No Cost Tool for machine knitters

No-cost tool

Take a stiff business card or an old credit card and cut it to make a latch opener.

Open all the latches before re-hanging stitches. Slip the angled edge of the tool under the latches to close them.

Use the straight edge to slip under the latches and close them.. Closing the latches will make knitting easier any time you have more than 1 stitch on a needle. There is less chance that the latch will catch causing a jam or mis-formed stitches.


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Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 10/24/2015 at 12:00 AM | Categories:


Derynda Howells

Derynda Howells wrote on 10/24/15 4:17 PM

What a nifty idea, well done whoever thought of that! :-)
peggy chaplin

peggy chaplin wrote on 10/24/15 5:18 PM

old/expired credit cards work well too
Rosemary de Ponte

Rosemary de Ponte wrote on 10/24/15 7:45 PM

Thank You, have learnt something new in 55 years of machines knitting. Brilliant!
Linda D

Linda D wrote on 10/24/15 11:56 PM

Plastic card can also be folded and trimmed to add wings to make it easier to pick up the tool when you need it.
Michael J Gardner

Michael J Gardner wrote on 10/25/15 12:56 PM

I've been using this credit card for the last 12 yrs.

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