Where to Find: Debra's Garden
Whether you're a new knitter, or a seasoned knitter who has 101 projects going at once - and, uh-hum, often leaves said projects hibernating in bags for months on end before picking them back up again - Necessary Pins can make your life a little easier.
The newest item from Debra's Garden, Necessary Pins are a set of 10 plastic tags which you pin directly onto your knitting (coiless safety pins are included). These great little aids can help new knitters learn to recognize their sides, and seasoned knitters to remember a stitch pattern.
The 10 tags in the set are: Knit Side, Purl Side, Increase, Decrease, Armhole Decrease, Neckline Decrease, Even Rows, Odd Rows, K2TOG and SSK.
While the tags are weightless, they are just a tad bit on the large size. Necessary Pins are the same size as shopping reward key cards (they're actually made from the very same plastic stock). This is fine for sweaters and other larger size projects, but could be a bit bulky if used on smaller projects. However, for new knitters, I truly believe the benefits completely outweigh any bulky issues! The tags are invaluable for newbies who are learning how to read their stitches, remember which side is which and just understanding what they are creating. I really wish I had a set of these when I first learned to knit!
Necessary Pins retail for $10 per set and can be purchased directly from Debra's Garden, along with several other great notions and accessories. Grab a set for yourself or a crafty friend. They make great stocking stuffers or you can pair them with a Needle Gauge Pendant for the perfect Knitters Secret Santa gift. You'll also find some beautiful yarn bowls, stitch markers, embroidery scissors and so much more!
Check out Debra's Garden for all of the crafty folks on your holiday shopping list this year!
Disclosure: Debra's Garden sent a set of Necessary Pins to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.