Back in 2010, I made a new knitter friend named Bonny and she gave me The Knit Kit which I adore. Especially as a new knitter, it was wonderful to have all the tools in a portable and hard-sided case. Since then, I’ve learned that it is perfect for traveling and being at home. I’ve also learned that when I’m at home or just popping out to the cafe for knitting with friends, I sometimes prefer a more project specific and homemade knit kit. One that fits more stitch markers or special tools essential for the project at-hand. So, in today’s post I am sharing the details on what’s in my big homemade knit kit.
Needle Gauges are so useful. In my kit is Debra’s Garden Metal Needle Gauge though this KnitPro Needle Gauge or Susan Bates Knit-Chek Needle Gauge are similarly compact and more budget-minded so you have options.
Stitch Markers are essential for in-the-round, shawl, or intricate patterns. I made the big sushi and pirate skull & crossbones stitch markers myself while my friend Marseille made the tiny sushi stitch markers. Here’s the tutorial I wrote up on how I made mine. But if you just want to buy some, what about:
Heart-shaped ones from Etsy
Typewriter set from Etsy
Measuring Tape. I got mine at Tiger.
Plastic Needle for weaving in the ends. Like this set of two.
Scissors for trimming when done or switching colors. 3 1/2-Inch Gold Stork Scissors though I bought my pair at Tiger so if you’re in Ireland you can look for them there or order them from Amazon.co.uk.
When I’m making a tea cosy or sweater, there are stitch holders in the bag too. It all depends on what tools I need. The folded pattern is tucked in there too. When traveling, I stick with simpler projects so the original Knit Kit is perfect still for that. Especially since the scissors in that are TSA friendly.
What’s in your knit kit?