16 June 2008

DIY Needles and Stitch Markers

Since I started knitting, I had to make some handmade needles and stitch markers. I am pretty happy how they turned out. Now I am proud owner of DPN's (2,5 mm and 3.5 mm) and straits (also 2,5m and 3.5 mm). I made them in various lengths so I can easily knit socks with the short ones and long ones for bigger projects.



I have been using this tutorial mainly as a guide to making my own personal needles. I have been really lucky to find the wood in the local stores. These sticks are actually for barbeque and they are already sharpened.



Here you can see my short needles in action. I told you before that I am addicted to sock knitting. It is summer here and it’s very hot, so you can imagine how far my addiction goes.



Also, I made a lot of stitch markers and started giving them away as presents at Ravelry’s RAK group. These are those that I am keeping for myself.

9 comments:

romantales said...

Vidiš kako ti krasno napreduje pletenje i već radiš tako živopisne uzorke ... Igle kupujem, radim jedino i isključivo s okruglima.

iglice said...

Super ti ide, ja se isto petljam kad moram raditi s više igala, navikla sam na okrugle.Interesira me nastavak kako će izgledati.

Anonymous said...

krasna su ti djela. i čarapice mi se sviđaju i sve mi se sviđa. pozdrav. levant

Suzana said...

Svaka cast, uvijek svjeze i mladalacko. Igle i ja kupujem,mada bi bilo lijepo imati neke koje si sam napravio :)

bensedin art said...

Sjajna ideja za igle, moraću i ja to da probam. Vidim da ti lepo ide, samo tako nastavi. I ja sam ove godine planirala da naučim da pletem čarape!

Sandra said...

kako krasno napraviti vlastite igle! mora da je pravi užitak plesti s njima!

(¯`·._.·Márcia·._.·´¯) said...

Hello
They are beautiful needles! Congratulations! Your knitting is beautiful! Also love knitting.
Bjos!
Excuse me my English.

Lorna said...

Kakva si ti pletilja postala!!!!
Bravo!
Jako mi se sviđaju tvoje osobne igle, a tek markeri! Često mi trebaju, ali nikako se uhvatiti izrade, pa se služim s komadićima konca ili vune u kontra boji...
Jel ti jako vruće?

DEA said...

Postala si pravi maher i to na više strana!
Igle su super,a o čarapi neću ni pričati!