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knitaddict
06-12-2006, 05:06 PM
I need to order some blocking pins. Thus far I've made due with a small box of about 20 that I bought at a yard sale, but I need more. LOTS more. ;)

What brand, type, material, etc would you recommend? Or does it even matter? TIA

carollovesyarn
06-13-2006, 04:09 AM
Any of the ones marketed to knitters should be fine. Clover is one brand - they have the two-prong forked ones which are supposed to be good for lace blocking. I bought the stainless steel T-pins - they work fine and don't rust. I also have the flat flower pins, but I haven't used them for blocking altho Knitpicks says they can be.

http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Clover+Forked+Blocking+Pins&Cat=&ProductType=6&Count=15

http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/tools_list.aspx?searchType=Category&categories='4205'&titleType=Tools&titleName=Blocking+Pins

http://www.maggiescrochet.com/pages/Supplies/d38036_38037_t_pins_main.htm