what gadgets do you recommend?

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what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby jennifer123 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:59 am

hello, my first real post and im looking for a gadget to speed up my ageing pace! is there anything about? i looked on www.amazon.co.uk for knitting gadgets but didnt find mind. advice would be great. x

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Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby jennifer123 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:03 am

i did a quick search too for freebie gadgets in knitting but didnt find, i did come across this free cardigan knitting pattern http://www.gratisfaction.co.uk/freebies ... -patterns/ from the http://www.gratisfaction.co.uk/ and i will try doing that today but again a gadget to speed things up really would help me and my numb fingers, please ideas if you can or recommendations?

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Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby Helen » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:20 pm

Hi Jennifer, i am not sure about gadgets but i think discomfort/pain in fingers is common amongst the knitting community... suggestions to do hand exercises are often encouraged to keep the movement in the joints. Maybe google to find some. Also different styles of knitting can help. I haven't tried but some have suggested continental knitting, again you could you tube for an example.
I personally swop between knitting and crochet (i have recently taught myself from you tube) and the different positions ease any repetitive pain, plus a rest day every now and again and a browse on ravelry for my next project!
Hope you have other suggestions too to help :)

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Postby Joy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:22 pm

Hi Jennifer, I'm not sure you'd view needles as gadgets but using nice smooth needles really does help speed things up. If I go back home to see mum she often tries to give me her old needles which are bent and the coating on the tip has flaked off. Nooooo give me my knit pros any day.
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Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby MatthewK » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:53 pm

How about this gadget https://www.evuin.com/products/digital-knit-row-finger-counters. It helps you count how many stitch you have already done.

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Postby darknit » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:12 pm

MatthewK wrote:How about this gadget https://www.evuin.com/products/digital-knit-row-finger-counters. It helps you count how many stitch you have already done.


Very good idea - hope you can get them in the UK.

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Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby darknit » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:22 pm

darknit wrote:
MatthewK wrote:How about this gadget https://www.evuin.com/products/digital-knit-row-finger-counters. It helps you count how many stitch you have already done.


Very good idea - hope you can get them in the UK.


ETA Just ordered two from Amazon - thank you!

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Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby sweetpea » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:04 am

Would love to know what you think of it :thumbup:

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Re: what gadgets do you recommend?

Postby TonyH » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:27 pm

I’ve used them for a couple of years now. They tend to last me about 2 years. Just got a couple from eBay at £0.99 each and got a 3rd free :) Good for counting cast-on stitches too. Just click every 10 stitches or so. Saves counting and recounting :)
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