Add more fun to your knitting by making your own knitting needles. Editor Brian Sawyer has a cool post on making your own knitting needles using skewers and sharpening to the right size. I love the button tops that adorn the needles. Link.
Laurie of Kiku (who makes the coolest knitting needles) has also been on the same wavelength this week and sent this tip in for us on how to make your own double pointed needles. Cut dowels to size, sharpen both ends in a pencil sharpener, and sand sand, sand.
Approximate dowel sizes are:
5/16″ = about a size 11
1/4″ = about a size 10
7/32″ = about a size 9
3/16″ = about a size 7
1/8″ = about a size 4
above a 5/16″ won’t fit in most pencil sharpeners.
If anyone has more tips to share — please add a comment to this post!