Wednesday, April 17, 2013

For Your Review: Denise Interchangeable Needles

A friend of mine is overseas for the Peace Corps. (How cool is that?)

Anyway, she has a little time on her hands and some knitting knowledge in her brain, but she didn't bring any knitting supplies with her.

She asked me to please send her some stuff. I dug through my stash for yarn, patterns, darning needles, measuring tapes...

But then I started to worry about needles. Would she need straight or circular? What sizes? I didn't want to lock her into just the particular needles I thought went with the project. What if her gauge was different from mine?

Enter Denise Interchangeable Needles.

The kit is nice and orderly, and has a LOT of possible uses. If she wants to make socks later, I'll have contemplate sock needle sets, but this seems perfect for her. Compact, and needles ranging from sizes 5 to 15. And, it's all affordable enough not to completely break the bank. 

So, this is the kit I've put together: 
row counter
yarn snips
highlighter & post-it notes
patterns - right now it's just simple hat and mittens. I can send more when needed.
stitch markers
measuring tape
yarn needle
needle gauge

Did I forget anything? I'm going to wind any yarn I send before I pack it up, so she doesn't have to worry about that. 


quiltaholic said...

How about a crochet hook? They come in very handy when picking up dropped stitches.

Amy said...

I've recently fallen in love with the Knit Kit - it contains many of those little knick-knacks.

Yarn Garage said...

Great advice, thanks!