View Full Version : Point protectors

11-18-2007, 02:07 PM
I am a subscriber to the Simply Knitting magazine (UK). A few months ago, the issue was mailed with very cute point protectors for circular needles. These point protectors arelittle sheep plastic figurines. I searched the internet for these sheep-moulded point protectors but did not find such accessories. Has somebody on this forum purchased these point protectors and where?

11-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Uh, I was taught to use erasers for point-protectors. Or wine-bottle corks. Or stick them into the hand-wound ball of yarn [yeah, I know. these days, the yarn-balls are pull-out skeins. Not the same].

If there are cute little thingys, then I guess that would be just gravy.


of troy
11-19-2007, 12:32 AM
there is also this one.. from sock flock club..


11-19-2007, 12:52 AM
oh man! I want to make their Oktoberfest sock for my host dad in Germany!

11-19-2007, 01:16 AM
oh those do sound cute .... I have 3 regular rubber ones, lost one somewhere :shrug:

thank you for mentioning erasers I will go to the dollar store tomorrow ours always has tons of fun ones I am sure they will work perfect for the larger needles. I have used corks ( keep falling off ) thick rubber bands ( pain to put on and get back off ) the ones in the stores just seem a little high for just some little pieces of rubber KWIM

11-19-2007, 02:51 AM
I've used rubber duckies :)

11-19-2007, 01:29 PM
Thanks for your suggestions. I will try erasers of a particular shape . The moulded animal form of the Simply Knitting goodies was very pleasant.

11-20-2007, 01:01 AM
oh man! I want to make their Oktoberfest sock for my host dad in Germany!

It hasn't been advertised yet, but the Oktoberfest kit comes with a new pattern notation. It gives you the option to use the lacework barley sheath pattern, or when a customer was knitting a pair for her father and was searching to a manlier version minus all the lace, Lisa the designer came up with one and it's included as an option. You can see a picture of it here:


11-22-2007, 06:49 AM
I think Guenter would just die if I made those for him. I'll have to consider it

11-22-2007, 11:04 AM
I use these coil holders. I purchased them from JoAnne Fabric and Micheals. (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2874&PRODID=prd35777)