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Old 03-20-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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new knitting
needle and it probably not new
dutch knitting pen
topic found on raverly
cant seem to get any info on it
anyone know anything about this needle
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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I've never heard of a dutch knitting pen nor can I see any info on Google. What makes it different than any other needle? A small picture would help.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:57 AM   #3
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I've never hear of a dutch knitting pen so I'm not much help. Could you post a picture?

Maybe someone will recognize it. Or maybe it goes by another name here is the US.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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They're talking about it in this thread on Ravelry. I haven't looked in because the post count got way out of hand very fast.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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I asked my mother in law who is from Holland and she said that the Dutch call them knitting PINS not needles. She used to knit when she was a girl. I'm going to convince her to take it back up so I have a knitting partner
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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They're sometimes called Pins in the UK too and other countries; when I look on ebay.uk for metric needles, a lot of the listings call them this.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:41 AM   #7
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That was interesting. I still can't figure out how you use it though.

One thing I love about knitting, there is always so new thing to learn. Or new technique to try. I keep a stack of interesting ideas to try out. And when I'm bored with what I'm working on. Or between projects, I pull it out & jump into untried territory.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:33 AM   #8
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another neat one is TUNISIAN CROCHET
more a cousin to knitting then the typical crochet.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:30 AM   #9
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I think you use it like a crochet hook, but with a different technique. There's a ravelry group called 'slip stitch crochet' where you slip stitch instead of sc/dc and the effect can be like knitting. It's also called 'bosnian crochet'. The results look similar to this 'knit pen' thing, and btw, I found out 'pen' is a Dutch word for 'needle'
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:24 AM   #10
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hi
looks like we are all in the same place
i dont know either but i am curious so i will keep looking
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