Can I use skewers instead of knitting needles?
Back when I was making stuff from hardware store finds, I was going to make some needles out of dowels, but I came up with something even easier when we were cleaning out the garage and found a bag of large bamboo skewers. … They’re perfect to make knitting needles that are actually large enough to use.
Can you knit without knitting needles?
Arm knitting for beginners is a unique alternative to knitting with traditional needles, especially if you like quick and easy DIY projects. Many of the arm knitting patterns featured in this roundup can be completed in an hour or less, making them perfect for crafters with very busy schedules.
What can I use if I don’t have the right size knitting needles?
If your pattern doesn’t specify needle size, use your yarn as your guide. As I mentioned previously, certain yarn sizes go with certain needles. The thicker your yarn, the thicker your needles will be. Look at the yarn label.
What can I use if I don’t have a yarn needle?
You can use a crochet hook, for best results, use one one or two sizes smaller than the hook you used to make it. That way it can just slip inbetween the stitches.
Can you make your own knitting needles?
You can try to make your own knitting needles! Knitting needles are indispensable to the knitter’s livelihood. Unfortunately, sometimes they can be quite expensive, especially if you need several sizes and types for one project, or if you’re a beginning knitter and don’t already have an extensive collection of needles.