Best Knitting Accessories you can Buy

You think all you need to knit is knitting needles and wool. That's not wrong either, but with our Knitters Pride knitting accessories you make life easier and have a better knitting experience. You will surely ask yourself how you managed without these helpers until now. In this short blog we would like to present some of our accessories in more detail and explain how they work.

Knit blockers

Many knitting patterns only unfold when properly blocked. The pieces of knitting are moistened and stretched to the right shape and size. To make this process extra easy, we've designed these awesome Knitters Pride Knit Blockers for you. The needles are gentle on your knitting project and rust-resistant.

Aqua Sock Blockers

Socks also need to be blocked and due to their special shape, they also need a special accessory to block. These Aqua Sock Blockers are designed specifically so that you can slide your sock on and block into the right shape. Pretty handy, isn't it?

Row Counter Ring

Everyone likes a nice ring on their finger. We don't offer it as a pretty fashion accessory, but as a useful knitting accessory for you. With this ring you can count your knitting rows and don't miss the rows of your pattern. You can also interrupt your work and know where to continue next time.

Row Counter Clicky

If you don't like or don't want it in the form of a ring, you can alternatively take a look at our Row Counter Clicky here. As the name suggests, the Clicky has a clicker that you press at the start of each round to count your rounds.

Tape measure

Every piece of knitting or crocheting has to be measured. It doesn't work without the numbers, sometimes you have to measure the arms, the collar or simply the length. Our practical Tape Measure in different shapes are practical to pack in the needlework bag and always have with you without getting tangled up. Because the measuring tapes can be pulled out and with one press, the measuring tape can be neatly retracted and stowed away again very quickly.

Folding scissors

A pair of scissors is always a must. And these scissors are ideal for your handicraft bag, because you have absolutely no risk of injuring yourself. Because it is foldable, the sharp tips can be hidden inside the scissors and can be transported safely.

Stitch markers

Sometimes a row has to be marked, sometimes stitches or the beginning of the round. Stitch markers are little helpers that we couldn't work without. We have the small colorful markers in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Take a look around and equip yourself with a few of the colorful little helpers.

Wool needles

We need woolen needles to sew on individual parts, to sew them together or to sew up thread ends. We have a set of woolen needles that includes different sizes and are therefore suitable for a wide variety of projects.

"Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it." - Dee Hock

These useful accessories will take your knitting experience to a whole new level. As a result, you will experience more joy in knitting and can become more creative and devote yourself fully to your work. We as Knitters Pride do our best to always offer you the best knitting experience.


How to Knit a Christmas Stocking on Circular Needles?

A filled Christmas stocking by the fireplace is simply part of St. Nicholas Day and Christmas. The bigger the stocking, the bigger the joy. Children in particular are very happy when it is filled with sweet treats and little surprises. In this blog we would like to show you how you can knit the classic Christmas Shocking yourself.

The swatch for this project is 30 stitches x 34 sounds = 10 x 10 cm (stockinette stitch)

You need Double Pointed knitting needles with a needle size of 3 mm and the desired and suitable yarn. And off you go.

Step 01

Cast on 100 stitches with double pointed knitting needles and close the work in a round. There are 25 stitches on each needle.

Step 02

Now knit the next 15 rounds in stockinette stitch.

Step 03

From now on you continue to work in the following division: Knit the 25 stitches of the first needle on the right, knit the cable strips over the 25 stitches of the second and third needle, increasing 5 stitches per needle in the first round (i.e. 5 times after every 5th row). Knit 1 stitch twisted out of the cross thread), knit the 25 stitches of the 4th needle. Now you would have a total of 110 stitches on the four needles. In this arrangement you knit 60 rounds further. (= 5 pattern sets in height.)

Step 04

Now we have arrived at the heel. After a total of 75 rounds, knit a boomerang heel over the 50 stitches on the first and tipped needle, starting with the double stitch right on the next round and continuing with the heel. Divide the 50 stitches into 16 stitches - 18 stitches - 16 stitches.

Step 05

After the heel, work the foot in the same way as you did for the upper. In the 123rd round, decrease 5 stitches in each of the two cable strips from the start. You should now have 100 stitches.

Step 06

Now work the lace in stockinette stitch. Here you decrease each round until there are only 8 stitches left on the needles. Then close the top.

Step 07

You can knit a furry collar around the connecting edge to make a more Christmassy sock. Using 4 mm Double Pointe knitting needles, pick up 68 stitches (17 on each needle) from the cast-on edge by stitching from the inside out of the sock. After 24 rounds in stockinette stitch, cast off all stitches loosely and then turn the brim inside out.

Step 08

The last step is to crochet a hanger for the Christmas shocking. To do this, crochet 4 chain stitches and a chain. Work single crochet back and forth until the hanger has a total length of 20 cm. Each round begins with a chain stitch. Sew the loop onto the socks and fasten all threads.

Finally, fill your socks with little things that will bring joy and you can attach it to the fireplace.

"Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness."-     Mo Rocca

If you have a crochet or knitting lover in your family, you can also fill your Christmas stocking with the most beautiful items from Knitters Pride and bring great joy.

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