpensively at bargain stores (or even garage sales), and they are a lovely accessory to store – and show off – all your knitting supplies.