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How to make your own wooden crochet hooks and knitting needles.
HANDMADE #18 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 90

Two knitting bags are made from handspun, handwoven fabric that combines silk and flax. Describes spinning both fibers, dyeing the yarn, weaving and using the cloth. Cutting diagrams are given for both a quilted, purse-like bag and a tote style that features leather straps and trims at top and bottom.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 39

Tip recommends using cocktail picks as stitch holders when knitting small areas.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 18

How to choose the right size knitting needles for handspun yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 64

Making socks from scratch. Instructions for making a set of wooden needles and then using them to knit a pair of miniature socks.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 79

Measuring yarn. Part 2. Thickness. Counting wraps per inch and how to monitor the yarn thickness as you spin. Tip shows how to use a knitting needle gauge to select the correct needle size for a particular yarn.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 54

All about knitting needles. What to know before you buy.
THREADS #4 Apr-May 1986 pg. 30
Added Info THREADS #6 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 4
Added Info THREADS #7 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 8

Tips on using those flat plastic-bag closures as tatting shuttles, as yarn holders and as knitting or crocheting markers.
THREADS #6 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 12

Tip: Pattern for knitting-yarn bobbins that are cut from old plastic food-storage containers and lids.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 8

Tip for using a plastic bag to avoid fuzziness from overhandling garments while knitting them.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 10

Tip: Turn size 0 bamboo needles into short, double-pointed needles for knitting glove fingers.
THREADS #24 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 8

Tip: Use a piece of narrow satin ribbon as a stitch holder.
THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 8

Tip on how to make a low-cost, durable yarn bobbin for weaving or knitting.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 16

Tip describes a knitter's measuring aid.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 16

Tip shows how to make a two-row knitting marker.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 16

Tip on a way to store circular knitting needles.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 22

Tip on how to make custom knitting needles from birch dowels.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 22

Tip on using a plastic hair-roller pick to secure cabled stitches.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 20

Tip tells how to mark the size of circular knitting needles.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 24

Tip on using detachable needle tips for tight knitting.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 14

Tip on using rubber O-rings as stitch markers when knitting.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 16

Knitter's companion. Walnut and cherry knitting carrier with two compartments and a center handle has corner dovetails that are accented by the two colors of wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 52

Turned wooden knitting needles. Shop-built drive fixture and a steady-rest with rollers facilitates the turning of a long, slender object.
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 40, 76

Chart of knitting needle sizes from 0 to 13 (U.S.) and corresponding diameter in millimeters.
WORKBASKET Mar 1979 (v.44#6) pg. 35