How to Prevent Stitches from Sliding Off Double Point Needles

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Double Needle Quick Tip

Have you ever worried when knitting with double pointed needles that the stitches would slide off? This is an easy solution.

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To hold the stitches safely on the needles, place needle tip protectors on one end or both ends of the double pointed needle.

Straight Knitting with Double Pointed Needles

The pattern calls for a lot of stitches on one double pointed needle and straight knitting and/or purling these stitches. Place needle tip protector on one end of two double pointed needles and then knit back and forth as if the double pointed needles are regular knitting needles.

Knitting in the Round with Double Pointed Needles

If knitting in the round with three or four double pointed needles and one or more of the needles have a lot of stitches on them, place a needle tip protector on both ends of the needle. Then you can focus on the stitches at hand and not worry about stitches falling off other needle(s). To knit the section with the needle tip protectors, remove the tip protector from the needle, place it on the end of the empty needle, knit all stitches. After all stitches are knitted to new needle, remove second needle protector and place on the needle.

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Knitting Needles Point Protectors Stoppers

Use point protectors to prevent stitches from sliding off needle and also to keep knitting needle points safe and protected.. This handy compartment box comes in 16 pcs Small Point Protectors and 12 pcs Large Point Protectors; Totally 28 PCS needles point protectors. Affiliate Link to Amazon


Knitting Needles Point Protectors/Stoppers

Pliable point protectors for the ends of knitting needles, helps to prevent stitches from falling. Comes with 2 sizes; 15 pcs large knitting needle point protectors and15 pcs small knitting needle point protectors.
Large size suitable to be used with needles of US size 8 (5.5mm) to US size 17(12mm); Small size suitable to be used with needles of below US size 8 (5.5mm).
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